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League leaders are coming on Sunday Lille face Nimes at Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in major Ligue 1 game.

Lille are currently three points away from the nearest rival at the top of the table, while Nimes is still in danger in 19th place.

Nimes will tend to be a big nuisance, but most people would expect this to be common for high-flying Lille.


Lille vs Nimes, head to head matches

Lille is currently at the top of Ligue 1 thanks to some impressive form during the 2020-21 campaign.

Christophe Galtier’s team lost only twice in Ligue 1 action, and their last defeat came back on January 6th. They are undefeated in 11 league games.

They drew with Monaco last weekend, but were defeated this week in a Coupe de France match by rivals for the Paris St. Germain.

Meanwhile, the Nimes fighters have returned to the danger of relegation after winning the past three games.

Three wins after a rebound briefly pulled them out of danger, but they are again in trouble in 19th place.

However, last weekend they picked up a respectable draw against bitter rival Montpellier, keeping one of the most dangerous sides of Ligue 1 relatively quiet.

The last time these sides met, in January, Lille was left without a 1-0 winner. Nimes failed to beat Lille in the last six matches dating back to 2003.

Lille Form Guide: DWWDL

Nimes Guide: WWDLD

Lille vs Nimes Team News

Lille

Lille boss Christophe Galtier should be considered happy as his team has no injury problems ahead of this match.

Injured: None

Suspicious: None

Suspended: None

Nimes

Meanwhile, Nimes has at least six players who are unlikely to be available for this match due to injury.

Injured: Karim Aribi, Anthony Briancon, Lucas Buades, Sidy Sarr, Clement Depres

Suspicious: Pablo Martinez

Suspended: None

Lille vs Nimes Predicted XI

Lille predicted XI (4-4-2): Mike Maignan, Zeki Celik, Jose Fonte, Sven Botman, Reinildo, Jonathan Ikone, Benjamin Andre, Renato Sanches, Luiz Araujo, Yusuf Yazici, Jonathan David

Nimes predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Baptiste Reynet, Sofiane Alakouch, Naomichi Ueda, Loick Landre, Florian Miguel, Adrian Cubas, Yassine Benrahou, Lamine Fomba, Renaud Ripart, Zinedine Ferhat, Moussa Kone


Lille vs Nimes Prediction

Nimes will be boosted by a draw with Montpellier last weekend, but will still likely fight here.

Lille’s consistency has been the key to their success this season. With the attacking strength they have it is hard to imagine that they will fail to score against a team that has conceded 55 goals.

We expect a pleasant home victory in this match.

Prediction: Lille 2-0 Nimes

Posted March 18, 2021, 6:29 PM IST


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