STE vs LIL Dream11 : Gameweek 3 draws to a close in Ligue 1 today with Little and St. Etienne facing off against each other as St. Etienne look to climb upto second place
We might just be in the early exchanges of Ligue 1’s 2019-20 season but the nature of some of the results this gameweek have proved that this might just end up being one of the most competitive and closely fought edition of the French league. And as gameweek 3 nears its culmination today, we have Lille and St. Etienne locking heads against each other in a clash which promises to be a cracker of a match.
Drawing their previous encounter with a 1-1 result against Brest following up a 2-1 win over Dijon, for St. Etienne, the three points on offer today come bearing immense value. A win would take the side all the way into second place, an unprecedented position which could help set the tone of a rampant season for the club.
Elsewhere for Lille, a win from today’s clash is of equal importance after the side fell to a 1-0 defeat in gameweek 2. They failed to open the scoring against Amiens, being put down in a match of fine margins, a result which ended up hampering their 2-1 win in the league opener against Nantes. With teams separated by the barest of margins in the early stages of the league, Lille would be looking to imbed a win today and ensure that they lay their claim for a spot in the top 4 early on.
Probable Playing 11
- Soumare was shown a red card previously which keeps the Lille player out of this match.
- There is no confirmation of Fofana having recovered from his knee injury and his participation for St. Etienne remains doubtful for this clash.
Maignan (GK), Celik, Fonte, Djalo, Bradaric, Andre, Maia, Ikone, Yazici, Bamba, Osimhen
Ruffier (GK), Debuchy, Moukoudi, Perrin, Kolo, Youssouf, M’Vila, Bouanga, Boudebouz, Nordin, Khazri
Match: Lille Vs St. Etienne
Date And Time: 28th August, Wednesday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Villeneuve d’Ascq
- Maignan, Djalo, Andre, Osimhen
- Moukoudi, Bouanga, Boudebouz, Nordin
STE vs LIL Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Given the fact that a cleansheet looks unlikely today, our pick of Lille’s Mike Maignan was solely due to the barrage of shots he’ll encounter. St. Etienne have shown in their first couple of matches that they are going to approach matches with an attacking gameplan, one which should see them come hot out of the blocks today in a bid to disrupt Lille’s game early on.
Defenders for STE vs LIL Dream11
Continuing with the narrative of both these sides scoring today, the safest bet for us was choosing defenders who’ll imbed the due processes when it comes to attacking sojourns. Both these sides are laden with defenders who regularly canter their way into the opposition’s attacking half, reverberating the same affinity to register a goal or assist in every encounter.
This sees us go in with leftback Domagoj Bradaric and CB Tiago Djalo from Lille while from the visitors we have opted for the services of Loic Perrin and Miguel Trauco, two names who’ll be pivotal to the side in the absence of some regular starts from the backline owing to injuries.
Midfielders for STE vs LIL Dream11
CDM Jean Eudes Aholou is our first pick in this facet after the St. Etienne man put in an incredible display against Dijon, becoming one of the key components of the side’s win in their league opener. Not only did he screen the backline but marauded his way forward as well, carrying the ball extremely effectively to find a goal to his name as well.
With a goal each in the side’s opening two clashes, we have gone in with Romain Hamouma and Denis Bounaga from the side as well while from Lille we have selected both their wide attacking players in the form of Jonathan Ikone and Jonathan Bamba.
Strikers for STE vs LIL Dream11
Our only pick is from Lille in this facet with St. Etienne not having a viable assured started who is worthy enough to indulge in. The two goals in the side’s first match of the new campaign see Victor Osimhen earn a place in our side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Osimhen is our captain for today while Bounaga is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.