Friday, November 16, 2012



Two matches to discuss here and I will have the MLS Cup Playoffs and J-League matches 
( 5 match previews) in the follow up email which will be with you at 16.00 UK time today.



Hosts are in a bad run, they are without a win in eight and have collected only one point in their last four starts, conceding an eyepopping 16 goals. Lille have a midweek Champions League trip to Belarus to face BATE ahead of them, but given their position in the group and their dismal showings against Bayern, I think that will be given scant consideration and that they will be fully focused on the three points tonight, which could take them up to second ahead of a trip south to play Marseille next week. They are unbeaten in five in the league, winning four and drawing on the road to Bordeaux, who won 4-0 here against Lorient last Sunday, it is very dangerous to compare form against common opponents, as there as so many variables, but it is "out there" now.The visitors have had a full six days to prepare for this, which has been a rare luxury this season and 24 hours longer than Lorient have to recover from the runaround they received. Just two losses for Lille this season, a home defeat to champions elect PSG and away to Rennes, which came just before an important CL match, at a time when they were focused on that competition, now it is all about Ligue 1. They arrive without midfielder Marvin Martin ( 9-0-1) who is suspended. The hosts are without a number of long term missing, plus left winger Maxime Barthelmé (11-1-1),midfielder AlainTraoré (9-4-3) and left back Lucas Mareque (6-0-2), these look key, they are unbeaten in six when Mareque plays, have lost 3 without him, Traoré has scored in each of their three wins, his absence puts a huge amout of pressure on fellow striker Jérémie Aliadière. 1.5 units Lille -0.25 2.03 asian line.

LORIENT: Lecomte, Audard,Pedrinho, Bourillon, Baca, Lautoa, Le Lan, Koné, Romao, Jouffre, Autret, Monnet-Paquet, Reale, Corgnet,Aliadière, Giuly, Sunu, Quercia

LILLE:BALMONT Florent,BASA Marko, BONNART Laurent, BRUNO Gianni, CHEDJOU Aurélien, DEBUCHY Mathieu, DE MELO Tulio, DIGNE Lucas, ELANA Steeve, GUEYE Idrissa, KALOU Salomon, KLONARIDIS Dorian, LANDREAU Mickael, MAVUBA Rio, PAYET Dimitri, PEDRETTI Benoit, ROZEHNAL David, ROUX Nolan,SIDIBE Djibril

Good Luck .

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