Saint Etienne vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 6th October 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
The weekend finishes with this game and Saint Etienne will be hoping to pick up the points against an underperforming Lyon side.
Saint Etienne have been poor in contrast to how their season went last time out and some have blamed this on European competition. They come into this game in 19th place with 8 points and even though they have been poor just getting a win here could take them around the 13th position mark.
The good news for the club is that after very poor form they did win their last game, only their second of the season when they beat Nimes away from home 1-0. At home Saint Etienne have yet to win with 2 draws and one defeat, that loss coming against Metz by 1-0.
Lyon started so well scoring 9 goals in their first two games that it was thought new coach Sylvinho was going to do a great job here. But the team have really dipped since then. With no wins in six games they are in 11th place with 9 points and PSG have double of what they have already. Their last game ended in a 1-0 loss at home to Nantes.
Away from home Lyon have lost only 1 game but at the same time they have won only 1 and have gone 3 games without a win. They have drawn their last two games in a row to Brest and Amiens.
Saint Etienne vs Lyon Head-to-head stats (h2h)
- Last season this fixture ended 2-1 to Lyon.
- Saint Etienne have not beaten Lyon in 4 games.
- 5 of the last 7 meetings has ended in under 2.5 goals.
Saint Etienne vs Lyon: Prediction
What we have here is two poor form teams lacking confidence however we believe that Lyon’s form will be able to turn around quicker than the hosts and we will back them to win here. If not, Lyon could be in serious trouble this season and the coach will need to motivate his players as he could be out of a job unless he is able to turn things around quickly.
Lyon’s price to win is a decent one and they have the quality to win this game against a side who are a shadow of the one that played so well in the league last season.
Saint Etienne vs Lyon: Betting Tips
Lyon to beat Saint Etienne at 2.10 (11/10)
Lyon +2 Handicap at 1.66 (4/6).