Lille host Slovan Bratislava at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy this Thursday in Matchday three of the Europa Conference League. Both sides have a win under their belt and sit in the top two spots, but a win for Lille could unseat Slovan Bratislava at the top.
Lille currently sit second in Group A after two games. The French side have one win and one draw, leaving them on four points, two points adrift of Slovan Bratislava but three points ahead of Kl.
In their last five games in all competitions, Lille have two wins, two draws and a loss. This one loss came against Reims. Mohamed Daramy and Keito Nakamura both scored early on for Reims, and despite a goal from Benjamin Andre, Lille were unable to get the equaliser and lost 2 - 1. However, Lille bounced back against Le Havre. Edon Zhegrova scored in the first half and an own goal from Yoann Salmier in the second half gave Lille the 2 - 0 win.
Last time out in the Europa Conference League was against Kl. This was a goalless draw where Kl could only manage two shots with one on target and Lille did manage 13 shots but none of them were on target in a disappointing clash. Lille drew yet again back in Ligue 1 against Lens. Andre scored in added time of the first half but Deiver Machado scored in the 70th minute to finish the game at 1 - 1.
The most recent outing for Lille was against Brest. Yusuf Yazici scored in the sixth minute with the only goal of the game as Lille won 1 - 0.
Slovan Bratislava sit top of Group A with two wins in two games. This leaves them on six points and two points ahead of the next closest team Lille.
In their last five games in all competitions, Slovan Bratislava have five wins. Jaromir Zmrhal opened the scoring in the second minute against Zlate Moravce and was joined on the scoresheet by Marko Tolic who grabbed a brace, giving Slovan Bratislava the 3 - 0 win. Last time in the Europa Conference League, Slovan Bratislava faced Olimpija. Aleksandar Cavric converted his penalty in the 55th minute for the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win for Slovan Bratislava.
Lukas Pauschek and Cavric were both on the scoresheet in the 2 - 0 win against Trencin despite having just 43% of the possession and just eight shots. In the Third round of the Slovak Cup, Slovan Bratislava faced Sered. Tolic opened the scoring in the seventh minute and was joined by Zuberu Sharani just nine minutes later. Lukas Remen did equalise for Sered but another goal, this time from Malik Abubakari to give Slovan Bratislava the 3 - 1 win.
The last time out for Slovan Bratislava was against Spartak Trnava. Cavric opened the scoring in the second half, but Adrina Zelijkovic equalised just two minutes later. A late goal from Lucas Lovat, however, gave Slovan Bratislava the 2 - 1 win.
Lille and Slovan Bratislava have never met professionally, but have wildly different experiences in Europe. Lille have reached the Last 16 in the Champions League multiple times whereas the furthest Bratislava have reached is the Group stage of the Europa League.