Lyon v Saint-Etienne: Preview and Predictions

Lyon v Saint-Etienne
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 25th February 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).

Lyon advanced to the quarter finals of the Europa League in style with victory over Villarreal now they must pay their attentions to domestic football. In the league poor form has seen the team slip to 4th place and six points behind a possible Champions League finish.

Lyon has not won a game since beating PSG a month ago and they will feel a match over St Etienne who have struggled away from home will be the perfect tonic to change their fortunes around.

Lyon’s home form has been solid without being brilliant however they still only lost 2 games all season. St Etienne would be 5th in the league on form alone and are playing their best football of the season. They are unbeaten in their last 4 games.

Away St Etienne’s form has greatly improved from a poor one though it should be noted that they have won back to back matches they were against inferior opposition, and this will be a big step up for the inform side.

Lyon v Saint-Etienne: Head to Head

  • St Etienne has not won at Lyon in the last 3 fixtures
  • The last 5 meetings home or away has seen just one side score
  • 3 of the last 4 games played at Lyon has ended in over 2.5 goals

Lyon v Saint-Etienne: Prediction

With the Europa League out of their systems for a few weeks Lyon can concentrate on trying to get 3rd place back and some pride back in the team. Lyon are too good to keep their bad form up and even though St Etienne have done well this is a big game for them away from home. There should be goals in this game.

Lyon v Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips

  • Lyon to beat St Etienne at 1.50
  • Over 3.5 goals at 2.25.

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