Lyon had some difficulties in the last round of Ligue 1, but they still came out victorious against Nantes with a 1:2 result, playing in an away match.
They started the match in the best possible way, taking a double lead over Depay who was accurate in the 5th and the 37th minute. Even though the guests decreased their performance in the second part, and conceded over Pallois in the 60th, their two goals from the first were quite enough for them to take a maximum amount of points in this clash.
Lyon currently holds 4th spot in the rankings, having only three points less than their opponents in the upcoming encounter.
Central defender Diomande (24/0) is suspended, while injured are central defender Benlamri (5/0) and forward Kadewere (30/10) due to a thigh injury.
Lille failed to meet the expectations in their last home match against Montpellier when they took only a point in a 1:1 draw.
They entered the second part of the match with a 0:1 deficit, but their overall appearance was quite dominating, as they completely controlled the match in the continuation. Luiz Araujo leveled up the score in the 85th minute, but honestly speaking, Lille deserved a victory here in my opinion.
Lille holds the leading spot on the table, but like their opponent, is in desperate need of another three-pointer.
Right-back Pied (5/0) is injured. Doubtful are midfielder Sanches (20/1) and forward David (32/10) for this one.
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One of the best clash spears
There is not much to say about this clash, as their current situation is practically telling everything. Having only a victory in their minds, and means to be dangerous to each other, in my opinion, just a slight push is needed to turn this clash into an all-round race for another three points, which will bring them one step closer to winning the title this season.