Lille Preseason Expectations
The bookies are expecting a new Lille to show their face this year as Rudi Garcia has stated the push for Champions League football is very well under way. The exciting passing football we see every season from the Northern French club will undoubtedly be a deciding factor into where they finish come the end of the season. In Rudi Garcia's favoured 4-3-3 style utilizing the wings, fullbacks and defensive midfielders to punish and protect.
Other factors to consider are the clubs assets Salomon Kalou, Rio Mavuba, Marvin Martin and Florent Balmont
will all be looked upon to put their best foot in. Much like them the stand out youngsters, Divock Origi, John Ruiz, Ryan Mendes De Graca and Djibril Sibide
will be looked upon to break their way into the senior team this season.
This though doesn't take away from the fact that the squad could do with some serious bolstering in the wings and defence. Along with the aging Vincent Enyeama (LOSC first choice between the sticks) could be on the way out.
We haven't even mention the return of AS Monaco to the top division which looks to put a spanner in most clubs ambitions this season. Many believe the competition will be won by them or PSG. Which all depends on Monaco's returning form which could be a little touchy at first.
Yet the bookies still believe Lille will mount a serious threat to the top of the table and with a few new additions to the squad, the bookies odds look favourable on Lille.