Lille vs Valenciennes by Albet Tipstein

Lille faces Valenciennes this evening in the Stade Pierre-Mauroyin. A crucial game for both teams in the 33rd week of Ligue 1, with just six games remaining for the end of the season, having Lille making an impressive performance throughout the season and Valenciennes struggling to avoid relegation.


Lille OSC is found a the 3rd place of the league table with 60 points, 6 points behind Monaco and 5 points ahead of St.Etienne. If they end up 3rd in the end of the season they will get the ticket for the Champions League quarter finals, whilst if they manage to catch Monaco at the 2nd place they will have the opportunity to get a ticket for direct entrance in the Champions League Group stage. Having difficult games remaining against harsh opponents(Marseille,Bordeaux,PSG), a victory today is a MUST for the home team, in an attempt to reach the 2nd place and also keep a safe distance from St.Etienne. Lille OSC has a great home record with 11 wins,3 draws and just 2 losses, whilst they have conceded just 6 goals(!) at home ground this season. 12 games ended up under 2.5 goals at home ground and only 4 had a scoreline over 2.5 goals, whilst ZERO games ended up with over 3.5 goals in the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.


The only missing players for the home-side are Souaré(LB,28 games played) Béria(RB,21 games played).


Valenciennes travels in Lille this evening in attempt to get something from this game, something very difficult to achieve due to the big difference in quality of the two teams. Valenciennes is at the bottom of the table in 18th place with 29 points, 6 points away from avoiding relegation(at the moment). The away side has a negative away record with 3 wins 3 draws and 10 losses, while in the last 5 away games they had 4 losses and just one win. Important absentees for the away side with Valenciennes' top scorer Warris probably missing the game, and the suspended midfielder Da Silva.


Chances are really high for Lille OSC this evening to secure another three points and make sure they get a Champions League ticket for next year, meanwhile they wouldn't compromise such a crucial game for the neighbour team of Valenciennes who is fighting to avoid relegation. Considering the significant statistics mentioned above, with Lille having an impressive home record and managing to beat opponents usually with a small scoreline, Lille should beat Valenciennes today with no more than 3.5 goals being scored.


1&Under 3.5 with odds at about 2.00 makes this pick an incredible opportunity with very little risk taken.

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