Lyon vs Nimes
France Ligue 1
Date: Friday 19th October 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Ligue 1 football is back after a two week break for the international matches and we kick it off with Lyon and Nimes in what should be a game full of goals.
Lyon will be the favourites to win this game and they have the added advantage of being at home. However before the break they suffered some bad form and dropped to 6th in the league.
First they could only draw against Nantes which ended 1-1 and then they were destroyed in a one sided game against PSG that ended 5-0 to the champions. They have the quality to get back on track for this match and the fact that they are already 5 points behind 2nd place Lille means that they cannot afford to keep dropping points.
Nimes are in 14th place and have suffered a run of bad results after they started so positively. They have gone their last 5 games without a win although 4 of those games have been draws.
The other worry for Nimes is that a team who were free scoring in the early rounds of the league are now really struggling and it has been over 270 minutes since they last scored a goal.
Lyon vs Nimes: Head to Head
Incredibly the teams have never met before and this will be their first ever match.
Lyon vs Nimes: Prediction
Lyon are obliged to win this game after their horror show against Paris last time out. They have the superior team and are facing a side who are not only newly promoted but are suffering a crisis up front.
Lyon have lost just 1 game at home from the 5 that they have played and Nimes have not won away from home since the opening day of the season. Lyon will be expected to get all three points in this fixture.
Lyon vs Nimes: Bet Tips
Lyon to win and both teams to score at 2.63 (13/8)
Anytime goal-scorer: Maxwell Cornet (Lyon) at 2.63 (13/8).