Lille and Nancy will meet on Saturday, October 1, in the eighth round of Ligue 1.
Lille OSC (number 20)
Situation previous edition team who finished in fifth place is extremely complicated. Elimination of the Europa League at the end of double the Azeris in Gabala and developments in the new edition of Ligue 1, where they accounted for one victory, one draw and five defeats, surprised many football fans France, Lille is a team that has a quite competitive, despite the loss of key players such as Sofiane Boufal (sold at Southtampton 19 million) and Djibril Sidibe (aS Monaco succumbed to the amount of 15 million euro).
The team from the capital of Nord-Pas de Calais region appear before the duel in this round with a series of four defeats in the last stages. However, one can not say that the game itself was so bad, evidenced by the goals scored in three of them (one even outnumbered the land of Saint-Etienne). Frederic’s great problems of students are inattention Antonetii in key moments of games and errors in defense. Moreover, Lille, with Caen, is presently the weakest defense (14 goals conceded) in Ligue 1.
OSC is compelled by circumstances to raise their level of play as quickly, otherwise you might wake up if things continue in this direction, with total goals different from those of the last championship.
AS Nancy (No. 19)
Newly promoted team has any major difficulties to adjust to the premier league. If Ligue 2 managed to occupy the first position, getting tickets for the main stage without much emotion, things are not as good today. With a win, two draws and four defeats, the band prepared for Pablo Correa was the second lowest, with only one point opponent in this round.
The big problem is if the offensive phase of Lorraine, Nancy scoring only three times in the first seven stages, being with Nants, in last place in terms of productivity. This should be improved urgently, particularly as defense just does not look bad, cashing same number of goals (9) and ranked second position in the overall standings, AS Monaco.
When it comes to confrontations between the two, definitely balance tip in the Lille team that has not lost in front of Nancy of 11 games, winning seven of them. However, these parties came after at least two seasons, lots component of today is much different, so it is difficult to estimate to what extent this statistic has any relevance.
The hosts will not be based on Obbadi Mounir, Nicolas de Preville (injured) and Franck Beria (suspended).
Youssouf Hadji is the only unavailable camp guests.
Lille Enyeama – Palmieri, Basa, Civelli, Corchez – Mavuba, Sankhare, Bautheac Lopes, Amalfitano – Eder
Nancy: Assemble – Cabaco, Chretien, Lenglet – keto Nguessan, Pedretti, Guidileye, Badila, Robic, Koura