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Defending champions Lille will aim to break back into the top six of the Ligue 1 table on Sunday, when they travel to Angers.

After a strong run of form, the visitors were left disappointed by a stalemate with Bordeaux last weekend, while their opponents were narrowly beaten by Lyon.

With 29 points from their opening 21 league matches, Angers looked set for an impressive finish in Ligue 1 without the threat of relegation, but they went on to quickly drop down the table following a dip in form.

Les Noirs et Blancs suffered seven straight defeats between late January and mid-March, conceding 13 goals and only managing three goals at the other end, quickly dropping within touching distance of the relegation zone as a result.

Gerard Baticle’s side were then able to add a crucial victory to stop their rot, as Sofiane Boufal hit the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in a home contest with Brest, before they faced the tricky test of travelling to Lyon.

Angers remained competitive throughout and twice drew the game level through Mathias Pereira Lage and Boufal, but Tete’s 80th-minute goal was too much to overcome as they left empty-handed following a 3-2 defeat.

While their strong start to the season has given Baticle’s men a major head start in the fight for survival, they do now boast just a five-point lead over the relegation playoff place and will be desperate to increase that cushion to ensure they are not dragged into the bottom three in the final games of the campaign.

Angers coach Gerald Baticle on February 4, 2022© Reuters

Lille, meanwhile, arrive in a strong run of recent form, having now gone unbeaten since mid-February.

Les Dogues had a particularly underwhelming start to their title defence after an unlikely triumph last season, languishing in mid-table for large parts of the campaign, but they have since turned their fortunes around, earning eight wins and 29 points from their last 15 top-fight outings to move into the race for the top four.

That run includes a five-game unbeaten league streak heading into this weekend, although the latest of those will leave Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side disappointed, as they were unable to break the deadlock at home to basement side Bordeaux who were reduced to 10 men after 35 minutes.

Having been eliminated from the Champions League round of 16 by Chelsea, Les Dogues will now have their full focus on a high league finish, but Saturday’s stalemate gave their hopes a hit, with Lille now sat seventh.

With fifth-place Nice and fourth-placed Strasbourg both four points ahead, Gourvennec’s side will look to ensure they return to winning ways to apply pressure at the weekend.

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