PSG/Lille: Match Preview

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Paris will need to keep the same pace tonight against Lille (12th of the Ligue1) if they want to seat back in their Throne soon. However, with all the games pilling up and the trip to Barcelona next week, Emery will have to be wise in his choices. Let’s check few facts about Lille…


Lille (if you don’t know how to pronounce it can rhyme with “bill”) is a city in northern France. It’s mainly know to be a University Town with over 100 000 students. It’s also the 3rd largest city in France. Their soccer team is Lille OSC commonly referred to as “Le LOSC”.

Lille’s form

Over the last 6 games in FL1 they lost two times, draw 3 times and win only one times.

They scored 4 times.

History against PSG

Over the last 6 games against Paris, Lille didn’t win any single game and draw one time.

Last October, Paris won away 0-1.

Lille’s top striker

Eder (killed the French dreams during the last EURO cup) and Preville with 4 goals.
Lopes scored 3 times.

Lille’s top assists

Eder with 3 assists.
Palmieri and Benzia with 2 assists.

Lille player to watch

Rony Lopes, Brazilian, 21 year old is an attacking midfielder pretty strong with long shots. He could possibly annoyed Areola tonight…

Paris missing players

Injured: Trapp (thigh), Verratti (calf), Pastore (thigh), Augustin

Not in the list: Lo Celso, Meunier, Krychowiak

PSG starting squad prediction

(4-2-3-1) Areola; Aurier, Silva, Marquinhos , Maxwell, Motta, Matuidi; Ben Arfa, Guedes, Draxler Cavani,

Score prediction:

During the last winter marcato Luis Campos hired 7 young players (under 23) mostly unknown but to rebuild Lille for the next season.

Despite the turnover that we should see tonight with Paris we forecast:

Paris 3-0 Lille