Lille has a golden chance to make their Ligue 1 celebrations come alive this week, assuming that they can get the better part of Angers. The match schedules for Sunday at the Stade Raymond Kopa, with kickoff at 10 pm.
Les Dogues sit one point off second-placed and defending Champions Paris Saint-Germaine at the summit. On the other hand, Angers can cherish another season in Ligue 1 after getting survival.
Stephane Moulin’s decade tenure at the helm of Angers comes to an end this weekend. He will be stepping down from his Scoistes post. However, it is not the farewell the 53-year-old expected given the league standings.
Furthermore, any chances of a top-half finish are gone. The only shining light last few months was their victory against Dijon. Then, unfortunately, Moulin’s camp returned to losing ways with a 3-2 defeat to Marseille.
In contrast, Lille could be closing in on a historic title win with only ninety minutes separating them from a win. However, even though the title win lies on their hands, a goalless stalemate with Saint Etienne last week put more pressure on their title campaign.
PSG closed on the gap to only one point following their win to Reims. The onus remains on Lille to finish off in style. Lille travels to Angers on the back of a four-game winning streak away from home.
Angers vs. Lille Head to Head
Both sides have 11 games against each other, with Angers taking six wins while Lille with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Marseille 3-2 Angers
- Angers 3-0 Dijon
- Lorient 2-0 Angers
- Angers 0-1 Monaco
- PSG 5-0 Angers
- Lille 0-0 Saint Etienne
- RC Lens 0-3 Lille
- Lille 2-0 Nice
- Lyon 2-3 Lille
- Lille 1-1 Montpellier
Angers Team News
Lassana Coulibaly remains unavailable for selection while serving his last match suspension. Ibrahim Amadou is suffering from a thigh injury that rules home out on this final matchday clash. Other injury absentees include the defensive pair of Ismael Traore and Abdoulaye Bamba. Vincent Manceau is another injury contention on this clash.
Lille Team News
Jose Fonte misses out on this title-defining moment while serving a suspension. Therefore, youngster Tiago Djalo partners up with fellow youngster Sven Botman to lead the backline. The only absentee for Galtier is Isaac Lihadji. Leicester-linked Boubakary Soumare should head to the middle of the park.
Prediction and Odds
There will be no room for sentiment for Moulin’s departure given the gravity of the match for the Les Dogues.
- Lille Win
- Correct Score: 0-2
- Yilmaz to Score