Strasbourg vs Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 9th March 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg)
Strasbourg have been the biggest casualty form wise in Ligue 1 since the turn of the year. The club have seen their top 4 hopes dented as each week they have failed to win even though they looked for a good for a top position at the end of 2018.
Their poor form continued last weekend when they lost against Nice and ended up with 10 men and they enter this game in 9th place and 7 points from the top 4.
Lyon are chasing 2nd position and are just 5 points behind Lille. Form is a little patchy as the club have won 2 and lost 2 from their last four games but they would have taken a boost last weekend by beating Toulouse 5-1.
But away from home the club have lost their last two games coming against Monaco and Nice and have won just 40% of games on the road. This game could be more difficult than it should be as Lyon will certainly have one eye on their crucial Champions League 2nd leg match against mighty Barcelona. The first game ended 0-0 and so there is all to play for, and some players may not start this game.
Strasbourg vs Lyon: Head to Head
When the teams met earlier this season Lyon won 2-0.
Last season Strasbourg won this fixture at home 3-2.
From the last 5 matches played at Strasbourg, Lyon have won 4 of them.
Strasbourg vs Lyon: Prediction
This could be a very interesting match. The home side are in poor form but Lyon have been poor recently away from home and the Barcelona game will be too much on their minds. This is why we believe we will see a game mostly without incident and low goals. The goal market will be our one to back for this match and there are a couple that we will look at since Lyon may not be at full strength and may decide to rest some key players.
Strasbourg vs Lyon: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.91 (10/11)
Half Time: A draw at 2.10 (11/10).