Lille will open the 23rd round of the French Ligue 1 when they welcome Nice to the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Friday, February 1. The only match of the night will pit together two teams that have had positive seasons and is promising to be highly explosive.
Lille are second on the log, albeit 13 points behind leaders PSG. They will be coming from a trip to Marseille. They are a bold team that loves to play and will definitely look to take the game to the visitors. The combination of Jonathan Bamba and Nicholas Pepe is the most probable starting duo for Coach Christophe Galtier.
🤙 5️⃣ wins from 5️⃣ for LOSC in January 🙌— LOSC Lille EN (@LOSC_EN) January 28, 2019
✅ FC Sochaux-Montbéliard
✅ SM Caen
✅ Amiens SC
✅ FC Sète 34
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Nice sit further behind in eighth position but have also been having solid displays this season. Mario Balotelli has struggled to hit his peak during his time in the French league, but games like these are what he lives for. The Italian is never shy to go for goal and will keep the home defence busy for the 90 minutes.