Lyon vs Nimes Prediction & Match Preview

Lyon vs Nimes
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 18th September 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium.

Lyon will be the favourites to win this game as they try and charge up the table. But this could turn out to be a nightmare week for the club.

They play on Friday but had to play on Tuesday and they lost against Montpellier 2-1 and to make matters worse they had star playmaker Houssem Aouar sent off so he will miss this game.

Lyon have dropped to 11th with one win, one draw and one loss but will be happy to be returning home and face an opponent that they will feel confident in beating.

Nimes are in 13th place and have lost their last two games. Those defeats came against Nantes and Rennes and perhaps the worry will be in defence where they have conceded 6 goals in their last two games. Whilst Lyon will be the favourites the away side will try to pounce on the fact that Lyon are not in the best form coming into this game.

Lyon vs Nimes: Head to Head

  • The clubs have not played here since 2018 when Lyon won 2-0.
  • They have only met 3 times in recent history and Lyon have won every game and have scored 9 goals to Nimes 2.
  • There is a 66% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
  • The last time the teams played which was at Nimes, Lyon won 4-0 in 2019.

Lyon vs Nimes: Prediction

Lyon are around the 1.50 mark to win the game which feels quite short and this is why we will take Lyon to be winning at half time instead where their odds are better value.

The club will want to bounce back quickly and we expect them to start well. However tiredness could creep into their game as it goes on and perhaps Nimes can come back this is why we will take Lyon to get the win in the earlier moments of the game. We will stick with Moussa Dembele to score a goal in this round of games, he is due one.

Lyon vs Nimes Betting Tips:

  • Half Time: Lyon to win at 2.00 (1/1)
  • Anytime goalscorer: Moussa Dembele of Lyon at 2.10 (11/10).

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