Lille vs Wolfsburg: prediction for the Champions League fixture
Lille could not beat Wolfsburg in the previous two head-to-head games. Will the Wolves survive again on September 14? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Last season, Lille exceeded the wildest expectations of their fans: they won the champions title. In the new season under the leadership of Jocelyn Gourvennec, Les Dogues won the French Super Cup, beating PSG 1:0.
However, the new season of Ligue 1 is not going so well for Lille: after five rounds, the reigning champions have only one victory and five points in the asset. Currently, they are 12th in the table. In the last round, Lille lost 1:2 to Lorient. However, Lille were simply trying to save energy for the Champions League fixture, and the opponent took advantage of that.
Wolfsburg also surprised many football fans last season. The Wolves got into the Champions League zone at the very start of the season, and could not be pushed out till the very end. The team entered the new season under the leadership of Mark van Bommel, who immediately got into a scandal: in the DFB-Pokal cup match against Preussen Münster, the coach made an extra substitution. The game was forfeit, and the Wolves were banned from the tournament.
After four rounds of 2021/2022 Bundesliga, Wolfsburg top the table, two points ahead of Bayern Munich. In the last round, Wolfsburg scored a very easy 2-0 win over Greuther Furth. This was the fourth victory for the Wolves, who have been quite lucky with the calendar.
Lille's last 2 games ended with this score.
In the last 3 games of Lille, this bet played.
Wolfsburg scored in the second half in their last 2 away games.
Lille have started the season poorly, but they are slowly getting out of the crisis and adding quality to their football. At home, Lille will certainly strive to control the game and take three points. The champions of France are counting on advancing to the playoffs from this group. Despite the good shape of Wolfsburg, we will bet on the hosts. Lille are very powerful at home, they have more experience in tournaments of such level, and have a stronger squad on paper.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) to Lille.
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Lille
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Wolfsburg won two away games this season, but the Wolves' opponents were not as mighty as Lille. We don't want to overestimate the Germans: they will definitely put up a fight, but Lille should win by one goal.
Our second bet - Lille to win by 1 goal.