Lille aims to secure the top spot in Group A as they face KI Klaksvik in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. The visitors have no chance of progressing, playing for pride in their final group fixture.
Lille heads into the Europa Conference League match looking to maintain their unbeaten run of 13 matches across competitions.
The French side is yet to lose in the group stage, having won three and drawn twice, sitting just a point above Slovan Bratislava.
Paulo Fonseca’s team seeks to clinch top spot, but their recent goalless draw against Clermont Foot in Ligue 1 highlighted a need for more attacking prowess, despite their solid defensive displays, having kept four consecutive clean sheets.
KI Klaksvik managed a goalless draw against Lille previously, offering them confidence despite their mathematical elimination from progressing.
Their recent 2-1 defeat to Slovan Bratislava saw Mads Boe Mikkelsen score, but they’ve won only one match in this season’s Europa Conference League.
With no pressure to advance, KI Klaksvik might play with freedom and aim for an upset.
Lille faces injury concerns with Tiago Djalo (ACL sprain) and Ivan Cavaleiro (thigh problem) sidelined. Fonseca is likely to stick to a similar lineup, with Jonathan David leading the attack.
KI Klaksvik may continue with their 3-4-3 formation, relying on Mikkelsen and Pall Klettskaro in the attack to trouble the French side.
Santos, Yoro, Alexsandro, Gudmundsson;
Haraldsson, Yazici, Cabella;
KI Klaksvik: (3-4-3)
Petersen, Faero, Forren;
Danielsen, Pavlovic, Andreasen, Da Silva;
Frederiksberg, Gussias, Mikkelsen
Prediction: Lille 2-0 KI Klaksvik
KI Klaksvik secured a point previously, but Lille is expected to dominate this match. Lille’s aim to secure top position could see them claim a comfortable victory in the Group A finale.