Lille are at a crucial point in their title bid race, with only three matches remaining to lift the Ligue 1 trophy. The side continues their title race when they travel to take on Lens. The match schedules for Friday at Stade Bollaert-Dellis, with a kickoff at 10 pm.
The hosts fell for a 2-1 loss to PSG in their last outing, whereas Lille’s title race gained further momentum with a 2-0 win over 10-man Nice.
After PSG crashed out of the Champions League to Manchester City, all eyes salvaged their Ligue 1 race. However, it only mounts pressure on league leaders Lille, separated by one point with three games remaining.
Burak Yilmaz remains the shining light from Lille’s camp, with the 35-year-old breaking the deadlock against Nice. The goal makes it his 13th of the season with 13 minutes on the clock to put the Les Dogues back in contention for a league win.
Moreover, Lille is proving to be impervious after taking 13 points from their last 15. Monaco was in contention for a top three-horse race, but a 3-2 loss to Lyon ruined any chances of competing.
In contrast, Franck Haise remained unavailable to get a double over title defenders PSG in their last outing after a 1-0 win in their first leg. Before the loss, Lens were on a 13 unbeaten streak that pushed the side to fifth.
RC Lens vs. Lille Head to Head
Both sides have 11 games against each other, with Lens taking one win while Lille with seven games. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- PSG 2-1 Lens
- Lens 2-1 Lyon
- Brest 1-1 Lens
- Lens 1-4 Lorient
- Lens 1-1 Lyon
- Lille 2-0 Nice
- Lyon 2-3 Lille
- Lille 1-1 Montpellier
- Metz 0-2 Lille
- PSG 0-1 Lille
RC Lens Team News
Left-back Issiaga Sylla will serve the second of his three-match suspension after picking a red card against Nimes. Fortunately, there is a boost in the camp with returns of Massaido Haidara and Loic Bede from their suspensions.
Lille Team News
Benjamin Andre remains unavailable for selection while serving a suspension. However, Renato Sanchez returns to the fold after overcoming a muscular problem that forced him to miss their win over Nice. Boubakary Soumare provides a chance to feature alongside Xeka to fill the void.
Prediction and Odds
We do not envisage Lille taking their foot off the gas pedal at this stage of the competition and tarnish their title run.
- Lille Win
- Goals Under 3.5
- Both Teams to Score