Lyon vs Angers
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 16 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Lyon made light work of their foes Monaco last week on opening day with a comfortable 3-0 win. The hosts occupied the driving seat right from the kick-off and needed just five minutes to break the deadlock. It was certainly a one-sided match, to say the least, with their counterparts managing not more than one shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.
Angers enjoyed a similar result in their last matchup at home which saw them record all three points with a 3-1 victory over Bordeaux. The pressure, however, will be on the visitors, on Friday, as they get ready to take on the second runners up of last season in their first trip on the road.
The home team succumbed to defeat on just three occasions in the previous edition of the league and will be hoping to clinch back to back wins when they square up with Angers.
Lyon vs Angers Head to head (h2h)
- The two sides have previously met each other eight times.
- Their last encounter finished 2-1 in favor of Lyon.
- Neither team have kept a clean sheet in their last five games.
- Four of their last five meetings have been high scoring clashes.
Lyon vs Angers Prediction
Les Gones were a tough side to take down on home soil last season. The squad have come out on top in twelve of their last nineteen games here, and have failed to pick up a win just twice in their previous twelve matchups at home in all competitions.
The away side were inconsistent in their outings in their previous campaign and have no more than two wins from their last seven games on the road.
Additionally, their only victory against this foe at this venue came back in 2015. Two out of Angers last three visits to Lyon have ended with the hosts coming out on top, one of which even saw Lyon win without being breached.
Given that Lyon having been faring well against their counterparts in their recent meetings here, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of the Sylvinho’s men at the last blast of the whistle.
Both teams have found the back of the net in their last five head to head clashes. Considering that they also scored six goals between each other in their respective opening matchups, expect neither side to walk away with a clean sheet intact in this one.
Lyon vs Angers Betting tips
Full-time result: Lyon @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).