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Don't look now but Lille OSC are just one point off the top of Ligue 1.
All of the attention this year might have been on Paris Saint-Germain and the emergence of AS Monaco as a potential superpower, but Lille have proven that they are just as capable of mixing it with the big boys—keeping clean sheets against the likes of Monaco, Marseille, Saint-Etienne and Nantes.
In fact, Lille have kept a clean sheet in all but two games this year.
The question is whether they are as capable of doing the same on the road as they are at home. Lille have won four from eight (drawing three) on the road this year and have beaten just one team inside the top 15 in the league—meaning that Bordeaux will be a deceptively tough match this week.
Perhaps more alarming for Lille is the fact that they've scored just two goals away from home this year against teams inside the top 15 (a total of five games).
Bordeaux haven't beaten a team inside the top six this year (and have scored just one goal against those teams as well), but have lost just one of their past five home matches. They've been a touch inconsistent—which makes it hard to choose them here—so even though I think Lille won't be as prolific as their incredible defensive run suggests, they should walk away with the points this weekend.
And their streak will live on for another week.
Prediction: Bordeaux 0-1 Lille OSC
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