Lyon vs Strasbourg: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
Hosts finished the previous season on fourth place, which brought them a spot in the European competitions. At the start of the season they were hoping to fight for a title, but, just like always, they failed to remain consistent throughout the whole season due to the lack of players in rotation.
In the off-season club appointed Peter Boszas the new head coach. Aside from him, club also signed Xherdan Shaqiri from Liverpool, Damien Da Silva from Rennes and Emerson from Chelsea.
The Kids had a poor form at the start of the season - they had a draw against Brest (1:1) and then suffered a heavy defeat in the match against Angers (0:3). In the most recent match Lyon recorded a narrow victory over Nantes (0:1) on an away game.
Da Silva, Dubois, Kadewere, Pintor and Reine, who has a knee injury, are unavailable for an upcoming match.
In the previous season Strasbourg put up a terrible performance and barely avoided relegation to Ligue 2. Throughout the whole tournament Racing recorded only 11 victories and nine draws, which brought them 42 points. Inconsistent results are disappointing club's fans and board, they are far more ambitious than this.
Team started the new season under the management of Julien Stephan. Club signed Aholou from Monaco, Lucas Perrin from Marseille and Karol Fila from Lechia.
It didn't help though. At the start of the new season White-Blues suffered two consecutive defeats - in matches against Angers (0:2) and PSG (2:4). Only in the third round team managed to pick up a point from a draw against Troyes (1:1), then they recorded a victory over Brest (3:1). Now visitors are at the 13th spot in the standings with four points.
Fila, Sissoko, Sahi, Mothiba and Aholou, who has a muscle injury, won't play in an upcoming match.
Lyon won 3 out of 5 most recent home matches
This bet won in 2 out of 4 most recent matches of Lyon
This bet won in 3 out of 4 most recent matches of Strasbourg
In every third head-to-head match penalty was awarded
We think that hosts have a great chance for a victory. Despite a bad start and a number of injuries, Lyon are still a clear favourite of this match. Today opponent is a comfortable one for Olympique - Lyon recorded three victories in four most recent head-to-head matches and we are expecting the same result in this match.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Lyon
Prediction: Handicap (-1) on Lyon
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In each of five most recent head-to-head matches opponents scored at least two goals and we are expecting the same today.
Our second bet is on total over 3 goals