Olympique Lyonnais 10-6-1, RC Lens 8-3-5
1/6/21 3 pm
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Olympique Lyonnais is hosting RC Lens at Groupama Stadium in round 18 in the French Ligue 1.
Lyon was on fire before the Christmas break, and they haven’t lost a game since September of last year, I just hope this break won’t harm their form. Lyon has won 7 of their last 8 games in Ligue 1, and they have been playing great soccer on both ends. With 36 points, 34 scored goals, and 14 conceded goals, Lyon is in first place in the Ligue 1 standings. In their latest Ligue 1 game, Lyon was hosting Nantes, and they were the better team in that game with 64% of ball possession, 11 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 7 big chances created, and high 89% of the correct passes. Lyon has scored 3 goals in the first half, and they have won this match 3-0. Ekambi has been in fantastic form since he arrived at Lyon, and he has scored 9 goals and added 4 assists, while Depay added 8 goals and 4 assists. Kadewere has 7 goals. Dembele is injured, Marcelo is suspended because of the yellow cards, while Ekambi and Bruno are in quarantine. I wasn’t expecting Lyon to be the title contestant, but playing in only one competition has paid out, and Lyon just might end up victorious.
Lens has been hot and cold so far this season, but even in a shaky form like that Lens is having a solid season, and they are in 7th place with 27 points. Offensively, Lens is doing well, and they have scored 26 goals, but their defense is not as good with 24 conceded goals in 16 games. In their last game before the break in Ligue 1, Lens was hosting Brest, and they have had 47% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 82% of the correct passes. Lens was decent in this match, and they have scored 2 goals in the first half. In the 90th minute Lens has conceded a penalty kick, and they conceded a goal from it. As the game was close to the end, Lens was able to stay focused, and they have won this match 2-1. Kakuta is the leading goalscorer for Lens with 7 goals and 3 assists, while Ganago added 5 goals. Medina and Mauricio are injured, while Traore is still questionable for this game. Lens is safely away from the relegation zone, and they will stay there because they are a solid team, but I just don’t see them reaching the Europa League this season.
Lyon still hasn’t lost a home game this season, and they haven’t lost any of their last 9 home games overall. Lens is a decent team, but they have had zero to none success against Lyon on the road, and I think it will stay that way. I think this break has done only good things for Lyon, and I see them staying on the winning track.