Toulouse vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1.
Date: Wednesday, 16th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadium Municipal (Toulouse).
The Violets have to be at their best to avoid a second consecutive defeat in the league when they face Lyon on Wednesday.
The hosts are 14th in the league table after 19 matches with 21 points. Like most teams at the bottom half of the table, they are weak defensively. A total of 29 goals has been conceded in 19 matches and only 18 has been scored in return by their forwards.
From their last 5 matches across all grounds, they won 3 and lost the remaining 2 games. They have conceded in 4 straight matches on the trot which is not a surprise. Over 2.5 goals were scored in all those games as well. At home, they are winless in 4 of their last 5 matches and 2 of them were losses.
Lyon is third in Ligue 1 as of now, scoring 31 goals credit to players like Nabil Fakir. They have lost only one of their recent 5 matches while winning 2 in that period. Both sides were able to score in 4 of those matches and less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 games also.
The Kids are unbeaten in 8 matches on the road in all competitions. But they have conceded in 8 of their 10 matches, so even though defense is weak they were able to pick up points. So Coach Bruno Génésio won’t mind that against Toulouse.
Toulouse vs Lyon: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lyon is on a 7 game win streak against these opponents across all venues.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of those 7 games.
- The Kids also have a 3 game winning run at the home of Toulouse currently active.
- The hosts have only one win in that spell of 5 h2h games.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored and both sides found the net in 4 for of their last 5 meetings at this venue.
Toulouse vs Lyon: Prediction
Lyon has been on a great 7 match win streak against these opponents. In current form, they cannot be beaten by the Violets. Also, the visitors are on an 8 match unbeaten run, thus it is easy to bet on Lyon to win based on their away form and h2h stats with 1.73 odds.
Over 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of their last 7 meetings across all venues. This can also be seen in 4 of their last 5 h2h matches at this venue. Since Lyon is scoring about 1.6 goals per game this season, we can bet on a final score with more than 2.5 goals in total with 1.81 odds.
Toulouse vs Lyon: Betting Tips
Lyon to win @ 1.73 (8/11).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.81 (9/11).