Lille vs Bordeaux Preview

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The Great Danes have a chance to top the Ligue 1 table for at least a few hours before PSG play their game later on Sunday, so have a look at our Lille vs Bordeaux Preview.

Lille Recent Form & Team News

Lille are unbeaten in 90.91% of their 11 Ligue 1 games entered as betting favorites this campaign (W7, D3, L1), and their 2-1 home win in their last league outing made it three L1 games without a loss (W2, D1). They achieved that record thanks to a strong late superiority, as Lille have lost just one second half this L1 season (2H: W8, D4, L1).

Claiming 65.38% of their league points at home (W5, D2, L0), Lille are the joint-best home side in the league to date, while being the only L1 side to score first on each occasion. Usually strong starters, the hosts have kept a first-half clean sheet in 85.71% of their top-flight home matches.

Player to watch: Lille’s Jonathan Bamba has been the game’s first scorer in three of his four goalscoring league games this term.

Hot streak: The last eight Ligue 1 H2Hs held here have produced under 1.5 first half goals, with six featuring a 1-0 scoreline at HT either way.

Christophe Galtier will be without Domagoj Bradaric (suspension), Zeki Celik (ankle), Luiz Araujo (muscle), Jeremy Pied (muscle), and Adama Soumaoro (stomach).

Bordeaux Recent Form & Team News

Visitors Girondins de Bordeaux enter this game unbeaten in their last three league outings (W2, D1). In fact, Bordeaux’s league games have produced a league-low of 2.0 goals per-game on average, with only 23.08% of those featuring goals at both ends. Resilient at the back, they have recorded a league-best eight clean sheets this Ligue 1 campaign.

On the road, the visitors have failed to score in just one of their six L1 away fixtures this term, while netting the opener in half of them (W2, D1). However, they will have to be more careful in defence, as Les Girondins have conceded one penalty in the opening half hour in two of their last three L1 road trips.

Player to watch: Hatem Ben Arfa scored two L1 goals this term for a pair of 1-0 wins.

Jean-Louis Gasset cannot count on Samuel Kalu (muscle) and Laurent Koscielny (thigh).

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