Struggling Nantes are in for a tough assignment when going up against top side Lyon on Sunday at Stade de la Beaujoire. Nantes lie 19th in the table on 28 points after 32 games. 36 points ahead after 32 games, Lyon find themselves in 4th place.
It has been a few rounds since Nantes last taste of success in the Ligue 1 and they should expect no presents from upcoming opponents Lyon.
Stats and facts for Nantes and Lyon.
- Nantes did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Nantes did not win the last 13 matches in a row at home;
- Nantes conceded the last 14 matches in a row;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Nantes’s last 2 of 4 matches.
- Lyon did not win the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Lyon unbeaten the last 14 matches in a row when playing away;
- Lyon scored in the last 28 of 30 matches;
- Lyon scored the last 15 matches in a row when playing away.
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Form Nantes vs Lyon
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Nantes in serious trouble
Nantes will enter the match, hoping to end their disappointing run of form in the league final. In their previous 3 matches, Nantes ended with a 1-1 draw against Lorient and a 2-1 defeat against Nice. Their latest match served up a 1-0 defeat against Rennes.
Lyon keep target in sight.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Lyon in recent weeks as results have performed as expected. In their last 3 matches, Lyon was hammered by PSG in a 4-2 defeat, followed by a 1-1 draw with Lens. Their most recent match brought a 3-0 win against Angers.
Being both the bookmakers favourite at odds 1.55 and with stronger performances lately than Nantes has put on a show, Lyon seems the natural pick.
Nantes v Lyon Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Don’t expect goals
Nantes were left reeling when Lyon took a 3-0 win in their latest Ligue 1 encounter. It served as payback for the 1-0 defeat Nantes handed out in the reverse match. Interestingly, at least one team managed to keep a clean sheet in 7 of their 10 most recent encounters. As such, betting on both teams not to score would have paid out a nice profit. With 5 wins in 10 meetings in the Ligue 1, Lyon will be hopeful of adding to their points tally when taking on Nantes.
Nantes are placed 19th with 28 points from 32 games. Lyon occupies a position as 4th in the league on a meagre 64 points.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookmakers, Lyon is the favourites to win. A bet on a win for Lyon will get you odds 1.55, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 65% chance of beating Nantes. If you want to bet your money on Nantes, the best odds are 6.00. Nantes were unable to win a single one of their previous 10 home league games. Lyon won 6 of their last 10 away league games.
The chance of both teams to score (BTTS) in this match is as high as 60%, judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This equals a decent payout of odds 1.67 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Accordingly, betting on a “NO” in the BTTS market pays out at odds 2.15. The last 10 home league games for Nantes averaged 2.1 goals per game, with BTTS paying out 8 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Lyon, the average total goals were 3.1, with 7 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
The chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is as high as 61%, judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This amounts to a payout of odds 1.65 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Accordingly, betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 2.38. Nantes’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 2.1 goals per match. 4 of Nantes’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Lyon’s last 10 away league games averaged 3.1 goals per game. 5 of Lyon’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.