Competition: Ligue 1
Market: Nicolas Pepe to score anytime
Odds: 6/5 @ Bet 365
Simply looking to strengthen their advantage in the race for Champions League football, Lille will welcome Amiens to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday night.
Starting with Christophe Galtier’s Lille side, coming off the back of another impressive showing in their 3-1 win over Caen last week, Lille’s bright start to the season has continued in 2019. Now winning three of their last four and in pole position to secure a return to the Champions League, it has been the form of Nicolas Pepe most impressing Galtier. The 23-year-old has already bagged 13 Ligue 1 goals, including five in his last six. It is also worth noting that in the reverse fixture, Lille managed to pick up a 3-2 win and Pepe picked up his first hat-trick for Lille.
As for the visitors, while Lille might be enjoying a very successful run of form, the same can not be said for Amiens. Coming off the back of a 3-0 hammering at home to PSG, Christophe Pélissier’s side have now won just one of their last six Ligue 1 outings. Now sat just one-point above slipping into the relegation playoff position, it will be their recent defensive issues giving Pélissier the biggest headache. Amiens have now managed to record just one clean sheet in their last seven Ligue 1 matches. Given their struggles defensively, we’re backing Pepe to enjoy a successful night in front of goal.
Bet: Nicolas Pepe 6/5 to score anytime against Amiens in Friday’s Ligue 1 matchup @ Bet 365