Lyon vs Guingamp
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Lyon will be the big favourites when the team in 3rd position take on the bottom side of Ligue 1 on Friday night, and they will be at home.
Lyon lost their last game against Nice which was a big blow to them and means that even though they stay in 3rd place they are now 6 points behind Lille and an automatic qualification spot for the Champions League. The defeat against Nice was Lyon’s first loss of 2019 in the league.
At home Lyon have lost just two games all season and have won 7 from 13, they would presently have the 4th best home record in the league where they have won 24 points from a possible 36.
Guingamp have been bottom for so long and yet perhaps there is still a small chance that they can turn their season around, but it does look bad for the club.
Another loss last weekend at home to Lille where the game finished 2-0 means that Guingamp have dropped six points from safety. They come into this game having lost their last 3 matches in a row.
Guingamp’s last win came at home against Rennes and away from home they have won just two games all season. They have conceded on the road 27 times from just 11 games and have only scored 6 goals, but they have conceded the most away goals in the league.
Lyon vs Guingamp: Head to Head
Lyon have won the last 4 meetings in a row.
From the last 5 games played at Lyon, Guingamp have 1 win which happened in 2016.
In the last 11 matches Lyon have never failed to score against Guingamp.
Lyon vs Guingamp: Prediction
Everyone will be thinking of a Lyon victory and they should certainly get this.
But the odds will be very small in fact Lyon are around 1.30 to win. We believe the team will be like a wounded animal after they lost to Nice and we can see the home side coming out of their stadium and starting the game fast. They will dominate midfield and Guingamp will have to settle for the odd counter attack.
But this game is really Lyon’s to lose and we just can’t see it. Our main tip is to back the home side to be winning at half time. Lyon need these points as they could start to fall back into 4th place very soon.
Lyon vs Guingamp: Bet Tips
Half Time: Lyon to be winning at 1.72 (8/11)
Correct Score: Lyon to win 3-0 or 5-0 at 8.00 (7/1) and 22.00 (21/1)
Anytime goal scorer: Memphis Depay of Lyon at 2.25 (5/4) odd.