Nimes vs Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 24 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade des Costieres (Nimes).
Olympique Lyon found the right shape when Bruno Genesio and his men needed it most. A fabulous sequence of four wins and a draw in last five league ties secured them a top-three finish coming into this last round tie against Nimes away at Stade des Costieres.
Les Gones will thus feature the Champions League football once again next season and we can say Genesio’s man goal has been fulfilled.
Nonetheless, Les Gones will face hard times ending the season on a high given they travel to Stade des Costieres to play an in-form Nimes side on Friday evening.
Les Crocodiles played second division football last season, but they enjoyed an overwhelming campaign showing no fear of top flight sides this time around. They hold sky-high seventh place in the league ladder ahead of the final match of the season.
A defeat here could, however, see Bernard Blaquart’s troops fall down to ninth place.
Nimes vs Lyon: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Lyon picked up a 2-0 victory in the first part of the season back in mid-October last year at Groupama Stadium.
Nimes vs Lyon: Prediction
Les Crocodiles won five, drew one and lost two of past eight league affairs. They bagged six goals in last three Ligue 1 ties, a streak which includes a 2-2 draw away at Guingamp at the weekend.
Nimes enjoyed a stellar form in front of the home crowd recently. They go into this off the back of four consecutive home wins in the league.
On top of this, Blaquart’s men bagged two or more goals in five of last six home outings in Ligue 1.
They are up against attacking-minded Lyon who notched at least two goals in five successive fixtures.
Les Gones scored as many as seven in last two demolishing wins over Marseille and Caen.
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score has to be our main betting option at 1.66 odds, while you can also back the Over 3.5 goals FT pick at 2.10 odds.
Nimes vs Lyon: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.66 (4/6)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10).