Lille and Saint-Etienne are set to lock horns on Monday night in a game that is bound to be a really exciting Ligue 1 encounter.
Lille and Saint-Etienne are set to renew their rivalry at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium on Monday. The game could see Renato Sanches make his debut for Les Dogues.
The game is going to be an exciting one with Saint-Etienne looking to welcome back Timothee Kolodziejczak and Yohan Cabaye (a former Lille player).
As the two teams get ready for what could be an exciting encounter, we take a look at some stats from previous matches between the two.
Lille haven’t lost their last 18 games against Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 (12 wins, 6 draws. This is their best record at home against any side currently in Ligue 1.
Lille have scored 3 goals in two of their last four games against Saint-Etienne.
Lille have lost two of their last 3 Ligue 1 matches.
Saint-Etienne on the other hand, have won twice in their last five Ligue 1 games but won four matches before that run.
Lille are currently on a run of five consecutive home wins in Ligue 1 which is the longest run in the league at the moment.
Saint-Etienne on the other hand, have not lost the last six away games in Ligue 1. This is their best run in the Ligue 1 since 2018.
No team has had more penalties than Les Dogues in Ligue 1 since the start of last season.
Jonathan Bamba has been involved in three of the last four goals for the home side against ASSE.
Wahbi Khazri has scored only once in the last 16 games he has played for ASSE. The last goal he scored was against Bordeaux in April. Before that, he was on a run of 11 goals in 13 games.
Romain Hamouma has scored 6 goals against last season’s second placed team in Ligue 1. He has also been involved in four goals in his last four games against the top four sides in France.
Player to watch
Yohan Cabaye represented Lille with aplomb a few years ago. He then moved to Newcastle United where he became a true star for the Magpies. However, the midfielder’s career has somewhat stumbled in recent times.
The former France international is back in France with AS Saint-Etienne. While he may be on the wrong side of 30s, Cabaye can be a devastating set-piece specialist and would be eager to prove a point to his former club.
Lille on the other hand, need to put together a run of result if they are to repeat the antics that made them one of the most exciting sides to watch in France last season.