Lille vs Aston Villa Prediction & Match Preview 19/04/2024

Lille go head-to-head against Aston Villa on Thursday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 19/04/2024 at 00:45

Lille vs Aston Villa

Stade Pierre-Mauroy will host Thursday’s Conference League game between Lille and Aston Villa, the two teams who are vying for a spot in the semis. Les Dogues produced a fine display in a 2-1 loss to Villa at Villa Park and they are surely capable of making life difficult for the Premier League outfit in front of home fans. There are no fresh injury worries in Paulo Fonseca’s team as Lille were not in action in the Ligue 1 at the weekend.

The Villans, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 2-0 win over star-studded Arsenal at the weekend, which is surely fuelling fans with optimism ahead of the trip to France. Given Villa’s attacking potential, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. The good news for the visiting team is that midfielder Douglas Luiz is back from the Premier League ban.

How the bookies view it

Aston Villa are heavy favourites to qualify at a best 4/11 with SpreadEx but the odds increase to 45/23 at VBet if you back them for a win on the night. Lille are a tempting 7/5 to win at 90 minutes, and Phmacao price them at 12/5 to qualify. A draw on the night would see Emery’s side through and that pays 13/5 at Betfred.

Players to watch

Jonathan David was relatively quiet in the first leg but Lille’s top scorer could come alive back at home. The Canadian is on 20 for the season and Betfred price him at 13/8 for anytime scorer. If you want to play a bit safer, Phmacao are offering evens on him either scoring or providing an assist.

Leon Bailey made a big impact off the bench for Aston Villa with the opener at Arsenal and that should earn him a start here. The Jamaican winger will be a threat on the counter and is 7/2 at Phmacao for a goal. He’s also a tempting 6/4 at Phmacao to either score or assist.

Latest Meetings

The last week’s match represented the first head-to-head encounter between Aston Villa and Lille. It was an open game packed with chances on both ends. Villa got the narrow 2-1 win at the end.

Lille vs Aston Villa Prediction

Aston Villa and Lille provided a very entertaining game seven days ago in Birmingham. We certainly expect a similar scenario in the reverse outing on French soil. Lille had a free weekend. Each of their last six outings across competitions provided goals at both ends.

It is easy to find Paulo Fonseca’s attacking-minded handwrite in this stat. Villa also play attractive football under Unai Emery. They had a run of three straight matches that saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option coming in before the weekend’s win at Emirates Stadium.

Everything points to another entertaining affair packed with scoring opportunities on both ends this Thursday. We will back Both Teams To Score as the main pick at the 1.61 odds.

The best alternative bet would be Ollie Watkins to score anytime at the 2.75 odds. Ollie continued his magnificent campaign on Sunday. He chipped the ball beautifully past David Raya to confirm a shocking win for his team against title hopefuls away in North London. Watkins has 19 Premier League and 7 Conference League goals to his name this season.

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