Preview: Lille OSC - AS Nancy
The second round of the French open meeting between one of the favorites of the season - Lille and Nancy, who, meanwhile, can hardly claim to anything. Both teams won their first matches of the new season. LOSC was given away win at Saint-Etienne and Nancy took the three points in the game against Brest.
Lille won is on the right, he played with the advantage, but the score was opened only in the second half. Not that Saint-Etienne played much worse, however, the error in the canopy of the defenders free kick led to a goal in their net. A little later, the hosts equalized. Draw, perhaps, would be a good outcome and those for the other, but fate decided otherwise. On the 90th minute effort Benoit Pedretti "dogs" all the same to snatch victory.
In Nancy opponent was somewhat weaker, but there has not been without drama. The hosts played with great advantage to distinguish several times during the meeting, even hit the bar was. Real hero of the meeting was the Brest goalkeeper Alexis Thébaux, he just pulled all that flew in his direction, but in stoppage time, after the free-kick, he hit the ball into his own net. Just one mistake, but that it was fatal. Nancy played very well, somewhat unexpectedly. Team still not very high. More interesting to watch her throughout the season.
Lille lost in the off-season is very important player. We can say, team player. Eden Hazard moved to Chelsea. The Belgian was a very important part in the attack Team Rudy Garcia, a great technician, capable, like most of all to circle and score and give assists. Without acquisitions, "dogs", of course, could get along. The most interesting look coming to Lille Salomon Kalou and Marvin Martin. Both have had to spend 90 minutes in the first game of his new team.
Nancy in the transfer market any interesting deals not commit. For the middle peasants are all pretty ordinary. Several players took a few came. Among them, and, so far, the only difference this season Yohan Mollo. That he scored that saving the ball into the goal of Brest.
Favorite in the upcoming game is obvious. Lille very ambitious plans to fight for a medal championship. And in general, then, is not unfounded. Composition, it has a very strong, even without Azar, head of a team of experienced coach who already knows the potential of his players. Nancy - one of the teams that could jump this season above the head. Last season, they were only 11th place, now, I think, should be in the top ten. The last time Nancy won at Lille in 2007. Last season these rivals have completed full-time just to fight the "dogs." Then the guests were defeated 4-1. Now this should not happen, but the victory of Lille little doubt.
My prediction: Lille win - 1.44; To Win To Nil Lille - 2.15 (William Hill odds)
Predicted score: 1:0
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