Brest vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday 19th February 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Francis-Le Ble (Lyon)
Lyon’s title chances took a blow as they were beaten at home to Montpellier last weekend and lost 2-1. It was a surprise result and the club have fallen into 3rd place.
Lyon are only 3 points behind league leaders Lille but the defending champions PSG have moved into 2nd and have gone 2 points clear of Lyon.
Overall form for Lyon has been very good where they have earned 22 points from a possible 30 and have won 4 of their last 5 games. Away from home the side has the 2nd best record in the league and have lost just once on the road.
The home team Brest come into this fixture in 12th place and they have gone their last 3 games unbeaten. Last weekend they managed a superb draw away to league leaders Lille with that game ending 0-0.
Home form much like last season is solid for the club have they have the 5th best home record and have earned 22 points from 36. That means that Brest have only earned seven points on the road, and this season has been all about their form at home.
However Brest have lost 2 of their last three games at Stade Francis-Le Ble, those defeats came against Metz and Rennes and they conceded six goals in those duels.
Brest vs Lyon: Head to Head
- Last season this fixture ended 2-2.
- 6 of the last seven meetings between the teams has finished in a draw.
- 7 of the last 9 meetings has seen both teams to score.
Brest vs Lyon: Prediction
It’s quite incredible how many times the sides have drawn over the past seasons and Lyon just can’t seem to beat Brest away from home, and it won’t help that they lost their last game.
Brest are in good form and are difficult to beat at home but this game will be like a cup final for Lyon. Brest do not really need the win but Lyon do. At the same time we have to respect the fact that Brest just took a point from Lille.
We expect a very good game where Brest can try and enjoy their football and will find gaps in Lyon’s defence as the away team will come forward and have to commit themselves. Lyon are around 1.44 to win, but we think the best choice is to back Lyon to win at half time as they must start on a positive note.
Brest vs Lyon: Bet Tips:
Half Time: Lyon to be winning at 1.91 (10/11)
Both teams to score at 1.57 (4/7).