Lille vs Aston Villa: Prediction for the Conference League Fixture

360 Football News Staff
Lille vs Aston Villa
Lille vs Aston Villa

The match between Lille and Aston Villa will be held within the 1/4 finals of the Conference League on 18 April. Lille vs Aston Villa: betting odds, bookmakers’ odds and statistics. 

Lille vs Aston Villa
Lille vs Aston Villa


Path to the playoffs: Lille made it directly to the 1/8 finals of the Conference League, finishing 1st in their group. The French team has 14 points and is ahead of Slovan, Olimpija, and Klaksvik in the table.

Last matches: In the first match of the 1/4 final against Aston Villa, the French club suffered a defeat with a difference of one goal (1:2). Everything for Lille started extremely unsuccessfully; they were already on fire with a difference of two goals by the 56th minute. 

Then, Lille’s Gudmundsson’s goal was disallowed. The referees detected offside with the help of the VAR system. However, in the 84th minute of the match, the French managed to get back into the game thanks to Diakite’s goal.

Will not play: Ilic, Umtiti, Gomes and Fernandes will miss the game due to injuries. There are no disqualified players for the match. 

Team Condition: Miramon and Morais are back after injuries; they can help Lille turn the tide in the duel with their English rivals.

Lille is in 4th place in the French league table, 14 points behind the leader, PSG. 

Aston Villa 

Path to the playoffs: Aston Villa passed the Conference League knockout round stage, as they took first place in the European Cup group stage. The road to the English club playoffs begins with the 1/8 finals. In the battle to reach the quarter-finals, Aston Villa fought with Ajax Amsterdam (4:0 – home win and 0:0 – away draw). 

Last matches: In the first leg against Lille, the Britons secured a minimal 2-1 victory. Scotland’s John McGinn and Ollie Watkins scored for Aston Villa.

Will not play: Argentine Emiliano Buendia, Frenchman Boubacar Kamara and Briton Tyrone Mings are in the Aston Villa infirmary with knee injuries. Jacob Ramsey is also out with a leg injury.

Team Condition: Duran and Diego Carlos are back in the squad after injuries. Aston Villa have a three-match unbeaten streak before the return leg against Lille.

In the English league, Aston Villa moved to fourth place, displacing Tottenham. In the 33rd round of the English Premier League, the team confidently outplayed one of the championship leaders, Arsenal (2:0). 

Betting stats

  • Aston Villa beat Lille in the first match of the 1/4 finals of the Conference League (2:1)
  • In 2002, Aston Villa and Lille played each other 2 times
  • Lille beat Aston Villa (2:0) and also played a draw (1:1)

Prediction and betting

Bookmakers’ odds: Lille is the pair’s favorite before the upcoming game. Its victory is bet at odds of 2.30. The draw is estimated at 3.56, and Aston Villa’s victory is estimated at 2.97. 

Prediction: Lille and Aston Villa exchanged goals in the first leg. With a trip to the semi-finals of the Conference League at stake, Lille will need to open up to equalize in the two-match duel with Aston Villa.

Both clubs can be expected to differentiate themselves in the encounter, as in the first leg of the Conference League quarter-final. 

 Odds: Both sides will score at 1.80.

Prediction: We can take a chance in favor of the result of the match. Lille and Aston Villa are pretty capable of playing open football; last time, the rivals scored three goals together. 

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