Saint Etienne – Olympique Lyon, Ligue 1 Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR SAINT ETIENNE - LYON
St Etienne picked up their second win since the start of the season last round, and for the time being their guest appearance seems a little more stable at least in certain matches. At home they only have 2 points at the moment. This team lacks confidence. We think that they will overcome the crisis and not be seriously involved in the fight for survival, but at the moment their situation is complicated.
Lyon took advantage of 2 absurd mistakes by Leipzig in the Champions League to claim a strange 2-0 win, though well deserved. The kids have a little rest, but in Ligue 1 they are tragic – 6 games without a win after a stellar start with 2 devastating successes. For Lyon every match is of great importance. They are 7 points from the top 3 before the start of the round and are absolutely bound to take this match.
Expert view : We think that the guests will be very motivated after their success in UCL. This momentum, which they gained then, must also be involved in the derby with St Etienne. Lyon has a great attack, and Traore and Dembele have rested during the week. St Etienne is poorly protected and home is unlikely to be closed. In this case it is logical for us to bet on – Lyon – Over 1.5 goals at 1.66.
Lyon have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 away appearances in Ligue 1
Lyon have scored 7 goals in their last 2 away games at Saint-Etienne
SAINT ETIENNE TEAM NEWS
Gabriel Silva (0/0 D), Sergi Palencia (1/0 D), Aholou (4/1 M), Ruffier (6/0 GK), Debuchy (8/1 D), Honorat (0/0 F), Hamouma (7/3 M) are out.
LYON TEAM NEWS
Denayer (7/0 D), Cornet (6/1 F), Koné (5/0 D) are out.