After last season’s nightmare, Lille have hit back and can continue their strong campaign tonight at Caen.
Lille to win @ 23/20
This time last year Les Dogues were genuine relegation candidates but currently sit second in the table as they prepare to head to a ground where they have won on their last seven visits.
Caen are 16th in the standings and draws have been their issue, taking a point from nine of their 19 Ligue 1 encounters.
That has seen them fail to win 10 of their last 11 in the league and I expect that run to be extended this evening.
Rayo to win @ 6/4
Neither Rayo Vallecano nor Celta Vigo have enjoyed good seasons and tonight’s match at the Vallecas could be a real war of attrition.
Rayo still sit 19th in the table despite recent victories over Eibar and Levante but have a good home record against Celta, winning nine of the last 11 on their own turf and I think they can do it again.
The visitors from Galicia are fresh from Monday’s 2-1 home defeat to Athletic Bilbao and the extra fatigue in their legs could just cost them.