Nantes vs Lyon
France – Coupe de France
Date: Saturday 18th January 2020
Kick off at 19:55 UK/ 20:55 CET
Venue: Stade La Beaujoire (Nantes).
Whilst the round of 32 Coupe de France games usually pairs Ligue 1 sides with non-league professionals there are still some big clashes, and on Saturday evening we will see one as Nantes take on Lyon.
The Ligue 1 sides know each over extremely well and this should be a very entertaining game, that could add some sparkle into either one of these sides’ seasons.
Nantes are in 4th place in Ligue 1 and have won 4 of their last 5 games, their last win came against Saint Etienne by 2-0 at the weekend. The club have won 60% of their games at home and lost 3 this season. One worry has been goals for the club who have only scored 10 so far this season. Nantes beat Aviron in the last round, a 5th league tier side they only won 2-0 but also rested some players.
Lyon have had a difficult season but are unbeaten in their last two games as they try to reach a European position. They are in 7th place and just 3 points behind Nantes. Form seems to be returning to the club as they have lost just once in their past four games.
In the last round Lyon beat Football Bourg-en-Bresse 7-0. That was the way to achieve the result as they played a full-strength side and showed no mercy.
Nantes vs Lyon: Head to Head
- The last time the teams met here in 2019 Nantes won 2-1.
- Since 2014 Lyon have won here just once.
- In recent times the clubs have only met in the Coupe de France once which was in Nantes in 2015. Nantes won 3-2.
Nantes vs Lyon: Prediction
Lyon do not have a great record coming here but they are going to play their full side. If Nantes rest some players, then they will have no chance. It is unclear what Nantes will do and it may be best waiting for the line ups to be announced for both sides.
But Lyon will not be giving up this game lightly and are taking the competition seriously, so it could come down to who is more hungry and passionate to get into the round of 16? Our pick is Lyon.
We will also back both teams to score and this fixture has a good recent chance of that happening with 66% of games ending that way.
Nantes vs Lyon: Bet Tips
Lyon to beat Nantes at 2.25 (5/4)
Both teams to score at 1.91 (10/11)