Big Game Focus: Lille v PSG


Lille host Ligue 1 leaders PSG on Sunday as they look to end a two-game losing streak. The reigning league champions are unbeaten in Ligue 1 since November and will be hoping to extend that record. Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on the game here. 

Lille are hoping to produce another memorable performance against PSG when they host the reigning Ligue 1 champions on Sunday. Lille hammered the leaders 5-1 in April last year to cap off a phenomenal campaign in which they finished second. This season, after 20 games, they are fifth on 31 points, five points off Rennes who are third in the final Champions League spot. They’ve lost to PSG this season already and given the departure of their best player, Nicolas Pepe, replicating that famous result looks difficult.

Meanwhile, PSG are eight points clear on top of the table. They have beaten Lille in six of their last seven encounters. They have lost just one match in all competitions since September. Therefore, they’re heading into this clash as clear favourites.

Betting preview

The visitors have won six of the seven encounters against Lille. They have also scored three or more goals in nine of their last ten matches in all competitions. You can back a PSG Win and Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.80. 

Both teams have scored in four of PSG’s last five Ligue 1 games. Lille have scored in four of their last five league games but have not kept a clean sheet in their last three matches. Both teams have found the net in five of the last seven meetings between these two. Therefore, you can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.70. 

Kylian Mbappe has been terrific this season. He has scored 21 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions. In PSG’s last ten games in all competitions, the young Frenchman has scored in eight of them. For that reason, you can back Kylian Mbappe as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 1.90.  

Team news

Lille will be without former PSG player Timothy Weah. The hosts will also be without Saad Agouzoul and Yusuf Yacizi who is out for the season with an ACL injury.

Thomas Tuchel will be without the injured Edinson Cavani who has been a subject of transfer speculation. Marquinhos and Marco Verratti were both subbed off before the final whistle with apparent injuries against Reims in the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday. Juan Bernat and

Thomas Meunier will also be absent due to injury.

Possible line-ups

Lille: Maignan, Pied, Fonte, Gabriel, Reinildo, Renato Sanches, André, Soumaré,

Bamba, Osimhen, Auraujo.

PSG: Navas, Kherer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Sarabia, Herrera, Gueye, Neymar,

Mbappé, Icardi.