Christophe Galtier’s men host Dijon on Saturday evening with all eyes focused on their Nigerian import to help put a stop to a rotten run of form.
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen will be expected to be at his goalscoring best if Lille harbour any hope of securing maximum points when a resurgent Dijon side arrive at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday.
Les Dogues, who suffered a 2-0 defeat to Ajax in midweek to confirm their exit from this season UEFA Champions League, are now winless in their last five games and will need inspiration from their talismanic forward to get back to winning ways.
It’s a huge responsibility to place on the shoulders of a 20-year-old playing his first ever season in the Ligue 1 but Osimhen has thrived under such massive pressure, cementing his position as Lille’s star striker.
The Nigeria international has had a hand in nine of Lille’s 18 league goals – 7 goals and 2 assists – which is a huge 50 percent of Les Dogues attacking output, a confirmation of how crucial he is to the way Galtier’s men play.
However, having fired blanks against Ajax a few days ago, the U-17 World Cup winner would be fired up against an opponent that’s hovering around relegation waters.
Dijon may have won their last three games at home but the visitors are winless in their last four away games and have failed to score in six of their last eight on the road.
The stats suggest that Dijon look ready to be slaughtered but Lille’s terrible record of just one win in their last seven games in the league, picking up just six points of a possible 21 robs pundits of the confidence of plunging for a straightforward home win.
Betting Tip: Lille win or draw and under 2.5 goals.
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