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FC Nantes vs LOSC Lille predictions for this Ligue 1 clash as the league’s 2nd placed team try desperately to rekindle their form. Lille have slightly dropped off the pace and risk dropping out of Champions League contention if they can’t sort themselves out. Read on for our free betting tips and match preview. 

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Both Teams To Score - No and Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1/1

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Lille 1-0 @ 6/1

Reason For Nantes vs Lille Predictions

Lille still have a gap over Lyon in 3rd place but it has shrinked to just four points due to recent weeks’ results. Earlier in the season they were absolutely destroying teams with their 3-0 win over Marseille, the 3-1 beating of Saint-Étienne and their 3-1 victory over Rennes being great examples of the high standards they now deserve to be set. Their last seven games have been rather tricky though as they crashed out of the Coupe de France in Rennes before drawing with Montpellier and Strasbourg, both sides that while are good teams, Lille should have been beating. These draws were followed by a slim 1-0 victory over now-bottom side Dijon which doesn’t exactly scream the form of a 2nd placed side. 

Wherever Lille finish this season it will be seen as a tremendous achievement as they have managed to bounce back excellently from last year’s 17th place standing. The lack of top experience in the side though is starting to take its toll and Christophe Galtier will probably be quite glad the international break came when it did. Just before the break Lille lost 1-0 via a 90th minute Monaco goal despite having 66% of the possession and missing four big chances. The match was a real sign of the tiredness that had set into this Lille side. It was only the second time in 18 matches that they had failed to score and was just Lille’s second home defeat of the season. They haven’t been ravaged by injuries or lost any major players through other means but Lille really need to show their true colours with a convincing win here. 

Nantes have been so-so recently with uninspiring results against Nîmes (2-4), Guingamp (0-0) and Caen (1-0) seeing them stick to the lower-middle portion of Ligue 1. Vahid Halilhodžić’s men have had a real tough time scoring with just two goals converted in their last five games despite playing four teams in the bottom eight. Halilhodžić managed to muster up some crucial points for the team when he first joined but it appears that his team are simply fading away at the end of this campaign. 

That being said, they have managed to keep up some degree of defensive solidity as they have kept six clean sheets in their last nine games. This is obviously a great number for a team sitting 15th but with no threat up top, it hasn’t really accumulated to much in the way of points. Nantes are far enough away from the relegation zone that they don’t really need to worry about the drop but they should still look to improve their attacking exploits between now and the end of the season. 

None of Lille’s last six games have seen over 2.5 goals and the same goes for 13 of Nantes’ last 14 matches. There are similar results for the both teams to score market as this has won in just one of Lille’s last six and one of Nantes’ last nine matches. With Lille not looking like themselves recently and with Nantes’ extremely solid defence, we’re backing another low-scoring fixture here.  We still feel Lille have the talent to beat Nantes here but we doubt it will be overly convincing so we’re backing a 1-0 win for the visitors here. We’re also backing both teams not to score and under 2.5 goals due to the aforementioned stats.

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Article by: Lewis M
Twitter: @LewisMcParlane
Published: March 29, 2019

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