Lyon vs Brest
France – League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
At the moment, Brest are on a dismal five-match losing streak on the road. With Lyon faring well in their recent clashes here, a change in fortune is certainly not on the cards for the visiting contingent this Wednesday.
Lyon vs Brest Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Four of their previous five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their past seven meetings.
- None of their last seven games have finished as a stalemate.
- Brest have not registered a win in any of their previous seven encounters. (W-0, D-5, L-2)
Lyon vs Brest Prediction
Lyon made light of Toulouse in the previous round of this competition by posting an emphatic 4-1 scorecard at the end of the ninety minutes. The hosts are currently on a solid run of form as well and are unbeaten in their last three games on the trot.
Their most recent fixture, which was in the Coupe De France, saw them run riot over lower-tier side Bourg en Bresse with seven unanswered goals to their name.
On the other hand, Brest will be making the trip to Parc Olympique Lyonnais on the back of a sour 2-1 defeat at the hands of Lorient. To be frank, the visitors have been struggling to maintain a winning momentum this season.
Miserably, they have just one win to boast of from their past five clashes across various competitions.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have hardly been a threat on the road. They have not picked up a win in any of their last five outings.
To make matters worse, Lyon have stumbled in just two of their past eight games in front of the home crowd. Given the far from convincing form that Brest are on, especially in thier outings, Lyon are sizing up to be the outright favorites to come away with the win in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts have been hard to tame in the final third. Impressively, they have scored two goals or more in five of their previous seven games here. To top it off, both Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay have netted nineteen goals between them back in the first division.
With Brest conceding nine times from their past five trips on the road alone, expect Lyon to rack up the goals tally with ease this week.
Lyon vs Brest Betting tips
Lyon -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).