Saint-Etienne vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 24th January 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
The evening game at the weekend to wrap up another game week in Ligue 1 will see Saint Etienne take on high flying Lyon.
Saint Etienne are down in 16th place and the points gap to Lyon is 21 points. The home side have no wins from their last 5 and come into this game having lost back to back matches. Last weekend Saint Etienne lost their 9th game of the season as they got beaten by Strasbourg.
At home Saint Etienne’s most common result is the draw where they have a near 50% chance of this coming in. The club have drawn an incredible 4 games in a row. Their last home match was against PSG and that ended in a 1-1 draw.
The PSG result was very significant and it showed that Saint Etienne have fight and passion at home.
Lyon are in 3rd place going into this weekend and they have the benefit of knowing that they can’t slip from this position as Monaco in 4th are four points behind them.
However Lyon will know how PSG and Lille in front of them have performed before the first whistle and it is possible that PSG could have pulled off a 5 point gap to them, in short this is a must win for the away side.
Lyon’s form is not good as they have not won in 2 games drawing against Rennes and losing in a shock result at home to Metz.
Saint-Etienne vs Lyon Head to Head
- Last season Saint Etienne won this fixture 1-0.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Lyon beat Saint Etienne 2-1.
- There is a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Saint-Etienne vs Lyon Prediction
Lyon will be the favorites to win this game but Saint Etienne know how to upset sides and Lyon have not been playing their best of late.
The value seems to lie with the home side and even with a 2 goal start we are being offered very good odds. Normally Lyon could deal with this fixture but their recent away games over Saint Etienne have not been convincing.
The home side are sure to raise their game and if they can dictate play in midfield then they have a chance to frustrate their visitors and get something from this.
Saint-Etienne vs Lyon Betting Tips
Handicap: Saint Etienne to beat Lyon with a + 2 goal start at 1.62 (8/13)
Anytime goalscorer: Memphis Depay of Lyon at 2.00 (1/1).