Although they only got a draw Toulouse were very impressive last week away at Ajaccio (finished 2-2).
In the offensive phase Toulouse at the moment can be considered one of the top Ligue1 teams. They create a lot of chances each round with actions carried both on the flanks and in center. The same happened last round and the performance is even more praiseworthy as Toulouse used attacking midfielder Trejo as a striker. This happened because both forwards Braithwaite and Ben Basat were out injured. Ben Basat should return for this game.
Forward Ben Yedder is simply in amazing form. He hasn’t scored against Ajaccio but he was the most active man on the field, providing key passes and opening up spaces.
Toulouse’s weakest part is the defense, where there are moments of uncertainty that can be punished by opponents.
Lille were fortunate to win last round against Guingamp. The goal came late in extra time following a corner, and only after Guingamp had created the best of chances. Only the good reflexes of keeper Enyeama helped Lille keep a clean sheet.
Upfront Lille were once again slow builders, uninspired when trying to deliver key passes and shy when it came to finalizing the few dangerous actions they created.
Captain Mavuba missed last round through injury and there are no news yet regarding his condition.
Toulouse may have a loose defense but there are good chances Lille won’t be able to take advantage of that because they are very slow. Meanwhile Toulouse won’t play around with opportunities and will punish Lille on every single occasion. Toulouse DNB at 1.90
UPDATE: Toulouse welcomes back Akpa-Akpro, Roman and Regattin. Especially winger Akpa-Akpro will be a great addition. Lille are still without captain Mavuba.
Toulouse: Ahamada, Boucher – Aurier, I.Sylla, Veskovac, Ninkov, Yago, Spajic, Akpa-Akpro – Chantôme, Aguilar, E.Didot, Furman, Sirieix, Trejo, Regattin, Roman – Ben Basat, Ben Yedder
Lille: Enyeama, Elana – D.Sidibé, Kjaer, Basa, Rozehnal, Souaré, Béria, Soumaoro, Jeanvier – Balmont, I.Gueye, Delaplace, Mar.Martin, S.Meïté – S.Kalou, Rodelin, Roux, Origi, R.Mendes, Ruiz