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Champions League – Lille vs Salzburg: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Lille and Salzburg and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Lille go up against Salzburg this coming Tuesday in a game played out at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Tension is heating up as we have reached the penultimate round of the Champions League group stages. Lille are not exactly setting the world on fire when talking about goals with an average of 1.2 goals per 90 minutes at present in the Champions League. On the plus side, the Mastiffs don’t concede many goals either, with an average of 1.1 goals against them. Such a defense is tough to penetrate and makes them a favorite against Salzburg.

Lille vs Salzburg stats and analysis

Lille go into their fifth Champions League Group G match on 5 points meaning. To see the next round, they need to go all-in chasing a win. A draw is probably not enough to stay in the race for advancement unless Lady Luck is on their side. A third-place finish is still a possibility, but the hosts want to stay in this tournament.

With 5 points from their initial four Champions League outings, Salzburg remains within reach of the knock-out stages. They probably need a win to claim first place, but a draw in 5th round match could do the trick, with a bit of luck.

Facts and figures for Lille vs Salzburg in Champions League.

  • Lille did not win the last 10 matches in a row at home;
  • Lille conceded in the last 11 of 13 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Lille’s last 2 of 4 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Lille’s last 4 at home matches in the row.
  • Salzburg conceded the last 21 matches in a row;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Salzburg’s last 12 of 14 matches;
  • Salzburg scored the last 10 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Salzburg conceded the last 10 matches in a row when playing away.

Lineup Lille vs Salzburg

Current form — Lille v. Salzburg

Lille look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. They started taking out Sevilla in a 2-1 win, before a 1-1 draw followed against Angers. Their most recent outing resulted in a 2-2 draw in a hard-fought encounter with Monaco.

Salzburg have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. Against Wolfsburg, they came out empty-handed in a 2-1 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 0-1 win against Austria Wien. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw against Admira Moedling.

Lille v. Salzburg — fixture history

The last match between these teams was a Champions League match back on 29 September 2021 and saw Salzburg claim a 2-1 victory.

Lille have been able to win 0% of their last 1 encounter against upcoming Salzburg in the Champions League. In other words, they have a 0-0-1 recent record, with the latter winning 100% of the matches.

Full Time betting

The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Lille will payout at 2.63. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.50 on offer, while an away win for Salzburg pays out at 2.88.

Top marksman

It is tempting to look at Jonathan David as a possible marksman for Lille, as he has provided the team with 5 goals in their previous 6 games. Karim Adeyemi is another tempting option as he has scored 4 times in Salzburg’s last 6 outings.