Strasbourg will look to continue their amazing start into this new Ligue 1 season when they travel to the Groupama Stadium to take on Lyon on Friday night. Lyon suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat on the road at the newcomers Reims at the weekend, in a game in which they had 19 goal attempts and a 66% ball possession. Meanwhile, Strasbourg gave away a one-goal lead following Anthony Goncalves’ second-half goal to only register a 1-1 home draw against Saint-Etienne. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Lyon beat Amiens 2-0 at home on the opening round, but lost 1-0 away at Reims last weekend. This leaves them in 10th spot in the league table, three points behind the top four teams. The good news is that Lyon are now back on home soil where they are currently on an eight-game winning streak across all competitions.
Strasbourg, on the flip side, head into this tie on the back of a five-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, winning three in this term. Strasbourg kicked off the new Ligue 1 campaign on a positive note, beating the likes of Bordeaux 0-2 away from home on the opening round and drawing 1-1 with Saint-Etienne at the weekend.
Lyon should be able to get back to winning ways in this one, but we don’t expect a big-margin victory here. Our betting tips and predictions would back Lyon to win and Under 3.5 goals at odds 2.10.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Lyon to win and Under 3.5 goals at odds 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
Lyon have won 13 of their last 14 meetings with Strasbourg across all competitions. In addition, Lyon have won each of their last eight home games across all competitions. Furthermore, Lyon beat Strasbourg in each of their last five home meetings with Strasbourg in Ligue 1. Our preview anticipate Lyon to win and Under 3.5 goals at odds 2.10.
Lyon to win at odds 1.25
Lyon vs Strasbourg Draw at odds 5.75
Strasbourg to win at odds 11.00
Correct Score odds
Lyon’s main problems over the past three weeks have been in the final third, as they have scored just in one of their last four games across all competitions. However, Les Gones looked much better in front of goal on home soil, having netted at least one goal in each of their last 15 games across all competitions. Our correct score fancies Lyon to win 2-0 at odds 7.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Lyon to win 2-0 at odds 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Each of Lyon’s last four fixtures have seen few than three goals. In addition, Lyon have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight home games across all competitions. On the other hand, Strasbourg have failed to score in four of their last six trips. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals at odds 2.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]under 2.5 goals at odds 2.50[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Memphis Depay did well to score on the opening round, but he has been pretty quiet last weekend. He was one of Lyon’s topscorers in the previous Ligue 1 campaign and we fancy him to get back to goalscoring ways here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Memphis Depay at odds -.
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Free bet offers
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