Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Valencia, who have been their ups and downs in the Champions League this term, take on Lille at their Estadio de Mestalla in what could be the crucial game of the process. Los Che are two points behind second-placed Ajax in Group H, meaning that they are likely to go all guns blazing at les Dogues in Tuesday’s football match.
Even though French defender Diakhaby misses the game through suspension, we believe that home win should be considered as Valencia have turned their Estadio de Mestalla into a real fortress. Lille are not regarded as good travelers, and we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting the La Liga side in Tuesday’s showdown. Albert Celades’ men recorded two wins in previous three home games in the elite competition, which is yet another reason why we are going to put our money on the Spaniards.
Highlighted Player (Daniel Wass):
Daniel Wass is a Danish footballer who plays for La Liga side Celta Vigo as a winger. The Denmark international was born in Gladsaxe on May 31, 1989 and he started his youth career at BK Avarta at the age of six.
Eleven years later (2006) he moved to Brondby and he made his senior debut for the club in the 2007/2008 season. Wass played for the Danish club until 2011, when he moved to Benfica on a five-year deal, but he was immediately sent on loan to French club Evian. After making 29 appearances for les Roses, the pacey winger moved to Spain, signing a five-year contract with the La Liga club.
That proved to be the most significant decision of his career as he impressed in the 2015/2016 Primera division campaign with Os Celeste, making six assists for his teammates, while scoring two goals in the process. Over the years Wass has established himself as an irreplaceable first-team regular at Celta and it is well known that he made it to the Europa League semis with the Galician outfit in the 2016/2017 season.abc
Highlighted Team (Lille):
Lille have been playing an important role in French football ever since they were founded in 1944. Les Dogues won their first domestic trophy in the 1945/1946 season.
Lille did well to win their second Ligue 1 title in 1954 and 57 years later they lifted their last domestic title. Les Douges finished the 2010/2011 season in top position in the standings, eight points clear of second-placed Olympique Marseille and it has to be noted that Lille attacker Moussa Sow won the Golden Boot (25 goals).
Lille are one of the two teams that managed to win three consecutive Coupe de France trophies (1946, 1947, 1948), but they have yet to clinch the Coupe de la Ligue title. Les Dogues faced PSG in the 2015/2016 Coupe de la Ligue trophy, but les Parisiens proved to be a big catch for Frederic Antonetti’s team in the title game.
Lille play their home matches at Stade Pierre-Mauroy and the capacity of the stadium is 50.186. The venue was opened in August, 2017 and the construction cost €282 million.