Lille and Sochaux closed on Monday, January 8, the third round of the French Cup. The 32-match stage began on Friday, January 4. The game will be played at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq and kick-off scheduled for 18h (Brasília time).Considered one of the most democratic competitions in Europe, as it allows the participation of even teams semiamadores, the dispute is made in unique games and eliminatory ones determined from a drawn-out without direction. The winner advances to the next stage. In case of equality is carried out extension of 30 minutes. If the tie persists, the definition happens through penalties.
Lille closed 2018 well above expectations. After spending the last two seasons battling relegation, he closed his first round of the French Championship in second place even with a 2-1 home defeat by Toulouse on December 22 in the 19th round .He has 34 points (ten wins, four draws and two losses). However, he made more games than Lyon (18 matches, one less), third placed with 32 points; and Montpellier (17 games, two fewer), fourth placed, his two closest pursuers.The loss to Toulouse took their home unbeaten record in Ligue 1. As principal, Lille had 21 (six wins, three draws and one loss) of the 30 points he played. He scored 19 goals and suffered only eight. In the League Cup, however, he could not play a good role. He was eliminated early for Strasbourg. On October 30, at the rival’s home, took 2 to 0.
Sochaux are in Ligue 2, the French League’s second division. So he did not have the benefit of the late debut in the French Cup. To reach the third stage, he had to sweat from the initial stage.For very little he did not fall off straight away. Acting as a visitor to Haguenau, he tied for 3 to 3 in regular time. He advanced only by having scored 1 to 0 in the overtime. In stage two, his situation was a little more quiet, but not much. Again acting far from their dominions, managed to eliminate the Illkirch with victory by 1 to 0.The French Cup, however, should not be seen as a priority for the club, which is in a delicate situation in the French Championship. The 1-0 home win on December 22 for the nineteenth – last – round of the first round was enough to knock him out of the relegation zone, but the threat persists.With 20 points (six wins, two draws and 11 losses), the Sochaux occupy the sixteenth place. The advantage over Valenciennes, eighteenth placed and first in the sticking region, is three points. His campaign as a visitor is the third worst in Ligue 2. In 30 points, he has won eight (two wins, two draws and six losses).
Football Prediction of the Day Lille vs Sochaux
Both teams have more important missions in other tournaments. Lille have a real chance of getting a place in continental tournaments in the 2019/2020 season through Ligue 1. Sochaux, in Ligue 2, needs to avoid falling into the Third Division. In this way, the French Cup match may be a weight that neither of the two seem to have enough cast to carry.However, after a break due to the Christmas and New Year festivities, this scenario has less influence. Thus, the prognosis in the victory of Lille, technically superior and acting at home, is the most suitable for the confrontation of this Monday.
Bet Tips: Lille