Olympique Lyonnais vs. Nimes Olympique 9/18/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Olympique Lyonnais 1-1-1, Nimes Olympique 1-0-2
9/18/20 3 pm
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Olympique Lyonnais is hosting Nimes Olympique at Groupama Stadium in round 4 in the French Ligue 1.
Lyon has started the season well, with a win, but they haven’t won any of their last two Ligue 1 games, both on the road. In their last Ligue 1 match against Montpellier, Lyon was the better team with 56% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. Lyon conceded a penalty kick in the 38th minute which Montpellier turned into a goal. In the 44th minute, Lyon conceded a red card. In the 59th minute, Lyon conceded another goal, and they were now 2-0 down. Lyon was the better team despite having 1 player less on the field, and in the 81st minute, Montpellier conceded a red card, and just 1 minute after, Lyon scored a goal from a penalty kick for a final 2-1 score in favor of Montpellier. Memphis Depay is the leading goalscorer in Lyon with 4 goals, but he might be leaving Lyon soon. There are no injuries or suspensions in Lyon as of right now. Lyon’s schedule in the next two games is easier, which means they should get back on winning track before their derby against Marseille. If Lyon will be able to keep Depay, they will be one of the biggest threats to PSG, otherwise, Lyon will be fighting for the other Champions League and the Europa League spots.
Nimes is a weak team, one of the weakest in Ligue 1, and they have 1 win and 2 losses so far this season. With 3 points, 7 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals, Nimes is in 13th place in the standings. In their latest match against Rennais at home, Nimes has had 45% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 79% of the correct passes. This was an exciting game where we saw 3 goals in each half, but unfortunately for Nimes, they lost this match 2-4. Ferhat has scored 2 goals for Nimes so far, while Cubas, Meling, Kone, Denkey, and Philippoteaux each added 1 goal. Depres is the only injured player in Nimes as of right now. Nimes was very lucky last season because they were in 18th place, the place that is usually in the relegation zone, but since the season was canceled, the number of relegated teams has been reduced, and Nimes has stayed in Ligue 1. Nimes wasn’t good on either end last season, and I don’t expect them to be any better this season.
Lyon and Nimes have played 4 times against each other in the past, and Lyon has won all 4 of those games. Lyon is the better team here, by far, and I see them getting back on winning track in this match. I will pick Lyon at home, but to get a better price, I will add something on goals as well.