Lyon to utilize momentum

Lyon to utilize momentum

Lyon lock horns with Nantes aiming to stretch their unbeaten run to six matches across all competitions. Nantes on the other hand wants to finally experience a win in the league. These two teams are from their respective draws domestically. Lyon had a 3-3 draw against Lille, while Nantes is from a 2-2 draw against Nice, ending their losing run. Moreover, Lyon is having a smooth run in the league right now, despite being at the middle of the league table. As for Nantes, their run is a rollercoaster run as they have their own ups and downs this season. This meeting will be on March 18, 2023, at 4:00 AM (GMT+8), with Lyon as hosts.

These two teams first met each other in 1963, and have shared 103 matches already, with the visitors having the advantage. The visitors already won 42 wins, while the hosts are not that far behind with 37 wins. However, the hosts has a better momentum coming into this game as they are unbeaten in their last six meetings. They last met each other in January, but that meeting ended in a goalless draw between them. Moreover, in this format, the hosts only have one defeat across all competitions since January. The visitors on the other hand suffered defeats in their last two away games.


Ligue 1: Lyon

Lyon is coming into this game from a 3-3 draw against Lille, extending their unbeaten run across all competitions. On that match, it was Alexandre Lacazette who helped Lyon, scoring two goals for Lyon. After coming back from an injury, he instantly made a noise in his return for Lyon. After that draw, Lyon is now at the 10th of the league table with 40 points. However, if they can win in this match, they could go up to the seventh spot, which is better for them. Moreover, they have a solid record at home against Nantes, and remain to be hopeful for a win in this match. However, against other opponents, they are not doing well at home, scoring just four in their last six. This is an issue they need to address, if they want a victory here.

Gusto, Boateng, Jeffinho, and Lopes are all out for Lyon, due to their injuries. Aside from them, there are no fresh concern for Lyon in this game.


Ligue 1: Nantes
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Nantes is the opposite of Lyon, as they are currently in a winless run in their last four league games. They are fortunate enough to avoid four straight defeats in this run, after playing a 2-2 draw against Nice. It was Mostafa Mohamed, and Moussa Sissoko who scored those two goals for Nantes. They are currently at the 14th of the league table with 29 points, and are three places above the relegation zone. Nantes is looking to finally end their unfortunate run in this match, to completely escape the chances of relegation. Additionally, they only picked up one win in their matches away from home, a result they want to overturn through this game.

Quentin Merlin, Andy Delort, Charles Traore, and Marcus Coco are all unavailable in this match, as they continue nursing their own injuries.


Lyon (1.5)
Odds: 0.86

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