Olympique Lyonnais 3-5-1, Saint-Etienne 3-1-5
11/8/20 3 pm
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Olympique Lyonnais is hosting Saint-Etienne at Groupama Stadium in round 10 in the French Ligue 1.
Lyon has lost only 1 game so far this season, but they have 5 draws in their 9 games already this season. With 14 points, 15 scored goals, and 9 conceded goals, Lyon is in 6th place in the Ligue 1 standings. Lyon is not playing in the Champions League and the Europa League this season, which should give the advantage, but they can’t see to get more consistent on either end. In their last Ligue 1 game, Lyon was playing against Lille on the road, and they have had only 40% of ball possession, only 1 shot on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 81% of the correct passes. Lyon has conceded a goal in the 22nd minute, but they got back on track when Lille scored an own goal in the 41st minute. In the 50th minute, Lyon has conceded a red card, and they were on the brink of losing this match, however, Lyon was defending well, and this game ended in a 1-1 draw. Depay is still Lyon’s best player with 5 goals and 3 assists, while Ekambi added 4 goals. Marcelo is suspended because of the red card, while De Sciglio is injured. Lyon was one of the favorites to win the title this season, but unless they can start playing better soccer on both ends, that will not happen, despite Lyon playing in only 1 competition.
Saint-Etienne has started the season with 3 wins in a row, and they were the best team in the lead, but then they sold a few of their good players, and everything suddenly went downhill. Saint-Etienne is now on a 5-game losing streak, and they haven’t won any of their last 6 games overall. During their 5-game losing streak, Saint-Etienne has scored only 1 goal while conceding 11 goals. In their last Ligue 1 game, Saint-Etienne was hosting Montpellier, and they have had 54% of ball possession in that game, 0 shots on target, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 84% of the correct passes. Saint-Etienne has conceded a goal in the 14th minute, and they weren’t able to get back into the game after that. Saint-Etienne has lost this match 0-1. Hamouma has scored 3 goals for Saint-Etienne so far this season, while Bouanga and Aouchiche have each added 2 goals. Nordin has 3 assists so far. Debuchy, Trauco, Macon, Nordin, Retsos, and Boudebouz are all injured, and they will miss this match. Saint-Etienne is now in 13th place in the standings with only 10 points, and their season has suddenly gone from getting to the Europa League to securing the Ligue 1 status, and they will need to play a lot better if they want to do that before the last few games of the season.
Lyon hasn’t lost any of their last 6 games, and they are still undefeated at home this season. Saint-Etienne is in terrible form, and for that reason, I will side with Lyon and goals in this match.