Lille vs Amiens Match Info
Date: Friday January 18 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Lille vs Amiens Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
5/09/18 – Amiens 2-3 Lille – Ligue 1
01/04/18 – Lille 0-1 Amiens – Ligue 1
20/11/17 – Amiens 3-0 Lille – Ligue 1
Lille vs Amiens Stats
- Lille on the other hand have won four of their last six in all competitions
- Amiens have won just one of their last four away matches in all competitions
- Les Licornes have won two of the three previous Ligue 1 meetings between these two
Lille vs Amiens Match Preview
Lille are looking for a return to the Champions League this season, which is quite stunning given the struggles they’ve faced over the last few seasons. The Northern side finished just one point and one place above the relegation play-off position last season and they’ve been through no fewer than seven managers since Rene Girard left the club in 2015 as they have struggled to live up to the high standards set by a long-awaited title win in 2011.
This season however has been the Dogues best so far since that title win and although PSG are unsurprisingly running away with the league title, Christophe Galtier appears to be getting the best out of his side now and they come into this weekend’s round of fixtures knowing that a win in this Friday night fixture will lift them into second place. After three victories from their last four matches in all competitions you can back Lille again here at 4/7 with Ladbrokes.
Amiens have been one of the stories of the French leagues in the last few years. The club were not even a professional outfit until 1993 and since then they rose through the divisions before eventually earning their first ever promotion to the top tier in 2017 in dramatic circumstances thanks to a last minute winning goal against Reims before finishing in a comfortable 13th position in their first campaign at the top tier.
Although steering clear of the relegation zone was a relatively easy job for Les Licornes last season, this term it looks as though they may have more of a fight on their hands. As things stand they sit in 17th place, just one point and one place above the relegation play-off spot and after picking up just one win in their last seven Ligue 1 fixtures, things don’t look like changing any time soon. The away win is available at odds of 13/2 with BetVictor.
We’re backing the hosts to win out in this one. A quick glance at the league table should show you the difference in class between these two sides and with the home advantage les Dogues shouldn’t face too much resistance here. Amiens have struggled for goals of late too, drawing blanks in four of their last six games in all competitions. Lille have a strong defence behind them and we can see them earning the home win to nil here at 11/8 with BetVictor.
Nicolas Pepe is only in his second season at Lille but he has already racked up 26 league goals for the club, including 13 Ligue 1 strikes so far this term. The 23 year old has scored five times in his last Ligue 1 outings and we can’t resist backing him to add another to his tally here at 4/5 with Coral.
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