Nimes vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday 6th December 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade des Costieres (Nimes).
Nimes have a tough fixture ahead of them on Friday and they will be the outsiders to win this game. They are in 19th place and in midweek they lost 6-0 to Bordeaux in what would have been a massive blow to the club. It was their 7th loss this season.
Nimes are now 3 points from safety and it seems at this point that they could be struggling to stay up alongside Toulouse.
Nimes has won 8 of their total of 12 points at home and perhaps the good news is that they have gone their last two games unbeaten at home, although they both ended in draws. Their last game here finished 1-1 against Metz.
Lyon have been frustrating. They look like a team on the mend after their disappointing start which ended in Sylvinho being sacked and then they lose games just when they looked like they have turned a corner.
On Tuesday they lost at home to Lille even though they dominated the game for large parts, it wasn’t good enough.
Lyon are in 8th place with 22 points and their objective of trying to finish at least in 2nd place looks more and more distant as they are 9 points behind Marseille and a possible Champions League place.
Inconsistency follows Lyon around and so it does also on their away travels when one week they win and the next they lose. The clubs last away game ended in a 2-1 victory over Strasbourg.
Nimes vs Lyon: Head to Head
The clubs have only played each other two times in recent history and Lyon have won both games.
The last time the teams played here was last May when Lyon won 3-2.
Lyon has scored 5 goals in their last two games against Nimes.
Nimes vs Lyon: Prediction
Lyon were really frustrated in midweek and we think if they use that frustration in a positive manner they can get a good result here. We are tipping them to win even if they are odds on.
Lyon remain a very good side who just need their ship stabled and beating Nimes shouldn’t be beyond them.
We will also tip goals in this match and we think Lyon can get a few here. They will have the most attacks and use the flanks well.
However, Nimes are not as good as they were on their debut season last year and it seems that most sides have worked them out now and they could continue to struggle this season.
Nimes v Lyon: Bet Tips:
Lyon to beat Nimes at 1.83 (5/6)
Lyon to score 3+ goals at 3.25 (9/4)