Lyon vs Angers 12/05/2015 Ligue 1 Preview, Odds and Predictions
Angers vs Lyon
Saturday 5th December 2015 11:00 (ET)
The Line: Lyon 1/2 Draw 11/4 Angers 13/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports
Ligue 1 action on Saturday will see Lyon host Angers in a battle of third v fourth in the league table. Lyon have gone through a little bit of a dip in form recently losing three of their last four and with some injuries to key players the team has struggled of late. Valbuena is the latest injury to hit Lyon with the team now having eight players missing through injury or suspension. This is a tough thing for any team to adjust to Founier will look to Lacazette and Beauvue to be the key men up front. With Valbuena missing the team will be lookinfg for a leader and although young Lacazette is probably the go to man in this team as top scorer and arguably the best player in the squad, he will need to be at his best tomorrow against a tough Angers defence.
Angers are up to third in the league table and held PSG to a 0-0 draw midweek, this is a team with one of the best defences' in france and have only conceded nine goals in sixteen games this season a remarkable record. If the team can continue that type of defence then they are going to be there or there abouts at the end of the season in terms of qualification for Europe. Unfortunately though goals have not been easy to come by either and Angers have only managed fourteen goals in sixteen games. Sunu, N'Doye and Mangani will be key men for Angers on Saturday but I think this team will go to Lyon confident of being able to get something.
I have been taking the opposition against Lyon in recent weeks as the team is just decimated by injury. Angers are a huge price here and they have proved capable of winning away from home with four wins in their eight away games. I'm going to take Angers +1 on the handicap, I think this could be a game that Angers even sneak a 1-0 win but the handicap bet looks the best value here.