Lille vs Aston Villa: Betting Preview

Lille vs Aston Villa Match Preview

Lille hosts Aston Villa for a place in the UEFA Conference League semifinals. The winner of the tie will face either Fenerbahçe or Olympiacos.

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The first leg was a 2-1 win for the Villans at home, leaving the tie completely open for the return. Aston Villa seemed to have complete control of the game with a 2-0 lead, but in the final moments, Bafodé Diakité scored for Lille and it could have easily ended in a draw.

Lille benefited from a decision that was a big talking point in the French media. The three French teams competing in European club competitions got a free weekend to rest and prepare for the return legs. A measure that the other French teams did not agree with and caused all fingers to point toward PSG. However, Paulo Fonseca’s team was a beneficiary since they were set to visit Monaco to face their direct rivals for the last UEFA Champions League spot.

Aston Villa arrives in Lille in fantastic form after beating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates with a statement performance over one of the league’s top teams. This win was not only crucial for morale on the way to France but it also gave Aston Villa a three-point lead over Tottenham for the last UCL spot for next season with the European coefficients still to be decided.

Match Facts

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Kickoff time: 18:45 CET (12:45 ET / 9:45 PT)

Location: Decathlon Arena – Stade Pierre Mauroy Lille, France

Lille vs Aston Villa Predicted Line Ups

Lille: Chevalier; Santos, Diakité, Yoro, Ismaily; Bentaleb, André; Zhegrova, Gudmundsson, Haraldsson; David

Aston Villa:  Martínez;  Konsa, Diego Carlos, Torres, Digne; Bailey, Tielemans, Douglas Luiz, Rogers; McGinn; Watkins.

Lille vs Aston Villa Odds


Lille Win / To Advance2.30 / 3.00
Aston Villa Win / To Advance3.00 / 1.36
Both Teams Score Y/N1.61 / 2.20
Over / Under 2.5 Goals1.80 / 2.00

Lille vs Aston Villa Prediction

Draw at 3.40 / Aston Villa To Advance at 1.36

The game in Birmingham – mostly controlled by Unai Emery’s Villa side – could have easily ended in a draw with Lille reacting at the end after the goal. A rested Lille team with their home crowd support will back themselves to start the second leg in better fashion and capitalize on a side coming from a tough battle on the weekend.

The Villans have the smallest of advantages coming in but with a manager like Unai Emery with lots of European experience and titles, they will know how to protect it and make it through to the next round.

Aston Villa have had a magnificent run in the Europa Conference League this term, with only one defeat in their nine games, which came in the distant first matchday of the group stage.

Lille vs Aston Villa Tips

Both Teams to Score Yes at 1.61

Lille has failed to keep a clean sheet in the last six consecutive games but has also found the opponents net in their last 12.

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Villa also finds themself on a scoring run of seven consecutive games since their 4-0 loss to Tottenham. They have scored 18 goals in the Conference League proper, averaging exactly two a game.

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