Last week Toulouse opened the score against the run of play, but didn’t had enough power to hold ground and conceded the equalizer in the final minutes (1-1 vs Nantes).
Hosts are coming after a good performance in the Cup (won 3-1 at Rennes). However the final scoreline may be a bit misleading since Toulouse played against 10 for almost 80 minutes…
Important forward Braithwaite has been missing for a couple of games already and most probably will sit out again. On the other hand they welcome back midfielder Akpa – Akpro after suspension.
New coach Antonetti hasn’t made any real changes to the lineup but now Lille seem more confident and determined than ever.
They are sitting on three consecutive victories and for the first time this season Lille managed to score three goals in a single game.
Last week winger Bautheac scored twice (his first goals for Lille) and now the attacking players seem unstoppable, as both Benzia and Bautheac are in great form, and playmaker Boufal is more inspired than ever.
Lille mildly dominated in the midweek Cup game against Laval and qualified further without many efforts (won 1-0).
Guests will welcome back fullback Corchia and forward Guirassy after they were suspended last round and fullback Soumaoro who was suspended in the Cup.
Odds are way too unbalanced considering how these teams have been performing lately. Bookies haven’t done their homework and we get huge value on Lille. Lille DNB at 2.17
UPDATE: Toulouse will miss defender Kana – Biyik and midfielder Didot. Lille’s forward Guirassy got another round of suspension from the Discipline Commission.
Toulouse: Goicoechea, Lafont – I.Diop, Matheus, Somalia, Spajic, Yago, Tisserand – Akpa-Akpro, Blin, Bodiger, Doumbia, Regattin, Sirieix, Trejo, Machach – Ben Yedder, Braithwaite, Pesic
Lille: Enyeama, Elana – Corchia, D.Sidibé, Civelli, Soumaoro, Sunzu, Pavard, Y.Koné – Balmont, Obbadi, Mavuba, Amadou, Mar.Martin, Bauthéac, Boufal, Yeboah – Benzia, Tallo, Nangis, Guillaume