Lille defend this Sunday, December 16, the vice-leader of the French Championship in its edition 2018/2019. As part of the schedule of the eighteenth round, the penultimate of the first round, will face the Nimes. The game will be held at the des Costières stadium in Nîmes. The start is scheduled for 12h (Brasília time).


The owners of the house also can not complain about the performance obtained in their re-season in the elite division of French football. With 23 points (six wins, five draws and five losses), they occupy a comfortable ninth place in the standings. They started on day 18 with nine points ahead of Caen, eighteenth and first in the sticking region.It is mainly a football based on counterattacks that have earned four victories in the last five rounds of Ligue 1. At home, however, when the team needs to present a little more daring, the results do not present such expressive numbers.In the standings, only the matches that the 20 French First Division teams play in their stadiums, Nimes figures only in the thirteenth place with nine points (two wins, three draws and two losses) in 21 games. He scored nine goals and took seven.To face Lille, coach Bernard Blaquart has two doubts about the injury in the midfield. They are in the process of recovery from injury and rely on new exams to know if Mustapha Diallo (seven games in the French Championship version 2018/2019, without a goal) and Pierrick Valdivia (still without performances) can play.


The style of acting of Lille is quite similar. The team prefers to leave control of the ball to the rivals and wait for the exact moment to explore the counterattacks. It was mainly this way that he accumulated 31 points (nine wins, four draws and four losses) and took the tournament’s runner-up at the end of the seventeenth round.In the French Championship, second place is the limit. After all, the Paris Saint-Germain, with 44 points (14 wins and two draws), only counts the days to put another champion trophy in his gallery.As a visitor, Lille have the ninth-best Ligue 1 performance. Of the 24 points they played away from their dominions, they won ten (three wins, one draw and four losses). He scored seven goals and suffered nine.Coach Christophe Galtier does not face many medical problems to define the team that will face Nimes. Only two players are in the care of the medical department. Defender Adama Soumaoro (12 games in the French Championship season 2018/2019, no goal) and the midfielder Fares Bahlouli (still without performances) are in the process of recovering from injury.

Football Prediction of the Day Nimes vs Lille

This will be the first encounter involving the teams since 2013. The teams have crossed their paths only five times. It was three Lille victories and two draws.
Neither Nimes nor Lille likes to take many risks. They prefer to attack in moderation and allow rivals to venture further so that when they open spaces in defense they can seek to exploit possible failures with their counterattacks at high speed.Except for a failure that causes a goal in the beginning of the match or an individual play that breaks the defensive system, the lack of boldness must prevail in the confrontation that opens the schedule of this Sunday of the French Championship. This makes the prognosis in equality a good option for confrontation.

Bet Tips: Nimes

Odds: 2.50

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