Lyon vs Lille
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 28 January 2017
Kick off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
Lyon seem to have found the right shape after a poor start to the campaign in Ligue 1. The team from Gerland won four of their last five games to claim the 4th position in the standings. The leading trio is way above, but Bruno Genesio and his men can surely catch up with plenty of games and points still being in play.
Lyon enter the clash with Lille full of confidence after claiming a comfortable 3-1 home win over Marseille last weekend.
Alexandre Lacazette took his tally to 17 goals so far in Ligue 1 with a brace in the mentioned win. Mathieu Valbuena was also on target. You can back Lacazette is 8/13 to keep the good form going and score anytime vs Lille.
The visitors played three consecutive draws with Rennes, Saint-Etienne and Dijon showing lack of the attacking potential. Patrick Collot’s men do not have a player with more than five goals scored so far in the competition.
Lille failed to score a goal in each of the last two away games and they netted only two goals in last seven matches on the road.
Lyon vs Lille: Head-to-Head Stats
Lille lead the head-to-head record by two wins as the teams prepare for their 43rd match. Lyon took a narrow 0-1 win from the first encounter in this season as Gnaly Cornet made the difference scoring the only goal of the game at Pierre-Mauroy in mid-November. Last three head to head games offered the total of two goals.
Lyon vs Lille: Prediction
The bookmakers seem to have overrated Lyon pricing them at 9/20 to win the match. There is obviously no value there which is why the main betting prediction will be Under 2.5 goals FT at more than attractive 21/20 odds. You can also back Lyon to keep a clean sheet at 11/10.
Lyon vs Lille: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT 21/20 (2.05)
Lyon to keep a clean sheet 11/10 (2.10).