Lyon v Toulouse
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 3rd March 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Olmpique Lyonnais (Lyon)
Lyon’s objective this season is to finish 2nd in the league and qualify for an automatic place in next seasons Champions League. Currently they are in 3rd place and 5 points behind 2nd placed Lille, so there is all to play for in this game.
However Lyon have been guilty of slipping up and have lost 2 of their last 3 games coming into this match. Both Nice and Monaco have beaten the club and they have ended up dropping major points because of it. However those losses did occur away. At home Lyon are currently on a run of 4 games unbeaten. They have won their last 2 games at home which includes beating PSG, the only team in Ligue 1 to do so this season.
Toulouse are in 15th and 8 points clear of the bottom three and should just be safe if they keep plodding away. Their last league game ended in a 1-1 draw against Caen and they have not won a match since the middle of January, as their games have started being littered by draws.
On the road the club are in poor form having lost their last two games coming into this match. They have lost 6 games overall away from home.
Lyon vs Toulouse: Head to Head
Earlier this season the teams drew 2-2.
Last season Lyon won this fixture 2-0.
Toulouse have no wins at Lyon since 2005.
Lyon vs Toulouse: Prediction
We don’t think Lyon will have many problems facing Toulouse who do not have too much to fight for. Lyon are gunning for 2nd place and even though they have dropped points lately those losses were both away from home, and the club remain very strong at home. We believe Lyon will win and we will also back the goalscorers market, in a game which should be dominated by the home side and they will have the most chances during the 90 minutes. Toulouse could well end up just being passengers.
Lyon vs Toulouse: Bet Tips
Lyon to beat Toulouse with a -1 goal start at 1.80 (4/5)
Anytime goalscorer: Nabil Fekir (Lyon) at 2.50 (6/4)