Lyon vs Lens: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
Lyon got off to a great start in the Europa League and after three matches team is at the top of the group - three victories brought them nine points and a five-point handicap over the nearest competitor.
Team is not as dominant in the Ligue 1 though, in 11 rounds team recorded only four victories and four draws, which brought them 16 points. After a victory over Monaco (2:0) Peter Bosz' team suffered an away defeat to Nice (2:3).
Dembele, Kadewere, Pintor, Reine and Slimani are unavailable this weekend.
Lens became the main sensation of the current season - team shows an impressive display and is able to compete against top teams of Ligue 1. In 11 rounds Franck Haise's team has six victories and three draws, which brought them 21 points and a 2nd spot in the standings.
Team is seven points adrift from the leader. In four most recent matches The Blood and Golds suffered one defeat and recorded victories over Marseille (3:2), Reims (2:0) and Metz (4:1).
Haidara is unable to play due to a groin injury.
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Lyon
In 4 out of 6 most recent matches of the visitors goals were scored in both halves
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of the visitors
Lyon managed to gain form, but dropped points in a mid-week match against Nice due to a great performance from the opponent. We think that Kidswill be able to redeem themselves this time and will get closer to the Top-5. We offer to place a bet on the hosts, they should be able to pick up three points due to higher class and fans' support.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Lyon
We think that we will see attacking football today - both opponents are playing offensively, but they usually forget about the defense. In 2 out of 4 most recent games opponents scored at least five goals and we are expecting another high-scoring match this time.
Our second bet is on total over 3 goals