Poor efforts from Lille last round against Bordeaux (lost 1-0) and their situation worsens as round goes by.
Lately all players have disappointing performances and it is no wonder they sit on the 14th place in the table. Lille can keep possession only when passes are for teammates at the back. If by any chance they try attacking passes possession is quickly lost.
There is no creativity at Lille and no players to assume responsibility and take actions on their own.
Lille will welcome back fullbacks Beria and Souare and winger Corchia. On the other hand central defender Basa suffered an injury and is doubtful.
PSG didn’t try that hard to open up a very compact side last round (won 1-0 against Nice). They scored an early goal and solely moved the ball around afterwards, without making much efforts, and only hoping for tunnels to create themselves.
Fullback Maxwell should return to the lineup after being rested last round. Usually he participates a lot in the offensive phase and sometimes his presence can make a difference. PSG may also welcome back central midfielder Verratti after injury.
Lille are simply unable to hold possession in opponents’ half due to the lack of inventivity, so most likely guests will easily be able to dominate the midfield and take charge of the game.
The difference in quality is heavily in favor of PSG and so is form and confidence. Hosts’ shameful position in the table may make them more determined than usual but the low morale will add iron in their bots. PSG -0.75 at 1.96
UPDATE: Hosts’ defender Basa hasn’t recovered and is ruled out. PSG welcome back midfielder Verratti but will have to do without Ibrahimovic who was given some time to rest. Same bet.
Lille: Enyeama, Elana – Béria, Corchia, Souaré, D.Sidibé, Kjaer, Rozehnal, Soumaoro, Y.Koné – Mavuba, I.Gueye, S.Meïté, Balmont, Mar.Martin, Delaplace – R.Mendes, Roux, Rodelin, Origi, M.Frey
PSG: Sirigu, Douchez – van der Wiel, Aurier, Camara, Silva, Luiz, Marquinhos, Digne, Maxwell – Verratti, Motta, Matuidi, Pastore, Rabiot – Lucas, Lavezzi, Cavani, Bahebeck