Lyon vs Caen: Preview and Prediction

Lyon vs Caen
2016/17 French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 19 August, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Stade Des Lumieres.

Lyon, who started their 2016 /2017 Ligue 1 season with an emphatic away win, will be hosting Caen for Match Day 2.

Lyon went away to Nancy for their first game of the new season. Bruno Genesio men produced a sumptuous performance and put 3 goals pass their host at the Stade Marcel Picot last week Sunday. Lyon coming into the season strengthens their back line with addition of 3 top lads, after they lost 3 of their crucial during the transfer window

Caen hosted Lorient in their first game of the season. Patrice Garande tutored side overturn a 2 goal deficit to end the game in a 3-2 victory over Lorient. The Caen side under same manager will be hoping to get a better result against their Friday host, considering last season horror show against them.

Lyon vs Caen: Key Facts

  • Lyon is currently on 10 game unbeaten run in 10 leagues games at home. They won 8 of their last 10 league games at home, and drew 2.
  • Caen is currently on 2 games unbeaten run. They have also have 3 wins in their last 10 league games away, lost 6, and drew 1.

Lyon: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)

Lopes: Rafael, Yanga-Mbiwa, N’Koulou, Morel: Darder, Gonalons, Tolisso: Fekir, Lacazette, Cornet

Caen: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)

Vercoutre: Dabo, Yahia, Ben Yousseff, Imorou: Delaplace, Da Silva, Feret: Bazile, Santini, Rodelin

Lyon vs Caen: Head-to-Head statistics

Lyon got a comfortable win off Caen in their 2 legged meeting last season. The kids enjoyed a 8-1 aggregate win over Caen during the 2015/2016 season.

However, both sides have met 10 times in the league since December 2008. Lyon can boast of 5 victories out of this 10 league meeting, Caen with 4 victories, and one ended in a goalless draw.

Lyon vs Caen: Prediction

Lyon came into the season with a lot of firepower. Their top man “Alexandre Lacazette” amidst several transfer bids gave the kids a perfect start to the 2016/2017 season. Caen also turned things around in their home game with Lorient, after they came from a 2 loss to savage the maximum point in their first game of the season.

Therefore, Lyon and Caen would be coming into this clash with a lot of positivity from their first game. However, playing at home will give Lyon more advantage considering the confidence they would have garnered in their beautiful away victory last weekend.

In conclusion, I predict a straight win for Olympique Lyon come Friday, 19th August 2016.

Lyon vs Caen: Betting Tips

  1. Lyon to win at 1.41
  2. Over 2.5 goals at 1.77.