Lyon and Saint-Etienne will square off at the Groupama Stadium on Friday night, with both sides looking to build on their recent victories in Ligue 1. Lyon managed a comfortable 2-4 away win at Guingamp prior to the International break thanks to a brace from Memphis Depay and two other goals from Houssem Aouar and Maxwel Cornet. Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne won 2-0 at home against Reims thanks to goals from Mathieu Debuchy and Wahbi Khazri. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Lyon have only suffered one defeat in their last ten competitive fixtures and are currently on a six-game unbeaten streak. The only drew 2-2 against Hoffenheim in the Champions League a week ago, but bounced back with a 2-4 away win at Guingamp at the weekend. Les Gones currently lie 4th in the league table, just two points behind the second-placed Lille.
Saint-Etienne have also enjoyed a strong run of form of late, having lost just once in their last eight league outings. Les Verts enter the fray on the back of a four-game undefeated run in the league, including a 2-0 home victory against Reims prior to the International break. This leaves Saint-Etienne in 5th position in the standings, just one point behind their Friday’s opponents.
Lyon hold a solid head-to-head home record against Saint-Etienne, but both teams have enjoyed a strong run of form of late. This having been said, our betting tips and predictions would back a draw at odds 4.35.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at odds 4.35[/bet_tip_now]
Lyon have enjoyed a strong run of form of late, but their recent home form have see them draw four of their last five competitive fixtures. At home, Les Gones are unbeaten in their last four home meetings with Saint-Etienne, but two of these have ended in draws. Away from home, Saint-Etienne have recorded four draws in their last seven trips. Our preview anticipate a draw at odds 4.35.
Lyon to win at odds 1.57
Lyon vs Saint-Etienne Draw at odds 4.35
Saint-Etienne to win at odds 5.25
Correct Score odds
Lyon have scored at least once in nine of their last ten competitive games. Saint-Etienne, on the flip side, have also netted at least one goal in each of their last eight league fixtures. Both looked solid going forward of late, so our correct score prediction expect a 1-1 draw at odds 7.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]1-1 draw at odds 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Both sides have been scoring goals for fun recently, but the most recent meetings between them have been cagey affairs. Four of the last five league games between these two teams have seen few than three goals, so we back a similar outcome here. Our total goals prediction fancies under 2.5 goals at odds 2.30.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Memphis Depay is the team’s joint top scorer in Ligue 1 at the moment with five goals and four assists under his belt. Depay netted a brace against Guingamp last weekend and we fancy him to add more to his tally here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Memphis Depay at odds 4.65.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Memphis Depay at odds 4.65[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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