Troyes Still Not Safe
Yes, PSG already won the title, but the other 19 teams still have a lot to play for. Well, most of them, including Troyes and Lille.
The former champions are only six points behind the fifth place, which is the last one to grant a ticket for a UEFA competition. On the other hand, losing could make Troyes fall into the relegation zone. Therefore, you can expect a very intense matchup.
As expected, Lille comes in as the soccer odds favorite, but the price (+110) is a little surprising.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and France League 1 for Troyes vs Lille. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Troyes Putting up a Good Fight
Troyes hasn’t won in its last four games, however, the team put up a good fight against the fourth, fifth, and sixth place. Troyes went to Monaco and lost 2-1. Then drew 1-1 to Strasbourg, and most recently, lost 1-0 to Nice, also on the road. As much as it sounds mediocre, for a team like Troyes those are good results. Not losing by an outrageous score is always good for morale.
Even more, because they’ll be returning home to face Lille. The Blues have been considerably better when playing at home, where they own a 4-7-6 record.
They only lost one of their last six games at Stade de l’Aube, scoring in four of those games and finishing with a clean sheet three times.
Despite the above, Troyes deserves to be the soccer betting underdog (+270). After all, the Blues are 18 points behind Lille. We think those numbers are enough to consider them a tempting option.
Lille Came Back to Life
After not winning in four straight games, including a 2-1 loss at home against Lens, Lille finally struck gold. Last Sunday, the Mastiffs defeated Strasbourg 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Zeki Celik, however, goalkeeper Leo Jardim was the Man of the Match.
That victory allowed the former champions to keep the Europa League hopes alive. After Troyes, they’ll be facing AS Monaco, Nice, and Rennes. All three are in the top five, so the chances are pretty good. If they win all remaining games.
Lille owns a 6-5-6 record when playing on the road, but they are turning things around. They lost just one of their last five games away from home, scoring in all five and finishing with a clean sheet in three.
We can’t forget Lille’s roster includes players such as Jonathan David and Renato Sanches. David has scored 13 goals, while Sanches used to play for Bayern Munich. You can’t set a price on experience.
All of the above is why the +110 price that Lille is offering in the sportsbook is surprising. A bad season doesn’t change the fact that they’re the better team.
Troyes vs Lille Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 32
- Troyes Rapids Victories: 13 (32 goals)
- Lille Timbers Victories: 12 (42 goals)
- Draws: 7
The first meeting between the two was electric. Troyes opened the can only six minutes into the game thanks to Tristan Dingome and won the first half. Lille turned things around in the second one and finished winning the game 2-1. David and Jimmy Giraudon were the scorers.
If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals., both scored in six of their last seven encounters.
Troyes vs Lille Timbers Game Information
- Date: Sunday, May 1
- Time: 7:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Stade de l’Aube, Troyes
- Troyes vs Lille Streaming: fuboTV
Troyes vs Lille Betting Lines
Troyes vs Lille Prediction
Lille is the better team. That doesn’t mean Troyes won’t put up a good fight, but that’s it. Lille is highly motivated after its most recent victory and used to performing under pressure.
Remember, you can expect goals, expect the total to fly over, which is precisely my soccer predictions.
Score Prediction: Lille 3, Troyes 2