Lyon vs Strasbourg
France- Coupe de la Ligue.
Date: Tuesday, 8th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Two teams from the elite club competition of France will face off in the quarter-finals of the French League Cup on Tuesday.
The Kids have been in good form in Ligue 1, but nowhere near toppers PSG. At present they are on a 4 match unbeaten run in both league and Coupe de la Ligue. The team from Lyon has not failed to score in their last 4 matches on the row.
A hard fought 3-2 win over Amiens helped them qualify for the quarters. Two goals from Amiens in the dying minutes of the game made the defense nervy but they held on to see off the match.
At home they have won twice and lost only once in the last 5 games and over 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 5 matches. The forwards have been on great from scoring 30 goals in the league but conceded more than half of what they scored.
Meanwhile the away side is in the top-10 in Ligue 1. They too have been busy scoring goals. Le Racing has made great improvements compared to last season under Coach Thierry Laurey.
At present they are on a 2 match winning run which ended a 3 game win-drought in all competitions. They have 2 wins and a defeat from the last 5 matches away from home.
Some shocking wins over Lille and Marseille helped them into the quarters, which was unexpected by many. If they continue this form they may surprise their opponents for Tuesday too.
Lyon vs Strasbourg: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lyon has dominated the last 5 h2h matches against these opponents by winning 4 and losing only once.
- More than 2.5 goals have been scored in 4 of those 5 matches.
- Lyon has never failed to score in more than 11 matches against Strasbourg across all competitions.
- The hosts are on a 7 match win streak in h2h matches in front of their home crowd.
- The most common score at this ground in this fixture have been 1-0 in 3 out of the last 6 h2h games.
Lyon vs Strasbourg: Prediction
Lyon has been dominant in front of their home crowd against these opponents. They have won all the previous 7 h2h matches at this ground. So I don’t think they will lose on Tuesday. So a bet can be placed on Lyon to win with 1.45 odd.
Lyon has never failed to score against Le Racing in a long time. They have talented forwards in their squad. Also they scored a minimum of 2 goals in 3 of their previous 5 home games. Thus a sure bet can be placed on the hosts to score 2 or more goals with 2.63 odds.
Lyon vs Strasbourg: Betting Tips
Lyon to win @ 1.45 (5/11).
Lyon: Over 2.5 team goals @ 2.63 (13/8).