Amiens were dominated last week away at Caen, but still remained very organized, and opponents needed a penalty in order to win the game (Caen won 1-0).
Amiens focus primarily on the defensive phase, and most of the times it’s really difficult to get inside their penalty box.
Of course, they aren’t scoring too many goals, but still, forwards have good speed, making Amiens pretty dangerous on counters.
Lille were destroyed last week on home ground by champions Monaco. Lille even held more possession, but their attacks were easily stopped by opponents. On the other hand, Monaco were very efficient and converted all their biggest chances (won 4-0).
Lille have plenty of skilled players, but in-spite of that, it seems this will be a really difficult season, especially after striker De Preville left the squad. His replacement Pepe doesn’t seem capable of rising to the expectations.
They do create scoring opportunities, but players don’t work together as they should, and they often precipitate.
Lille will be without fullback Soumaoro and winger Benzia.
Lille haven’t scored in 3 rounds now, and the attacking players seem to be out of form. Lille will have a really difficult time against Amiens, who excel in discipline and organization. Amiens DNB at 2.12
Amiens: Bouet, Gurtner (g.) – Adenon, Avelar, Bodmer Cissokho, Dibassy, El Hajjam, Gouano – Bourgaud, Monconduit, Nathan Ngosso, Zungu – Gakpé, Kakuta, Konaté, Manzala, Traoré
Lille: Maignan, Koffi – Malcuit, Ié, Alonso, Kouamé, Ballo-Touré – Bissouma, Amadou, Maia, Mendes, Bahlouli, Soumaré – Ponce, Pépé, Araujo, Faraj, El Ghazi