Lyon vs Caen
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon)
This match has the potential to be one of the most exciting this weekend in Ligue 1.
Lyon in 3rd place are obviously the stronger side and a win for the club would secure that position and a qualifying place for next seasons play off in the Champions League. However Caen are battling relegation and they have been in brilliant form as they try to catch up with Monaco and reverse places with them.
Lyon come into this game after getting a superb result against Marseille beating the club 3-0 away from home. Lyon need to win as they have the threat of Saint Etienne who could still take 3rd from them although they are four points behind them. Lyon’s form is good and they haven’t lost a game for 4 matches.
Caen’s form is good and they are also undefeated in 4 games. They have the same points as 17th placed Monaco and have fought superbly well to be in this position. Their last match finished with a 3-2 win over Reims.
Caen have lost just 1 away game in their past four and even though they have only won 3 games away from home all season 2 of those have come in their last five games.
Lyon vs Caen: Head to Head
Earlier this season in the league the reverse fixture ended 2-2.
Last season in this fixture Lyon beat Caen 1-0.
Caen have not beaten Lyon away from home since 2012.
Lyon vs Caen: Prediction
Lyon are massive odds on in the region of 1.20 and Caen are around 12.00 to win which is incredible because sometimes when Lyon have been under pressure this season against a team from the bottom half of the table they have made hard work of it. We don’t expect Caen to win, this will be a very tough match for them, at the same time we don’t expect them to lose heavy and that is why the value is backing Caen to win here on the handicap. They are fighting for their Ligue 1 status and will defend in numbers and try to break quick on the counter attack.
Lyon vs Caen: Bet Tips
Handicap Betting: Caen to beat Lyon with a +2 goal start at 2.25 (5/4)
Both teams to score at 1.91 (10/11).