LYON v NICE – FRANCE LIGUE ONE Betting Preview + Prediction
April 15 2016, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, 18:30 GMT+0
Lately Lyon has been showing great results, with 5 wins and 1 draw in the last 6, Lyon got well deserved 2nd place in the League. Despite there is no chance for them to end this season as the champions, due to PSG being 28 points ahead, the second place gets them a ticket to Champions League. The momentum is on Lyon’s side and they will be hoping to keep up the winning streak for the 5 games remaining in this season.
Lyon is coming from a win against Montpellier (0:2), where we could see pure dominance from the away side, and to be fair the result could be much higher. Prior to that win, Lyon won against Lorient (1:3), Nantes (2:0), Guingamp (5:1) and PSG (2:1). There was also a draw against Rennes (2:2).
The only recent defeat in the league was suffered against Lille, and it can be connected to the fact, that Lyon has ended the match with only 9 men on the pitch, after Jallet and Grenier both were sent off.
In regards of squad news, Malbranque and Kalulu are both still missing, whereas Morel is back with his team. With that, the home side is coming into this match nearing full strength.
Nice has a clear goal, and that is to finish this season with a ticket to European competitions. Currently at 4th place, only 2 points behind Monaco and Lyon. Last week’s match ended in a win for Nice against Rennes (3:0), and even though they did fail to win over PSG a week before that, they still have a good record of 12 points in the last 5 matches.
Nice did in fact win the last fixture against Lyon (3:0), but before we get too excited we must take into consideration, Nice has won only 1 match in the last 9 away matches! 4 of those matches ending in a loss. So it’s safe to say Nice is a terrible traveller.
Bodomer, Pouplin, Taroé and Le Bihan will all be sidelined for the visitors, whereas Walter is back after injury.
Lyon has a clear advantage in this match due to home ground. In addition, since Bruno Genesio took over the control, the performance has improved by a lot for Les Gones. In conclusion Lyon is a clear favourite in my eyes and we can expect 3 points to stay at home ground.
Prediction: Lyon -1
Odds: 2.00 SBOBET