Ligue 1 Tips: Lille to maintain title challenge while Lyon will stumble without Depay
After nine winners from his last 14 picks, James Eastham reveals the smart selections ahead of the latest round of matches in France's top flight...
Lille to claim derby win
Lille are W12-D4-L1 away from home for the season and W10-D1-L0 from their last 11 away games, an amazing run stretching back to December 2020.
Team news will trip up Lyon
Depay has scored 19 goals and is joint-top of the Ligue 1 assists chart with 10. This is the first league game he has missed all season and Lyon will be far more limited without the quality he brings to the team.
Motivation key factor for l'OM
Jorge Sampaoli's visitors are locked in a three-way battle with Lens and Rennes to earn a Europa League place by finishing fifth.