Nantes vs Lille – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | Ligue 1 2022-23

Jonathan David-Lille

Nantes will welcome Lille to Stade de la Beaujoire this Friday for their second league game of the 2022/23 Ligue 1 season.  

Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire (Nantes)

Key Statistics

Nantes are winless at home in 13 games against Lille (five draws and eight losses).

They have lost the last four of their home games against Lille.

The hosts have failed to score in their last three games (including friendlies). 

Lille have kept a clean sheet in their last three visits to Stade de la Beaujoire.

They are unbeaten in their last three Ligue 1 games. 

Head to head

Lille have a strong record in this fixture as they have won eight of the last ten meetings between both sides.  

Latest performances in all competitions

Nantes: D-L-L-W-W

Lille: W-W-L-D-W


Nantes will look to get their first win of the season when they welcome Lille to Stade de la Beaujoire this Friday in the opening game of the second matchday of the 2022/23 Ligue 1 season.

The hosts have endured a poor start to the new season, firstly losing 4-0 to PSG in the French Super Cup, before a goalless draw with Angers last weekend.

Their weekend goalless draw means that they come into this tie without a goal in their last three games. They even failed to muster a single shot on target in the draw with Angers, leading to calls for coach Antoine Kombouaré to address their recent slow starts.

The French coach will be looking for his side to make a statement in this game and given that his side are victorious in their opening home league match across the last two seasons, they will fancy their chances of getting a win.

However, they have a poor record against Lille, having lost each of their last four meetings with the visitors. A win in this game will be their first win against Lille since 2015 September when they beat Paulo Fonseca’s side 1-0 away from home. 

Possible Nantes starting line-up

Alban Lafont; Jean-Charles Castelletto, Nicolas Pallois, Andrei Girotto; Denis Appiah, Pedro Chirivella, Ludovic Blas, Moussa Sissoko, Marcus Coco; Moses Simon, Evann Guessand.

Injured: None 

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Lille will look to make it two wins in two Ligue 1 games when they travel to Nantes this Friday night.

The visitors opened their 2022/23 Ligue 1 account with a 4-1 win over Auxerre last weekend. An early goal from Benjamin Andre opened the floodgates for Lille before a first-half brace from Jonathan David and a second-half goal from Akim Zededka completed the rout.

The win which was their most prolific Ligue 1 opening round in 45 years puts Paulo Fonseca’s side in the position to reclaim a top three finish this season.

Given their record against Nantes, they will fancy their chances of getting a win in this game and recording a fourth consecutive clean sheet against Nantes in this venue. 

Possible Lille starting line-up

Léo Jardim; Akim Zedadka, Jose Fonte, Alexsandro Ribeiro, Tiago Djalo; Benjamin André, Remy Cabella, Angel Gomes; Jonathan Bamba, Mohamed Bayo, Jonathan David.

Injured: Jonas Martin

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Nantes 1-3 Lille