Caen v Lyon
France- Coupe de France
Date: Thursday, 1st March 2018
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano (Caen).
Lyon will be the favourites to advance to the semi-finals of the Coupe de France but Caen will be hopeful that home advantage might just be enough to create a shock.
It’s been 3 games since Caen won a match in the league and whilst they look safe in 13th position they are still just 4 points clear of the relegation zone. Having said that all of their focus will be on this huge match and the chance to get to the semis and knock out Lyon. The team continue to be average at home with just 6 wins from 14 games.
Lyon got a dull 1-1 draw against St Etienne after reaching the quarter finals of the Europa League at the weekend. The club has not won a league game for 5 weeks as their concentration has been focused now onto cup matches given PSG’s huge lead at the top of the table.
Lyon has a huge 11 point lead over Montpellier so they won’t drop to 6th, but if they don’t win the Europa League then they will be out of the Champions League. For them to qualify they need to make up the 5 point gap over Marseille. But for now the team will want to beat Caen in what will be a freezing night in northern France.
Caen v Lyon: Head to Head
Lyon won the last fixture played here 2-1.
The last 4 meetings played at Caen has seen 15 goals.
Caen v Lyon: Prediction
Our main bet will be to see more goals in the 2nd half of this game. Conditions will be terrible for both teams but we can see Caen taking an early advantage in this game.
Caen v Lyon: Bet Tips
Half with most goals: 2nd half at 1.91
Half time result: Caen at 4.33.