Caen and Lille face at the Stade Michel d'Ornano in a match for the 20th round of Ligue 1. Lille won at home for (1-0) the last time they faced in this edition of the league on 27-10- 2018. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches has won 3. Indeed, in the last match at this stage, in a match for Ligue 1 on 13-01-2018, Lille only managed to win, 0-1). N. Pépé (43 ') scored the only goal of the match. The home / away condition deserves special attention, although this is a match between 16th and 2nd of the overall standings, in fact this is a confrontation between the 13th place in home games and the 5th as a visitor. Analysis of Caen After 3 wins, 9 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in 16th place, having won 18 points. In the last match, they drew with the Stade de Reims away by (2-2), after in the previous game had won at home, in a game against Toulouse, by (2-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with the Red Star by (0-1). For the championship, the Caen won 10 points in 27 possible, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 9 games that played in his stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 'was 0-0, which occurred in 4 of their 9 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 19 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the score. The Caen arrive for this match with a victory by 0-1 earned in the home of Red Star in duel valid for the Cup of France. In the last game for the championship, the main contender drew 2-2 against the Stade Reims. In this home game, coach Fabien Marcadal must keep his team in the 4-2-3-1, in order to benefit the defensive organization and the counterattacks and thus to exploit in the best way the spaces left by his opponent. Enzo Crivelli is the great highlight of this team with 4 goals and 1 assist. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Oniangue and Genevois, both with physical problems.
Analysis of Lille After 10 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 2nd place, having won 34 points. In the last match, they lost with Toulouse at home (1-2), after they had won in the previous match in a game against Nîmes by (2-3). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 21 points, against only 13 in their games as a visitor. In the last game he played for Coupe de France, he beat Sochaux at home (1-0). In the last 9 out of the league, Lille have 4 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, having won 13 points out of 27. The team has conceded goals in 7 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their games away to this competition there is a tendency to have few goals, since 4 of the last 9 that disputed finished with Less than 1.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 7 of his 13 goals between minutes (76'-90 '). The Lille team arrive to this match with a 1-0 home win against Sochaux, advancing in this way to the next phase of the French Cup. Despite this, we emphasize that the visitors were defeated by Toulouse in the last round of the French championship. Usually coach Christophe Galtier opted for the 4-2-3-1, in order to benefit from the possession of the ball and attacks by the sides, especially through the right side. It is worth mentioning Thiago Maia who is responsible for giving the rhythm of the game. Highlight for Nicolas Pépé who is the best Lille finisher with 12 goals scored. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Rui Fonte and Xeka, both injured.