In-spite scoring two goals, from an offensive point of view Evian made a poor game last round against Nice (drew 2-2).
The first goal came following a free kick and the second one after a lucky deflection. Besides the two goals Evian didn’t really threaten the opponent and could barely approach the penalty box.
Offensive midfielder Wass is in terrible form since the season resumed and even missed a penalty last round. Most likely he is thinking only at transferring-out and neglects his duties at the club.
Hosts didn’t look any better in defense as players were slow and failed to anticipate opponents’ moves.
Evian will welcome back defender Kone after suspension.
Lille dominated the entire game last round against Reims and fully deserved to take all points (finished 3-1). As expected young forward Origi once again had an excellent performance, scored once and delivered an assist (and also missed a penalty…). Origi is extremely active whenever Lille are without a proper play-maker (play-maker Lopes was suspended last round). Lopes will miss again this week so we should expect another impressive performance from Origi.
Forward Roux also made a good game, was very active and determined and even managed to score. It’s not often we see Lille’s attacking players performing at full potential, in-fact the major problem for Lille this season was the offensive inefficiency.
Guests will welcome back midfielder Balmont after suspension.
This is one of the best moments in the entire season for Lille and an opponent like Evian (fragile defense and without firepower) won’t be able to put an end to it. Lille -0.25 at 2.07
UPDATE: Hosts will once again miss Duhamel, Ramirez, Sabaly, Sorlin, Jon.Mensah, J.Hansen, Sunu and Camus.
Evian: B.Leroy, Durand – Abdallah, Nounkeu, Mongongu, Cambon, A.Angoula, Fall, Juelsgaard – D.Koné, Thomasson, Tejeda, Ninkovic, Wass, Barbosa – Sougou, Nsikulu, Nielsen, Blandi
Lille: Enyeama, Elana – Corchia, D.Sidibé, Kjaer, Basa, Rozehnal, Y.Koné – Mavuba, Balmont, I.Gueye, S.Meïté, Ad.Traoré, Delaplace, Boufal – Roux, Origi, R.Mendes, Koubemba, Abd.Diaby