Lille may not be the prettiest side in Ligue 1, but they sure know how to get the job done with Christophe Galtier’s men on a run of five wins in their last six games.
Les Dogues are one of the few sides in France able to balance their defensive and attacking play, having netted ten goals and conceded just three during their latest run.
Lyon, though, are a difficult customer, and the visitors will take confidence in outwitting Les Dogues on penalties in a January Cup match.
Lille have lost just two of their last 14 home matches in Ligue 1. Those losses came against the current top two sides, Marseille and PSG.
Lyon have won once in Lille since 2008.
The visitors have lost two of their last three away games and were smashed 5-1 in midweek at home to Paris.
Lille have an excellent home record that Lyon will have to be extraordinary on the day to halt. The hosts have lost just two of their 14 games at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Ligue 1 this season, and Lyon should be their next victim.
Tip: Lille to win