Olympique Lyonnais vs. Bordeaux 1/29/21 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Olympique Lyonnais vs. Bordeaux 1/29/21 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Olympique Lyonnais 12-7-2, Bordeaux 9-5-7

1/29/21 3 pm

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Olympique Lyonnais is hosting Bordeaux at Groupama Stadium in round 22 in the French Ligue 1.

Lyon is back on the winning track, and back in the title race in Ligue 1. With 43 points, 44 scored goals, and 19 conceded goals, Lyon is in 3rd place, and they are now just 2 points away from the top. Lyon was playing against Saint-Etienne on the road in their last game, and they were a much better team with 60% of ball possession, 11 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. Lyon was dominant, confident, and effective, and they have deservedly won this match 0-5. Depay is the leading goalscorer for Lyon with 11 goals and 6 assists, while Ekambi and Kadewere have each added 9 goals. Aouar and Cornet are still questionable for this game, while Paqueta is suspended because of the yellow cards. Lyon has lost only 1 of their last 18 games, and they are one of the best teams in France this season, and it looks like they will be able to keep their best players until the end of the season. Lyon is playing only in the Ligue 1, and because of that, I think they have the best chance to win the title.

After struggling for a better part of the season, Bordeaux is now on a 3-game winning streak, while they haven’t lost their last 4 games. During their 3-game winning streak, Bordeaux has scored 7 goals while conceding only 2 goals. Bordeaux has scored only 25 goals so far this season, but their defense has been solid with 22 conceded goals, and Bordeaux is in 7th place with 32 points. Ui-Jo is the leading goalscorer for Bordeaux with 5 goals, while Oudin and Basic added 4 goals each. Ben Arfa has added 4 assists. Zerkane, Bessile, and Otavio are all injured for Bordeaux. In their last game in Ligue 1, Bordeaux was hosting Angers, and they have had 45% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. With 2 quick goals in the 8th and the 11th minute, Bordeaux has won this game 2-1 even though they were the weaker team here. With these three wins, Bordeaux is back in the Europa League spot race, but it’s 7 points away, and Bordeaux will need to keep playing well if they want to have a chance of getting there.

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When playing at home, Lyon has not lost to Bordeaux in their last 3 games, and they are a more consistent and better team here. The trends are on Lyon’s side in this matchup, but Bordeaux can score goals even if they are the underdog. I will take Lyon here, but I will also add goals because I think Bordeaux might score here.

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Goran’s Pick Lyon and over 2.5 +110

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