Stade Pierre-Mauroy will host Friday’s football game between Lille and Nantes. Lille were on the verge of beating Olympique Marseille at Stade Velodrome at the weekend, but the hosts eventually scored a late equalizer to save one point. Les Dogues aim to stay in the race for the title, and we are positive that they will go for a win against Nantes. Pacey winger Luiz Araujo, who found the net in the 1-1 draw with OM, is likely to pose a big threat to the opposition back-line. To date, SportPesa offers the best odds for this match.
Les Canaris, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with Saint-Etienne in their last league match. Nantes have been having their ups and downs at the start of the season, and given their anything but good away record in the French elite division, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. Using WSB, analytical materials, you can make a profitable bet and multiply your capital!
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (BENJAMIN ANDRÉ):
Benjamin Andre is a French footballer, who began his career at Stade Raphaelois youth team. At the age of 16 Andre moved to Ajaccio and he played for the first team from 2008 to 2014. The right-footed midfielder scored 12 goals in 187 appearances in the league for the Corsican team and in the summer of 2014 he moved to fellow French club Rennes.
Andre scored his first goal for les Rouges et Noirs on January 25, 2015, in a 4-1 defeat to Caen. The French player made provided three assists for his teammates in 36 appearances for Rennes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign and the club chiefs decided to extend his contract in June, 2017. His deal with the Roazhon Park outfit should expire on June 30, 2022.
Benjamin Andre, who was born in Nice on August 3, 1990, has seven caps for France U21 team. The Rennes footballer plays as a central midfielder, but he is often used as both left and right midfielder.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (NANTES):
Founded on April 21, 1943 Nantes is a professional football club that compete in French Ligue 1. Les Canaris are considered one of the most famous French clubs and they had a lot of success during the sixties and the seventies. Nantes won their first Ligue 1 title in the 1964/1965 season and 36 years later (2000/2001) they clinched their eighth (last) domestic trophy.
Speaking of the club’s European success, les Canaris did well to make it to the Champions League semis in 1996, but Italian giants Juventus proved to be a big catch for the French outfit. Nantes welcome their rivals at La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau and the capacity of the stadium is 38.004.
The likes of Vahid Halilhodzic, Adel Selimi, Michel Der Zakarian, Viorel Moldovan, Mario Yepes, Marcel Desailly, Didier Deschamps, Claude Makelele, Christian Karembeu and Dimitri Payet are the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Nantes are well known for their yellow jerseys and that is the reason why they are nicknamed the Canaries (les Canaris).