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Ligue 1

  • May 18, 2011
  • • 1:00 PM
  • • Stadium Nord Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq
  • Referee: P. Kalt
  • • Attendance: 16813

Ligue 1 preview: Lille - Sochaux

Ligue 1 preview: Lille - Sochaux


A win for the Coupe de France winners will see them move six points ahead of Marseille with only two games to go, virtually sealing the Ligue 1 title


Lille OSC (4-3-3): Landreau; Beria, Rami, Debuchy, Rozehnal; Cabaye, Balmont, Mavuba; Hazard, Sow, Gervinho


Lille coach Rudi Garcia possesses a full squad for the final push to claim the Ligue 1 crown, with Jerry Vandam, who has only made two league apperances all season, the single omission with a minor injury.

Sochaux (4-3-3): Richert; Sauget, Perquis, Drame, Maurice-Belay; Carlao, Martin, Boudebouz; Nogueira, Brown, Maiga

FC Sochaux

Europa League chasers Sochaux have a few injury problems in the side. Kevin Anin's season is over, while Jacques Faty remains a doubt, but with a couple of matches remaining, it is becoming increasingly likely that he won't feature again this term.

  • Lille can move to within a point of a first Ligue 1 title in 57 years if they beat fifth-placed Sochaux.
  • Les Dogues have already ended a 56-year trophy drought on Saturday, defeating holders PSG 1-0 thanks to an 89th minute stunner from Ludovic Obraniak.
  • They are unbeaten in five Ligue 1 games, since a 1-0 reverse to Monaco in early April.
  • Rudi Garcia's side have only failed to score once in their last 31 home league games.
  • Lille has not conceded more than one goal in its last 19 league games.
  • Sochaux lie in fifth place in Ligue 1, occupying the final Europa League qualification position.
  • Les Lionceaux have scored seven and conceded none in their previous two league games.
  • Francois Gillot's men are also unbeaten in seven league encounters since a defeat to Auxerre in mid-March.
  • An unlikely win for Sochaux would mean that it also move to within a point of securing Europa League football next season.
  • Sochaux has lost only one of its last six away league games. 
  • Sochaux has failed to win any of its last eight trips to Stadium Lille Metropole.
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Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Lille OSC Métropole LIL
Lille OSC Métropole Lille
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard SOC
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard Sochaux

Top 3 Predictions

Lille OSC Métropole LIL
1 - 0
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard SOC
Lille OSC Métropole LIL
2 - 0
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard SOC
Lille OSC Métropole LIL
2 - 1
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard SOC