Lille welcomes Valencia at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in a match from the Champions League
Lille welcomes Valencia at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in a match from Group H of the Champions League. Stay with us, because we will spend few minutes to discuss this fixture with you in our Champions League predictions for today.
Lille are currently at the bottom of the table in Group H, being fourth with 0 points won so far. The French side probably hoped for a better start, but they lost their first two games in the group against Ajax and Chelsea. In these two games the Dogs scored only one goal and conceded five – clearly a symptom that something is not working for them at the moment.
In the previous round of the group stage Lille welcomes Chelsea at the Pierre-Mauroy, but suffered a 1-2 loss. Victor Osimhen equalised for the hosts in the 33th minute, but Willian secured the win for Chelsea after the halftime break.
If Christophe Galtier’s boys want to keep chances for at least qualifying for Europa League, they must start winning some points in this group, especially at home ground.
Valencia have one win and one loss from their first two games. Los Che started with a bang, beating Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge, but after this they suffered a heavy 0-3 defeat against Ajax at the Mestalla. Albert Celades’ boys didn’t show what they showed against Chelsea in London, which led to their first defeat in the competition for this season.
In La Liga Valencia are doing pretty average so far, being 10th in the standings with 13 points. The positive thing is that they are unbeaten in their last five games in the league, which shows us that Albert Celades is probably starting to work better with the team.
In our Champions League predictions we can say that it’s hard for us to know what we can expect from this game. Lille are looking for first points in the group, while Valencia dissapointed in their last match against Ajax.