Lyon vs Angers
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium (Decines-Charpieu).
Lyon put their third-place finish in jeopardize after unexpected sequence of defeats against the likes of Dijon and Nantes in past two rounds. They allowed Saint-Etienne to close the gap behind them down to just three points. Marseille are also only five points behind at fifth place. This means Les Gones have an imperative to return to winning ways on Friday evening when they host Angers at Groupama Stadium.
The main problem for Bruno Genesio and his men lies in the lack of defensive meticulousness in recent outings. Lyon shipped eight goals in three consecutive losses in all competitions (also a 2-3 home defeat to Rennes in Coupe de France semi-final at the start of the month).
Angers hold the 12th position and will travel to Decines-Charpieu without an imperative being 16 points above the relegation area.
Lyon vs Angers: Head-to-head
Angers used to be a tricky opposition for Les Gones in their away fixtures against Lyon.
Teams have a single win, draw and defeat in three matches which saw Lyon as hosts.
Les Gones claimed a 1-2 victory away at Stade Raymond-Kopa when these two likes met each other in the first part of the season.
Each of past four head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Lyon vs Angers: Prediction
The pressure-free approach seems to suit Angers very well. They go into this unbeaten in last six league affairs. Les Scoistes bagged two or more goals in three of last five league games and they will head into this off the back of a 0-1 win away at Caen last weekend.
Visitors fancy attacking-minded football. They found goals easy to come by of late and they go up against a vulnerable defensive line of Lyon’s here. Each of last four H2H games also saw both teams scoring. Backing a high-scoring affair is a must here based on everything written above.
Also, we doubt Lyon will slip-up in such an important affair with the full squad available on the home patch. The home win & BTTS is a stand-out pick at 2.62 odds.
Lyon vs Angers: Bet Tips
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.37 (11/8)
Lyon to win & Both Teams To Score @ 2.62 (13/8).