Foot Predictions shows the Ligue 1 clash on Sunday between Lille and Brest, including predictions, news about the teams and possible lineups.
Ligue 1 leaders Lille will aim to win his eighth consecutive game in all competitions when he receives a resurgence Brest to Stade Pierre-Mauroy for the first division match on Sunday.
The hosts beat Dijon 1-0 in the first match of the season for Coupe de France, midweek, while Brest also advanced to the next round after beating Rodez.
If there was ever a time for Lille to consolidate its leadership in Ligue 1, it is now, as Christophe GaltierThe team’s men mark their return to the continental stage on Thursday for the first leg of the Europa League’s 32 games against Ajax.
The Dogues seem unstoppable when domestic commitments are their only concern, but Galtier will remember the unstable form of his team when he had to juggle for the Europa League group stage along with the league action, so he just didn’t can afford to slip up this weekend before taking on Ajax twice later this month.
It is difficult to see Lille’s remarkable winning streak ending on Sunday, as Galtier’s men have won seven consecutive wins in all competitions – keeping the score clean in six of those matches – and a two point difference currently separates Lille from the second. placed Lyon, who could temporarily rise to the top if they beat Montpellier HSC on Saturday.
However, Les Dogues was not as dominant as Galtier expected against Dijon – even with several marginal players making the starting lineup – as a 19-year-old goal Aguibou Camara it was all that separated the two teams in Wednesday’s Coupe de France clash.
Galtier may already be looking at next week’s battle with Ajax on the European stage, but his tough pupils should simply focus on the task ahead of Brest, as they aim to win seven consecutive Ligue 1 matches for the first time since 2009. -10 season.
Brest fans would make a fatal mistake if they interpreted his team’s winning streak too much, as inconsistency has been the subject of Olivier Dall’Oglioof men this season.
12th-placed Pirates had suffered four defeats out of five in January, but at least started February in better shape, with two wins and a draw in the last three matches – including a hard-earned 2-1 win over Bordeaux last weekend. courtesy of goals from Steve Mounie and Romain Faivre.
Mounie followed his goal against Bordeaux with his seventh goal of the season against Rodez in the Coupe de France, but Brest only managed a 2-1 win over the Ligue 2 team to advance to the next stage, and his away form did not. for a pleasant read before your trip to Lille.
In fact, Les Pirates is at risk of going seven games without a win on the road after losing four and drawing two of the last six, and only the last two teams in Nimes and Dijon (both 24) have sent more goals in uncharted territory than that Brest (23) this term.
History suggests that there will definitely be a winner and a loser in this tie at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, as Lille and Brest have not drawn in Ligue 1 since 1987, and Dall’Oglio’s team managed to add up five – 3-2 goal thriller in the reverse fixture.
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Lille’s two Turkish strikers in Burak Yilmaz and Yusuf Yazici are breastfeeding foot and calf problems, respectively, but Jonathan David has now found his scoring touch with five goals in his last five Ligue 1 matches.
Galtier has no other concerns than his two prolific strikers and, even with the arrival of Ajax in the middle of the week, the Dogues’ coach must return to his strongest XI.
Jose Font and Zeki Celik must return to the backline while Timothy Weah and Jonathan Ikone will battle to start alongside David at the top.
Brest pitcher Gautier Larsonneur has been demoted to the bank in recent weeks, and is expected to remain there after Sebastien Ciboisthe emergence from between the sticks.
Mounie is fighting for a return to the first XI in the league after two promising displays last week, while other changes in the Coupe de France victory must see Romain Perraud, Julien Faussurier, Paul Lasne and Haris Belkebla everyone comes back.
Possible initial line-up for Lille:
Maignan; Celik, Fonte, Botman, Reinildo; Ikone, Andre, Sanches, Bamba; David, Weah
Possible initial lineup of Brest:
Cybois; Faussurier, Herelle, Chardonnet, Perraud; Lasne, Lucas, Belkebla; Honorat, Cardona, Faivre
Probability: Lille 2-1 Brest
Brest doesn’t need help when it comes to finding the bottom of the net, but preventing goals from entering the other side of the net has been his downfall all season. The Europa League’s next comeback may be playing a little on Lille’s head, but the league leaders must still be strong for an upside-down Brest, so we can only predict a home win in this match.
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