Bordeaux vs. Olympique Lyonnais 12/5/21 Ligue 1 Soccer Picks, Predictions, and Odds

Bordeaux vs. Olympique Lyonnais
December 5, 2021 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -225, Under 2.5 +175
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Bordeaux is hosting Olympique Lyonnais at Matmut Atlantique in round 17 of the French Ligue 1. Bordeaux is not having a good season, they have won only 1 of their last 10 games, and they are in 18th place. Lyon is a bit better, and they are in 12th place, but their defense is not doing well this season.

Bordeaux has scored a solid 24 goals so far this season, but they are the worst defensive team in the league with 37 conceded goals in 16 games. Bordeaux has only 2 wins, and they have only 13 points. In their last game against Strasbourg on the road, Bordeaux has had 50% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 82% of the correct passes. Bordeaux got ahead in the 7th minute, but then their defense disappeared. Bordeaux has conceded 5 goals, and they ended up losing this game 5-2. Ui-Jo is the leading goalscorer for Bordeaux with 5 goals, while Elis added 4 goals. Adli has added 4 assists. There are a few injuries in Bordeaux right now, but it doesn’t matter. Bordeaux is having a tough time this season, for the last few seasons to be exact, and there is no light at the end of this tunnel right now.

Lyon has lost only 1 of their last 4 games, but when they lose, they conceded a lot of goals. Lyon is also playing in the Europa League where they have won the top spot in their group. As far as Ligue 1 goes, Lyon is in 12th place with 22 points, 23 scored goals, and 23 conceded goals. Paqueta is the leading goalscorer for Lyon with 6 goals and 2 assists. The good news for Lyon is their best striker has recovered from an injury, and he should be in the starting lineup. Lyon was playing against Reims at home in their last game, and they were the dominant team with 63% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. Despite all the dominance in this game, Lyon conceded first, but they tied the score fast. In the 93rd minute, Lyon has conceded another goal, and they lost this game 1-2. It’s still early in the season, and Lyon can still reach the Europa League or the Champions League spot, but they need to get their defense going as soon as possible.

This is the perfect spot for Lyon to get back on the winning track because Bordeaux is awful. Lyon is the favorite in this game, and I will take it.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Lyon -150

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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