SM Caen vs LOSC Lille predictions for this Ligue 1 fixture between two teams on opposite sides of the league table. Lille have their eyes set on continuing their spirited performances into 2019 whereas Caen are just trying to get out of the relegation conversation. Read on for our free betting tips and match preview.
Caen vs Lille Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Draw @ 11/5
Draw 1-1 @ 11/2
Reason For Caen vs Lille Betting Tips
Between the start of October and the 9th of December Caen picked up just four points from a possible 27. However, they have picked up the same number of points in their last two matches as Fabien Mercadal’s side have really gotten the bit between their teeth. Their recent draws with Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Reims have shown what this Caen side are capable of as the likes of Faycal Fajr and Saîf-Eddine Khaoui are very talented players.
They beat Ligue 2 side Red Star on Saturday in the Coupe de France and this has just continued the good form at the club with them now unbeaten in four matches. They have been much better in attacking positions recently with nine scored in their last six games despite them managing just two in the previous half-dozen. Their defence has failed to improve though with them keeping just two clean sheets in their last 11 games in all competitions. They kept it tight in their last match against Red Star (1-0) but this was against a team bottom of Ligue 2 so there is still work to be done. Nevertheless, Caen seem to finally be on the up with their first and second wins in quick succession since September lifting the spirits at the club, which could really pay dividends as they face a Lille side with confidence issues.
Lille managed a win over FC Sochaux-Montbéliard on Monday but it was a narrow 1-0 victory against a relegation threatened Ligue 2 side. Luiz Araujo’s nifty header gave his side the win but it definitely wasn’t the performance desired from Christophe Galtier as his side have looked shaky recently and are in dire need of a morale boost. Lille won eight of their opening 11 matches of the season but have only won three of the last ten as les Dogues have faltered in recent performances with poor defeats to Toulouse, Strasbourg and Nice. They have been alright for goals with nine in their last six but the performances just haven’t been as confident as they were at the start of the season.
Lille have an extremely mixed away record with them winning and losing four of their last eight on the road but Caen have a pretty dire reputation at home with them winning just two of their last eight at the Stade Michel D’Ornano. Both teams have scored in all of Caen’s last five Ligue 1 matches and four of Lille’s last five. Only one of the recent clashes have seen over 2.5 goals scored and we expect this to continue as we’re backing a 1-1 draw here. Lille are slipping in quality while Caen have really upped their game recently and we expect these teams to cancel each other out here after les Dogues failed to even convincingly beat a Ligue 2 side.
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Recent Competition Form
|9/19 (47%)||Over 2.5 Goals||11/19 (58%)|
|11/19 (58%)||Both Teams Scored||10/19 (53%)|
|5/9 (56%)||Over 2.5 Goals||7/10 (70%)|
|6/9 (67%)||Both Teams Scored||6/10 (60%)|
|4/10 (40%)||Over 2.5 Goals||4/9 (44%)|
|5/10 (50%)||Both Teams Scored||4/9 (44%)|
|5/10 (50%)||Over 2.5 Goals||5/10 (50%)|
|6/10 (60%)||Both Teams Scored||6/10 (60%)|
|0/0 (0%)||Over 2.5 Goals||7/10 (70%)|
|0/0 (0%)||Both Teams Scored||6/10 (60%)|
|4/10 (40%)||Over 2.5 Goals||0/0 (0%)|
|5/10 (50%)||Both Teams Scored||0/0 (0%)|
|4/5 (80%)||Over 2.5 Goals||3/5 (60%)|
|5/5 (100%)||Both Teams Scored||4/5 (80%)|
|3/5 (60%)||Over 2.5 Goals||2/5 (40%)|
|3/5 (60%)||Both Teams Scored||3/5 (60%)|
|2/5 (40%)||Over 2.5 Goals||3/5 (60%)|
|3/5 (60%)||Both Teams Scored||3/5 (60%)|
Head To Head
|Over 2.5 Goals||3/10 (30%)|
|Both Teams To Score||2/10 (20%)|
|Previous Meetings (Last 10)|
Scores Vs Opponents
|1||Paris Saint-Germain||2nd Mar||3-0|
|5||St Etienne||16th Mar||2-1|
|1||Paris Saint-Germain||13th Apr||2-1|
|5||St Etienne||3-1||9th Mar|
Caen vs Lille Stats
- Caen have won just one of their last 11 Ligue 1 games (D5 L5), it was against Toulouse in December 2018 (2-1).
- Lille have won just two of their last eight Ligue 1 games (D3 L3), after winning each of their previous four.
- Caen could win consecutive home Ligue 1 games for the first time since August-September 2017 (3).
- Lille have won four of their last seven away Ligue 1 games (L3), as many as in their previous 22 (D3 L15).
- Lille have started all of their Ligue 1 games this season in a 4-2-3-1 formation, they are the only side to begin all of their games with the same formation this season.
- Lille have scored seven penalties in Ligue 1 this season, more than any other team in the Top 5 European leagues.
- Enzo Crivelli has scored four goals in 15 Ligue 1 games with Caen this season, it’s already more than he netted last season (3 goals in 26 games). He is Caen’s top goalscorer in the top-flight this season.
- Loïc Rémy has scored six goals against Caen in Ligue 1, his favourite opponent in the French top-flight alongside Lorient and Lille.
How we calculate our stats
Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 38
(19 by Caen) and (19 by Lille)
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|Bookie||Home Win||Draw||Away Win||Offer|
|Bookie||Home & Yes||Away & Yes||Offer|
|Bookie||Under 0.5||Over 0.5||Under 1.5||Over 1.5||Under 2.5||Over 2.5||Under 3.5||Over 3.5||Under 4.5||Over 4.5||Under 5.5||Over 5.5||Under 6.5||Over 6.5||Under 7.5||Over 7.5||Under 8.5||Over 8.5||Under 9.5||Over 9.5||Offer|