Lille vs RB SalzburgUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Nov 23, 2021, Stade Pierre-Mauroy
It is a clash between the top two in Group C of the UEFA Champions League as Lille host leaders RB Salzburg. Defending has been a problem for both teams lately and given the quality in each attack, goals can be expected here.
Lille’s Ligue 1 campaign has been nothing to brag about with the current French champions sitting 12th on the table. They are winless in their last five domestic matches and were held to a 2-2 draw by Monaco in their previous fixture.
Things have been slightly better for Lille in the Champions League as they sit second in Group E behind Salzburg. However, they have only claimed one victory in the competition, wining 2-1 at Sevilla in their previous fixture.
Lille had one of the tightest defences in France last season but have failed to capture that discipline this term. Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five matches across all competitions.
RB Salzburg suffered their first defeat in this season’s Champions League as they were beaten 2-1 by Wolfsburg in their previous fixture. Max Wober got their only goal as they were second best throughout the encounter.
Although Salzburg are still setting the pace both domestically and in the Champions League, they are beginning to show a few cracks in recent weeks. Matthias Jaissle’s men have claimed just one win in their last four matches across all competitions and were held to a 0-0 by Admira on Saturday.
Like Lille, Salzburg have also been unconvincing at the back and are without a clean sheet in their four Champions League matches. They have also conceded four goals in their last three matches across all competitions.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There has been just one previous meeting between Lille and RB Salzburg with the Austrian champions claiming a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in September.
Players to watch
Despite Lille’s many struggles this season, Jonathan David continues to be the shining light for the French champions. The Canadian forward netted a brace against Monaco on Saturday and is priced at 6/4 by bet365 to find the net on Tuesday.
As always, Karim Adeyemi will be the one to watch for Salzburg having scored three goals in his last three Champions League appearances. The young striker could be worth considering in the anytime goalscorer market at 13/8 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Both teams have struggled defensively lately and given the quality in each attack, goals can be expected here. Lille saw over 3.5 goals against Monaco and a similar outcome is priced at 2/1 with BetVictor while over 2.5 goals is valued at 5/6 with betfair.
Both teams were on target after the break in the reverse fixture and could be tipped to score in the second half on Tuesday at 39/19 with SBK.
This UEFA Champions League match between Lille and RB Salzburg will be played on Nov 23, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Lille vs RB Salzburg prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.