Lille remains on a mission to relive their historic win at the San Siro when they welcome side AC Milan to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. The Europa League match schedules for Thursday with kickoff at 8:55 pm.
The two European giants currently occupy the top spots in the group, and a winner in this tie will make it through the knockout stages.
Lille looked fearful of an in-form AC Milan side ahead of their trip to San Siro for the reverse fixture. However, the French side shocked the Serie A side with a 3-0 victory handing their campaign’s first defeat.
Highly-rated Yusuf Yazici made a mark at the San Siro, netting a hat-trick, his second hat-trick in the 2020-21 Europa League. The first hat-trick was during their triumphant win against Sparta Prague on matchday one.
The win at San Siro ended Lille’s three consecutive draws. However, Christopher Galtier’s men suffered a shocking defeat to Brest following their successful exploits at Rossoneri. The Les Dogues responded with a 4-1 thrashing of Lorient on their return fixture.
On the other hand, before their shocking defeat at San Siro, Milan won ten of their opening 11 games for their 2020-21 campaign. Stefano Pioli might consider the loss as a minor blip with a major focus on making it to the knockout stages. Zlatan Ibramohivic is currently in the form with ten league goals.
Lille vs. AC Milan Head to Head
Both sides have only one match against each other, with Lille taking home the solid win in their reverse fixture. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Lille 4-0 Lorient
Brest 3-2 Lille
Milan 0-3 Lille
Lille 1-1 Lyon
Lille 2-2 Celtic
Napoli 1-3 Milan
Milan 2-2 Hellas Verona
Milan 0-3 Lille
Udinese 1-2 Milan
Milan 3-0 Sparta Praha
Lille Team News
Lille receives major injury boosts ahead of the clash with the return of Reinaldo, Burak Yilmaz, and Jose Fonte, who were all suspended during their win against Lorient. Yilmaz will have to start on the bench to pave the way for Yacizi and David.
AC Milan Team News
Zlatan remains unavailable after picking a thigh injury during their clash with Napoli. Forward Leonardo Leao is also unavailable with recovering from an injury. Ante Rebic remains the only option to lead the attacking line. Brahim Diaz and Diego Dalot might feature for the side.
Prediction and Odds
The loss of Zlatan ahead of the clash is a big blow for the Milan side, with Lille with a bolstering squad.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5