Lille predictions with latest odds and stats
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Lille have been on a roll of a very successful few years. Though many claim that their golden days have been over for half a century, they took second place in the 2018/19 campaign followed by a 5th placement last year.
All things considered, a lot is expected from Lille going into the 2020/21 season, with outright Ligue 1 betting odds pointing at them as the 4th strongest team in France. With 4.50 odds on a Top 3 Finish, they are expected to secure European football at the very least. Christophe Galtier is an immensely respected manager and arguably one of Lille’s greatest assets right now, and he’ll be staying on for the time being.
Lille Key Players
Poor transfers were blamed when Lille failed to repeat the 2019’s success in the previous season. This summer has been a lot less dramatic, however, with a few notable exceptions. The highly-rated centre-forward Victor Osimhen, who went to Napoli, is by far the most impactful departure. Overall, though, the club made over €40 million in transfers as opposed to last year’s massive expenditure.
So far, the biggest focus seems to be on maintaining a strong offensive midfield. Standouts in this area include Jonathan Ikone, Renato Sanches, and a recent addition from Gent – Jonathan David. Boubakary Soumaré is another important part of their formation, being one of the most notable defensive midfielders in Ligue 1.
As a club from the north of the country, Lille take part in what’s commonly referred to as the Derby du Nord. This game pits together two most successful clubs from the region – Lille and Lens. The former are not exactly situated in the north part of France but the proximity and sociological differences between the two sets of supporters have fueled this rivalry into a hotly-contested one ever since 1937.
Matches between Lille and Lens would usually spark intense feelings on both ends as they would often determine the international faith of respective clubs. Nowadays, the rivalry is not that prominent, however, knowing that Lille are currently vying their battles in Ligue 2.
Lille Olympique Sporting Club rose from the post-war ashes in the autumn of 1944 with two Ligue 1 clubs – Olympique Lillois and Sporting Club Fivois – merging into a single Lille-based football club.
The early years brought notable results for Lille with the club winning two league titles in the first decade and also scooping five Coupe de France wins out of seven finals. The club lost its way, however, and it wasn’t until the late 90s that Lille began to lay the grounds for future success.
The supporters were forced to go through a lengthy wait since 1945/46 and 1953/54 when Lille won two of their three Ligue 1 titles. It was in 2010/11 that Les Dogues once again conquered France, ten years after returning to the top flight. During the same season, Lille won their sixth – and to this date final – Coupe de France title. As far as the international successes go, Lille won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2004.
The Great Danes play their home matches at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. The venue can take 50,000 people and it’s been the home of Lille since 2012, having replaced the club’s previous home – Stade Lille-Metropole.