Nancy vs Lyon:
2016/17 French Ligue 1,
Date: Sunday, 14 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stade Marcel Picot (Tomblaine).
AS Nancy won promotion back to the French Top Division Football in style last season by winning the Ligue 2 title. The Les Chardons have never won the Ligue 1, but never got relegated past Ligue 2. This is their fifth spell in French Top Football Division. There is plenty of excitement in their fans base, but the head-coach Pablo Correa knows well that their first priority is to stay as far as possible from the relegation zone.
Olympique Lyonnais finished second in the league last season, by virtue of a better goal difference against the third placed Monaco. But they were at a 31 point gap from the champions PSG. However, they can be considered as one of the title contenders, but sure they have to improve upon their away record in the league this season.
Nancy vs Lyon: Head-to-Head Stats
Lyon can boast of a ridiculously strong head-to-head record against Nancy after winning in 18 of the 23 matches between the two.
They are unbeaten in the 12 home matches with 11 wins and a draw. While grabbed 7 wins in the 11 trips to Nancy, losing just twice
Nancy vs Lyon: Predictions
The newly promoted Nancy are dealt with a tough fixture in their first match day of the season. Their record against Lyon is extremely poor and they squad that won Ligue 2 has hardly changed.
Lyon are a quality side and if they are consistent enough, they can go as far as they can in this season. And all the head-to-head stats are making a strong case for Lyon to start-off the season with a win.
However, this is expected to be a cagey affair and therefore goals will be at premium. We may well see under 2.5 goals and I will also back the correct score prediction of a 2-0 win in favor of Lyon.
Nancy vs Lyon: Betting Tips
- Lyon to win.
- Under 2.5 goals.
- Lyon to keep a clean sheet.