Lyon vs Amiens
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 12th August 2018
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Lyon will be the huge favourites when they take on Amiens at home to kick off their Ligue 1 campaign. Indeed they are huge odds on being quoted at 1.15 to win and Amiens are as much as 15.00.
Amiens have spent less than £2m but brought in 12 players mostly because of end of loan terms and free transfers as they try to balance up their squad and get ready for a season where if they finish mid table they will be happy.
As for Lyon they had a solid season and now they will want to challenge PSG for the league title but of course it will not be easy. Fans aren’t too happy at the lack of spending either as the club have let go over £50m worth of talent and yet have spent less than £10m.
They have recalled no less than 8 players back from loan and their biggest spend this summer has been on Tanguy Ndombele who has come from Amiens in a deal worth just over £7m. So immediately he can face his old club.
Lyon vs Amiens: Head to Head
- The teams have only played each other two times and both times there was over 2.5 goals.
- In both games the correct half time score was 1-0 to the designated home team.
- The last time the teams played at Lyon, Lyon won 3-0.
Lyon vs Amiens: Prediction
Both teams have not spent much money in the transfer window and this could hamper their projects for the coming season. Although the window has not closed just yet.
Lyon are simply a better team than Amiens and at home and they should ease to a win, but their odds are not good. We will back Lyon to win on the handicap for medium stakes.
Lyon vs Amiens: Bet Tips
- Handicap betting: Lyon to beat Amiens with a -1 goal start at 1.62.