With the presence guaranteed in the decision of the League Cup of France, PSG returns again their attention on Saturday, February 3, for the French Championship. You will face Lille, who is on the edge of the relegation zone, at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq. The game, which is part of the twenty-fourth round of Ligue 1 in its 2017/2018 season, starts scheduled for 14h (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Lille
Lille was another victim of the excellent marketing and revolutionary aura surrounding the coach Marcelo ‘El Loco’ Bielsa. Hired the coach to change his style of play. This has resulted in yet another of the numerous failures in the Argentine’s career, which are in much greater numbers than the successes.
It was left to the Frenchman Christophe Galtier to inherit the scene of scorched earth that is quite common to who takes the command of the teams that were in the hands of Bielsa. The situation is not being easy, but a light at the end of the turn can be viewed in the twenty-third round. On January 28, at home, the team defeated Strasbourg by 2 to 1 interrupting a series of three straight losses.
It was enough to get the team out of the relegation zone. With 25 points (seven wins, four draws and 12 losses), Lille took the seventeenth position. The situation, however, is still far from being considered comfortable. Troyes, who opens the sideline region in eighteenth place, has only one point less.
Lille has the third worst campaign as Ligue 1 boss, Lille has doubts about the use of defender Kevin Malcuit (14 matches in the French Championship 2017/2018, no goal) and midfielder Kouame N’Guessan (five games without a goal ), who are in the process of treating injuries.
The current form of PSG
Crisis in PSG only in relation to the behavior of Neymar (16 games in the French Championship 2017/2018, 17 goals). An attitude that the athlete had in the game against Rennes provoked discussions. He offered his hand to help an opponent stand up, but then put the opponent on the ground.
Despite the attacker’s infantile behavior, PSG was the winner of the match. He scored 3-2 and secured his place in the final of the French League Cup. It will be ahead in the race for the title Monaco.
One more step in search of the ” block ”. The team are also in contention for the French Cup title and will get Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. The quietest situation among all competitions is even in LaLiga. With a 4-0 win over Montpellier on the previous day, PSG rose to 59 points (19 wins, two draws and two defeats) by 11 points ahead of Lyon, placed second.
For Saturday’s duel, Brazilian right-back Daniel Alves (15 games, no goal) can not be linked. He will have to meet the third and final game of the suspension imposed by his expulsion in a 2-1 loss to Lyon on 21 January.
Another national athlete, defender Thiago Silva (15 games, no goal) is doubtful. A thigh injury has made him out of the match against Rennes and there is no prediction as to when he will be available again. The list of medical problems is supplemented by socks Julian Draxler (19 games, two goals) and Thiago Mota (ten games, one goal).
History of the matches Lille vs PSG
PSG have not been defeated by Lille for 14 matches. There were 11 wins and three draws. In the first round of Ligue 1 version 2017/2018, he scored 3-1.
With a squad filled and capable of supplying the injured players without much loss of quality, PSG is the best betting option in the game this Saturday. It appears at 1.16 on Bet365. Draw shows return of 7.00 and success of Lille yields 15.00 for each real bet. Quotes were in effect at 17:31 on 1/2/2018.