Lyon vs Brest
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 16th December 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium (Lyon).
All the talk in France is about Lyon’s victory at the weekend over PSG in Paris. Lyon beat PSG 1-0 and have gone 2nd in Ligue 1, dropping PSG down to 3rd place as a result.
So far this has been a great season for French football as we have witnessed too many times PSG running away with the league but this isn’t the case this season and PSG have already lost four games.
Lyon have been in excellent form and against PSG they only let the champions have 1 shot on target. Lyon have won their last 5 matches and are the best in form side in the league, they have 29 points the same as Lille in 1st position.
Lyon’s last home encounter ended in a 3-0 victory over Reims and they have won their last 3 games at home and are currently still undefeated in their own stadium.
Brest are in 10th place and have started the season well. They are just 8 points behind Lyon and have won 4 from their last five games. On form Brest would be 3rd right now and last weekend they beat Reims 2-1.
On the road it has been a different story for Brest who have lost five games this season and lost four from their last five with just a win over Metz in the middle of that, simply put though Brest do not perform away from home.
Lyon vs Brest Head to Head
5 from the last six league matches has ended in a draw.
The teams last met in the Coupe de la Ligue at the beginning of the year in this stadium which Lyon won 3-1.
In the last 10 years the clubs have met 8 times and Brest have no wins.
Lyon vs Brest Prediction
History makes this fixture interesting as even with an inferior squad Brest have managed to get many draws against Lyon.
We do not see this repeating in midweek though and while Lyon will have to put in a very good performance we see just one winner. Lyon are in fantastic form and have no losses at home and could go top of the league so they have all the right motivations to do really well.
We are sure Lyon will score a few goals too and will back them to do so, Brest are a good side but clearly they have been struggling away from home and this will be one of their toughest away fixtures of the season.
Lyon vs Brest Bet Tips:
Handicap: Lyon to beat Brest with a -1 goal start at 1.91 (10/11)
Lyon to score 3+ goals at 2.25 (5/4).