Guingamp vs Lyon
Coupe de France
Date: Thursday, 7 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Roudourou (Guingamp).
Guingamp sit at the very foot of the Ligue 1 standings, but they made it all the way to the Coupe de la Ligue final beating Monaco last week in the semi-final on penalties. Los Costamricains showed a fantastic fighting spirit to come back from two goals behind as Alexandre Mendy and Marcus Thuram notched two second-half goals to lead the affair to a shootout series.
Did the League Cup success raise the spirits in the dressing room ahead of this R16 Coupe de France tie against Lyon? The visitors obviously come into it as heavy favourites due to Guingamp’s dreadful spell of form in Ligue 1. The hosts will have a mountain to climb to save the top flight status before the end of the season being four points short of safe zone positions at the moment.
Guingamp vs Lyon: Head-to-head
The head to head record also fancies Lyon who won each of past three meetings with Guingamp.
Les Gones lead the H2H tie by six wins coming into 27th encounter with Las Costamoricains.
Six of last seven head to head outings produced at least three goals.
Guingamp vs Lyon: Prediction
Lyon struggled to find the right shape throughout the entire season, but they look to have discovered the winning formula in the last couple of weeks. They won three on the spin in all competitions, beating Amiens in back-to-back games in Coupe de France and Ligue 1, both on the road.
They climbed up to 3rd in the league ladder as a reward for such form. Bruno Genesio can particularly be satisfied with his men’s defensive form as Les Gones shipped only one goal in last three matches across competitions.
Guingamp have by far the weakest defensive record in the entire league with 46 goals allowed in 22 games so far. Since they conceded eight in past three meetings with Lyon, backing the visitors seems to be the only logical betting option here.
Guingamp vs Lyon: Bet Tips
Lyon to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Lyon Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).