Lille welcomes Nantes in a match from the first round of the French Ligue 1
Lille welcomes Nantes in a match from the first round of the French Ligue 1. Let’s take a look at this fixture at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday in our free football betting tips for the weekend.
Last season was terrific for Lille. The Dogs finished second in the league and qualified for the Champions League, which was a huge success for the club. Now they will aim to repeat this performance and so as good as possible in Europe’s best competition.
During the summer Lille lost their most impressive player. The super talented winger Nicolas Pepe was sold to Arsenal, so now the Dogs must find a proper way to replace him. Meanwhile the Brazilian striker Rafael Leao joined Milan, while the midfielder Thiago Mendes was sold to Olympique Lyonnais.
Of course, Lille did some work on the market and signed some players.
The Turkish attacking midfielder Yusuf Yazici was bought from Trabzonspor, while the young Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen was signed from the Belgian RSC Charleroi. PSG’s talent Timothy Weah is another player who was signed to boost Lille’s attack for the new season.
Nantes finished the last season at 12th place in the Ligue 1, so now they will try to at least enter the Top 10. Let’s see what they did on the market.
Nantes signed Guingamp’s winger Marcus Coco, while Udinese’s Molla Wague was bought to impove the team’s defense. The midfielder Abou Ba was signed from Nancy. Meanwhile Nantes lost one of their best players – the Brazilian centre back Diego Carlos, who was sold to Spanish giants Sevilla. Another defender – Koffi Djidji was also sold, moving to Torino.
This season Nantes are going to be managed by a new head coach. This is the experienced Christian Gourcuff.
These are our free football betting tips for the weekend clash between Lille and Nantes on Sunday. We wish you good luck.