Lyon vs Angers
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Kick off at 19:50 UK Time
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon.
Lyon won’t win the league this season but by going to Monaco and beating them comprehensively 3-1 they have put down a marker. Will Angers be wary of coming here? Of course they will- so we are obliged to find value in this match and back the home team. Lyon are on a massive high and any other outcome doesn’t even come into our minds.
Lyon are up to 4th place on 31 points and are just five behind PSG for a possible Champions League berth. PSG will play Lorient in what should be an expected three points, if Lyon mess this opportunity up they will find themselves almost 10 points adrift after all of this hard work. Lyon therefore will be 100% motivated to win this match.
Lyon’s home form has been patchy where they have lost already three times and recently to PSG and Guingamp. However after the Monaco victory and with players fit the side seem to be turning a corner.
Angers lost 2-0 at home to a very poor Nantes side which tells you everything about this club who now have to travel to play a superior team away. Angers haven’t won in Ligue 1 in six weeks and are now in the relegation zone.
Lyon vs Angers: Head to Head Stats
In recent times there have been only two fixtures between these two clubs. Angers won here 2-0 and Lyon won 3-0 in Angers. The last time the teams met was earlier this year. Both matches were 1-0 to the eventual winners at half time.
Lyon vs Angers: Prediction
All bets must reflect positivity for Lyon. Football is such that we can get surprises but this is the game to take your risks on. Lyon’s Christmas end of year last home game, the fans will be loud and cheery and we should see an already confident Lyon side react to this. Three selections for this match.
Lyon vs Angers: Betting Tips
Lyon to score at least 2 goals at 8/13 (1.62)
Half Time Correct Score: 1-0 to Lyon at 5/2 (3.50)
Anytime goal scorer: Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) at 10/11 (1.91).