Nigeria attacker Victor Osimhen impresses on his Ligue 1 debut

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Nigeria attacker Victor Osimhen impresses on his Ligue 1 debut

Victor Osimhen has already started to pay off at Lille as the Nigeria international scored a brace in a 2-1 win over Nantes in the opening match of the new Ligue 1 season. The €14 million signing, who joined les Dogues earlier this summer, is brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Amiens and, no doubt, all eyes will be on him when Christophe Galtier’s troops the Unicorns at Stade Credit Agricole de la Licorne.

No Pepe, no problem?

As expected, Lille chiefs sold last season’s top scorer Nicolas Pepe in the summer transfer window, with Arsenal signing a €78 million deal with the Ivory Coast international. Many people expected that Pepe would be sorely missed in the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season, but his replacement Victor Osimhen is determined to prove the doubters wrong.

The Super Eagles attacker, who has four caps for the national team, impressed on his Ligue 1 debut with les Dogues, finding the net twice in the 2-1 win over les Canaris. The 20-year-old showed top-class skills on his debut in the French top flight, but he can’t afford any complacency as the season is quite long.

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A trip to Amiens

Lille will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Nantes when they take on Amiens at Stade Credit Agricole de la Licorne on day 2 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. Luka Elsner’s men were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Nice at Allianz Riviera in their opener, but Dante eventually helped les Aiglons pick up all three points from the game.

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To make things even worse for Amiens, important midfielder Eddy Gnahore was sent off in the 2-1 loss to Nice. The French footballer misses the Lille game through suspension, meaning that Victor Osimhen and Co. have a good chance to keep their 100% record in the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 campaign intact. In their last meeting at Stade Credit Agricole Lille recorded a 3-2 victory over Amiens, with aforementioned attacker Nicolas Pepe scoring a hat-trick. This time out, though, Osimhen will be the man to watch in the away team.

Back les Dogues to extend their winning run

Lille impressed in the French top-flight last season, with the team securing a top-two finish. Les Dogues aim to repeat the last season’s success and we are positive that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play against Amiens on Matchday 2.

Victor Osimhen is widely expected to produce yet another thrilling performance this weekend and seeing that coach Christophe Galtier welcomes Loic Remy and Luiz Araujo back to the starting XI, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Lille. You should bear in mind that les Dogues are 4/3 at 1XBET to beat Amiens in their first away game of the season.

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Olympique Lyon and Saint-Etienne hot favourites on Matchday 2

Olympique Lyon couldn’t have wished for a better start to the season as they rolled over Monaco 3-0 at Stade Louis II. Les Gones continue life without Tanguy Ndombele, Nabil Fekir and Ferland Mendy, but Memphis Depay, who found the net in the opening match of the season, is likely to prove a handful for Angers defenders on Matchday 2. Olympique Lyon are 4/11 at bet365 to beat Angers at home on Friday evening.

Lyon’s bitter local rivals Saint-Etienne, on the other hand, are regarded as hot favourites to win their second match of the season as they host Brest at their Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday afternoon. Les Verts kicked off the new season with an away win over Dijon and seeing that newcomers Brest are not considered good travelers, it is no wonder Ghislain Printant’s troops are just 3/5 at William Hill to pick up all three points from the game.

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