Lyon vs Lille Match Analysis & Prediction
07/02/2024 8:30 pm
Olympique Lyonnais and Lille are back in action in the Coupe de France when they meet at the Groupama Stadium for a spot in the quarter-finals on Wednesday night.
Les Gones claimed a 2-1 victory over Bergerac Perigord in their most recent knockout match, while the Mastiffs beat Racing Colombes 92 1-0 to reach the round of 16.
Lyon’s Ligue 1 struggles are well documented, but they head into this Coupe de France tie with Lille on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Marseille, their third win in five matches across all competitions in 2024.
Pierre Sage’s permanent appointment as manager has seemingly steadied the ship, evidenced by a four-game winning run without conceding between December and January, while Sunday’s victory also propelled them out of the relegation zone, offering a glimmer of hope.
Despite their league woes, Lyon have progressed in the Coupe de France, getting the better of Pontarlier and Bergerac Perigord with a combined score of 5-1.
The five-time Coupe de France champions are seeking their first title in the competition since 2011-12, which was also the last time they reached the final.
Like their hosts, Lille secured a passage to the round of 16 with a goal from Hakon Arnar Haraldsson against Racing Colombes 92, following a comprehensive 12-0 victory over Golden Lion in the previous round.
Lille have been in excellent form since the turn of the year, remaining unbeaten in 2024 with their most recent game being a 4-0 victory over Clermont in the league.
Sitting fourth in Ligue 1, just four points behind second-placed Nice, Paulo Fonseca’s side are well on course to secure European football next season.
They now shift their attention to the Coupe de France, where they boast six titles, most recently lifting the trophy in 2011 with a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the final.
Remarkably, Les Dogues are unbeaten in 20 of their last 21 matches across all competitions, securing 12 wins and eight draws, with their only blemish being a 2-1 defeat to Strasbourg in their final game of 2023.
Lyon vs. Lille Head to head
In the 58 previous meetings between these two teams, Lyon have claimed 17 victories while Lille have won 23, and they have drawn in 18. Lille have scored 82 goals and conceded 76 in the process.
08/02/2023LyonP 2Lille2Coupe de France
Lyon Team News
Lyon will be without Johann Lepenant, who has not featured this season due to a knee injury and is only expected to return to training by the end of the month.
Winter signings Nemanja Matic and Gift Orban started at the weekend and should keep their places in the starting XI.
Lyon's Last 5 Matches
07/01/2024Pontarlier0Lyon3Coupe de France
14/01/2024Le Havre3Lyon1Ligue 1
19/01/2024Bergerac1Lyon2Coupe de France
Lille Team News
Lille are dealing with injuries to Ivan Cavaleiro (groin), Samuel Umtiti (knee) and Bafode Diakite (shouder), who will all miss this match.
Jonathan David grabbed a brace against Clermont at the weekend to take his tally to 13 goals this season, making him one to keep an eye on.
Lille's Last 5 Matches
06/01/2024Lille12Golden Lion0Coupe de France
21/01/2024Racing0Lille1Coupe de France
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