The derby of Ligue 1 Round 16 will take place at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday – welcome to our Lille vs PSG Preview.
Lille Recent Form & Team News
Lille are top of the table after 15 games, having proven themselves to be accomplished hosts this season, picking up 62.5% of their total league points at home. Impressively, the hosts remain the only team in Ligue 1 that has scored first in every single home game to date.
The role of underdog is relatively unfamiliar to Lille, but that is what they are in here, and have lost 50% of their L1 games entered as such since the start of 2019/20 (W2, D2, L4). Compounding that return as L1 betting outsiders, Lille last led at half-time in a top-flight H2H home game back in January 2010.
Player to watch: Burak Yılmaz began December by hitting a late double (80’, 84’) vs Sparta Prague, meaning that six of his eight prior goals this term have come in the second half.
Hot stat: Lille have kept a first-half clean sheet in 75.0% of their L1 home matches this term.
Christophe Galtier cannot count on Luiz Araujo (muscle), Jeremy Pied (muscle), and Renato Sanches (muscle).
PSG Recent Form & Team News
Prior to their 3-1 win vs Montpellier (Dec 5), PSG were the only Ligue 1 side yet to concede a first-half goal on the road this L1 campaign. Fighting to regain top billing, the Parisians have averaged 3.10 goals per match across their ten overall L1 wins this campaign, with 64.52% of their goals within those victories coming in the second half.
PSG’s average winning margin across their L1 wins attained at Lille this century is 1.67 goals. On that topic, they ran out 2-0 victors in last season’s corresponding fixture after winning both halves, thereby registering a sixth win in their last eight top-flight trips to Lille (W6, D1, L1). The last five of those victories saw the Parisians win at least one half by a 1-0 scoreline.
Player to watch: The visitors’ 2-0 midweek victory over Lorient saw Moise Kean return to goalscoring ways, boosting PSG’s win rate from his goalscoring L1 matches to 80%.
Thomas Tuchel will be without Juan Bernat (knee), Danilo (thigh), and Abdou Diallo (muscle). Mauro Icardi (groin), Neymar (ankle), and Pablo Sarabia (muscle) are also sidelined.
Alongside our Lille vs PSG Preview, check out our other football previews and news. Make sure you return prior to kick-off for confirmed lineups and LIVE streaming link!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to our website.