Lyon vs Strasbourg
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 12 September 2021
Kick-off 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium.
Lyon and Strasbourg will drop the curtain on the Ligue 1 Matchday No 5 on Sunday evening when they take on each other at Groupama Stadium.
Both Lyon and Strasbourg celebrated their maiden wins of the season in the previous round.
Moussa Dembele made the difference for Lyon away at Nantes (a 0-1 victory), while Strasbourg bagged three goals against Brest (3-1).
Dembele has been the standout performer for Lyon as he now has three goals to his name this season.
The former Celtic center-forward should have plenty of room to keep his splendid run of form going here against Strasbourg who possess one of the worst defensive lines in the division.
The visitors are yet to keep a clean sheet this season. They shipped eight goals in four outings so far.
Given that Lyon’s back line has not quite been the best in the league either, we should be in for a goal fest on Sunday night at Groupama Stadium.
Strasbourg will generally face hard times in an attempt to save the top flight status at the end of the season and we can hardly see them getting anything from this tie against Lyon.
Lyon vs Strasbourg Head-to-head
- The head to head record completely favors the hosts here.
- Lyon won 13, drew 3, and lost 1 of 17 home matches against Strasbourg.
- Lyon defeated Strasbourg both home and away in the previous Ligue 1 term, netting three goals in each of the wins.
- Both teams scored in five of the last six head to head encounters.
Lyon vs Strasbourg Prediction
We are backing Lyon to win in a high-scoring contest here. Strasbourg looked too much vulnerable defensively before the international break. They are now up against one of the deadliest attacking line in the division, led by Karl Toko Ekambi and Moussa Dembele.
The home win should be a banker bet at the odds of 1.53, but we will be brave enough and back the hosts to win by two or more goals difference at the 2.35 odds. Dembele, who notched three goals in four appearances, is 1.90 to score anytime here.
Lyon vs Strasbourg Betting Tips
Lyon to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.35 odd
Moussa Dembele to score anytime @ 1.90 odd.