Lyon vs St Etienne: Preview and Prediction

Lyon vs St Etienne
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 2nd October
Kick Off: 19:45 BST
Olympique Lyonnais Stadium (Lyon).

Lyon has lost 3 games from their past five and remains highly unpredictable. They recently went down to lowly Lorient 1-0 although that game was away it was still seen as a huge disappointment.

At home Lyon has not been anything spectacular. True they beat Montpellier 5-1 but they are making that an annual ‘must do’ result and once you study the history of that fixture it’s nothing special. What we will remember is that this is a Lyon side that went down to an average Bordeaux, 3-1 at home.

St Etienne after a slow start have gone the last 5 games unbeaten and are now looking very hard to beat. They might be in 8th place but they are only two wins away from making a real impact on the top three clubs.

Lyon vs St Etienne: Head to Head Stats

Lyon won this fixture easy 3-0 last season but St Etienne have held their own here on a number of occasions. The truth is Lyon have only won this fixture at home two times in the last decade.

Lyon vs St Etienne: Prediction

Which Lyon will turn up? For punters it’s not worth the risk to take and we should be looking at what St Etienne can achieve. The visitors are in good spirits and have not experience a bad result since August.

St Etienne also has Robert Beric who has been in superb form. Lyon have quality players too and it’s great to see the returning Nebil Fekir back in the line-up. But something isn’t right with the club, fans have said players play out of position and Lyon still have not found their own identity.

Lyon vs St Etienne: Betting Tips

  • St Etienne to beat Lyon on the handicap and to start with a +1 goal lead at 6/5
  • Anytime goal score Robert Beric (St Etienne) at 13/5.