Nantes vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 12th April 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire (Nantes).
Lyon is in the third spot in the league table and has safely in their custody the Champions League Qualification spot. But they can avoid the added responsibility of going through the playoffs, if the team is able to overcome a deficit of five points and overpower Lille from the second position, in the next seven games. It helps that Lille next takes on PSG.
Nantes might be close to the relegation line in the table when positions are taken into consideration. But they do have a seven-point buffer and a game in hand. The team is shaken at the moment though, after facing PSG, Lille, and Reims in the last three weeks’ time.
Nantes vs Lyon Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lyon recorded the last five wins in a row.
- 15 of the last 17 wins belong to the same team too.
- It’s been more than ten years since Nantes registered a league win over this opponent.
- Nantes failed to score in the last three h2h meetings at this stadium.
Nantes vs Lyon Prediction
Lyon has a great opportunity this weekend to make strides towards the runner-up spot, which would guarantee them a spot in the Champions League next season, rather than go through the playoffs. With the second-placed Lille taking on PSG, who is trying to secure their league title as early as possible, Lyon will absolutely go after Nantes for the three points.
Providing strength to their case, Lyon recorded the last five wins in a row, and last lost a league tie against this team back in 2008. Also, the team registered 15 of the last 17 h2h wins. Going on, Nantes has not been able to effectively use their home advantage against Lyon for a long time. At this venue, the hosts failed to score in the last three meetings, and in last 17 years’ time, posted just a single league win.
Finally, Nantes lost their last four games in a row and is not in any type of form to take on a determined set of players as that of Lyon. Expect total domination by the top-tier side.
Nantes vs Lyon Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Lyon to Win @ 2.50 (3/2)
Full-Time Result: Lyon to Win @ 1.80 (4/5).