Ligue 1 Match Preview: Lille vs. Valenciennes

Updated: April 8, 2014

Match Date: 12 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Grand Stade Lille Métropole


With a win against Toulouse, Lille just did a successful job of extending its lead over another Champions League aspirant, Saint Etienne.


Meanwhile, it looks like Valenciennes is about to lose its Ligue 1 status. The club is set to meet Lille and with a little less than 6 matches left, Valenciennes is definitely, heading towards the relegation.


Lille plays the strongest at home. The great Vincent Enyeama was able to keep 5 clean sheets during its last 5 matches at home. Given such scenario at hand, life becomes a lot harder for Valenciennes. The visitor will definitely encounter a difficult time in trying to penetrate Enyeama’s defence wall.


The Great Danes do not only present a strong performance at home. A closer look into its previous matches readily shows that it has never tasted an ounce of defeat during its last 9 encounters.


With a few matches left, Lille will definitely look forward to a stronger finish this season. Indeed, it is evident that the club is hailed as the match’s online betting favorite.


Valenciennes, on the other hand will need a miracle to survive. Technically speaking, it is still, capable of climbing out of the relegation zone. It only needs 6 points. But with its last matches pitted against strong teams such as Lille, Nantes, Monaco and Bordeaux, the club will have no other choice but to leave.


Prediction: Lille


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