With both Lille and Angers enjoying the comforts of mid-table, both could make a push for an even stronger position when going toe-to-toe at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on 17.00 6 November in round 13 of Ligue 1. Ranked as number 12 Lille have scraped together 15 points from 12 matches. With 17 points, Angers earned themselves a place as number 8 in the Ligue 1 following 12 encounters.
Both Lille and Angers have endured a few disappointing results in the Ligue 1 in recent weeks. They were expected to do better, and both will be looking for a morale-boosting win to get back on track.
Lille go into their next Ligue 1 match averaging a humble 1.2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 12 goals, while also conceding 11 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 1 times.
Angers travel to their next Ligue 1 match, averaging a lowly 1.3 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 13 goals, while also conceding 15 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.
Facts and figures for Lille vs Angers
- Lille did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Lille unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Lille conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Lille scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.
- Angers did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Angers did not win the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Angers's last 5 of 7 matches;
- Angers scored the last 7 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Lille v. Angers
Lille can build on recent win
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Lille in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. Lille have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. An encounter with Brest brought a 1-1 draw, which was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of PSG. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail, as they beat Sevilla by 2-1.
Angers continue to look blunt
Angers go into this encounter hoping to turn a page, as performances in recent matches have been pretty scrappy. Only a single point prevents Angers from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They came up short in a 2-1 defeat against PSG before drawing 2-2 with Saint-Etienne by a score. They were back on loser street last time out, when Nice ran out 1-2 winners.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in the above Lille seem in with a good shot of another win against Angers. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.80 whereas a win for the visitors pays out odds 4.33.
Lille v. Angers — fixture history
Angers got left empty-handed, when Lille handed them a 2-1 defeat in their last Ligue 1 encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 2-1 win. Lille enter the match against Angers with a 4-1-5 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Ligue 1. This amounts to a 40% winning ratio for Lille, with Angers victorious in 50% of the last 10 encounters. The past 10 matches between Lille and Angers have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Saturday.
Current standings in the Ligue 1
Looking at the current Ligue 1 standings, Lille and Angers are currently 2 points and 4 places apart. Lille will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Angers this coming Saturday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Angers will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Lille and Angers.
Top scorers markets
It is difficult to look past Thomas Mangani, when searching for a goalscorer. He seems unstoppable and hit the target 2 times in the last 6 matches for Angers. His season total reads 3 goals right now.
With 5 goals in the last 6 matches for Lille, Jonathan David is the player to look out for, as he will be gunning for more goals this coming Saturday.