Lille vs PSG: Preview, predictions and updates - FCNaija

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/02/2018

Ligue 1 leaders PSG got back to its winning ways last weekend and will look to continue that run when it hits the road to take on Lille.

Following a late defeat at Lyon, PSG bounced back with a 4-0 win over Montpellier in league play before dispatching Rennes 3-2 in the Coupe de la Ligue semifinals to set up a title clash against Monaco.

Neymar has returned to action and he'll look to build on his 17-goal maiden campaign in France, which trails only teammate Edinson Cavani for the league lead.

Lille is struggling and hopes to take at least a point in the fight against relegation, with the club just a point clear of the relegation playoff place. 

Teams News

Thiago Maia and Kouame N'Guessan, as well as defenders Adama Soumaoro and Kevin Malcuit, are all currently out injured for Lille.

PSG are without Thiago Motta is injured at present while full-back Dani Alves will miss the game through suspension.

Lille vs PSG: Head to Head

Home or away PSG has won the last 5 meetings in a row and the last time Les Dogues beat Ligue 1 leader was 15 games ago in 2012 with the last 3 matches that PSG won at Stade Pierre-Mauroy ended in the same scoreline of 1-0.

Recent Form

Lille have won three and lost the same number of matches from their last six games, while PSG won five and lost one from their last six encounters.

Manager Quotes

Christophe Galtier: "Against PSG we'll have to put in a lot of effort and play with real seriousness and determination. There are three points to play for and everything to gain."

Unai Emery quoted by PSG official website "Lille's objectives have changed during the course of the season. They have changed coach and are now have a different mentality.

But they are the same players that we played in the first game this season, but with a different mentality. They need points on the ladder, but so do we. We want the three points to put as much pressure on the chasing pack as possible and to continue on our way..

Prediction: Lille 1-3 PSG

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