Lorient vs Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 24 September 2016
Kick Off: 16:00 BST
Venue: Stade du Moustoir (Lorient).
Lorient was back to losing ways when they lost in mid-week to Guingamp 1-0. But in all fairness this was always going to be a tough ask for a club who had won only 1 match all season and Guingamp are in decent form.
So Lorient is back at the bottom of Ligue 1 with just 3 points from their opening six matches. They have only scored one goal at home and conceded five.
Lyon are playing like a Jekyll and Hyde team, one moment they are brilliant the next very average. But at home they demolished Montpellier 5-1 to keep up a very bizarre record. That record is that Lyon-Montpellier has finished 5-1 on four from the last 7 occasions.
Lyon was able to welcome back a very fit Nebil Fekir who gives the team such a dynamic shape and he scored two goals. Mathieu Valbuena was also back but Alexandre Lacazette will probably miss this game.
The visitors have gained 40% of their points away from home and got a respectable 0-0 draw in their last away match to Marseille.
Lorient vs Lyon: Head-to-Head Stats
Lyon won this fixture last season 3-1, and has gone the last 6 seasons unbeaten at Stade du Moustoir. There is a 70% chance of seeing both teams scoring and in the last 11 fixtures Lyon have only failed to score on two occasions.
Lorient vs Lyon: Prediction
It’s not just that Lyon look strong they now have a new found confidence and getting players back such as Fekir and Valbuena has been like signing two players. They will install a lot of confidence in the team and Lyon is on the right path.
They have a decent record here but more than that we will learn about Lyon in this game because they are playing the team that are in 20th place in Ligue 1, it’s time for Lyon to reach consistency and step up.
Watch out for the 22 year old Lyon player Corentin Tolisso he was played just behind the striker v Montpellier and has so much skill and energy and grabbed two goals.
Lorient vs Lyon: Bet Tips
Lyon to beat Lorient at 13/8 (2.70)
Corentin Tolisso to score anytime for Lyon at 10/3 (4.35).
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