AS Saint-Etienne – Olympique Lyon prediction – last match 23rd round of the French Ligue 1 is the most interesting of all who play on Sunday, due to meet two great local rivals, St. Etienne and Olympique Lyon. And of course all that extra charm provided by the fact that they are currently on the table shared by only four points, and the fourth in favor of Lyon, while St. Etienne is located immediately below them in fifth place. Otherwise, both are in the past week after the extra time eliminated from the French Cup, while the championship St. Etienne is still in somewhat better shape. Let us add that their fall tour in Lyon completed a home win 2: 0, which is the only tradition continued from last season, when they also both occasions the guests were left without points.
But it is not so strange when you meet these two local rivals, given that due to hot atmosphere in the stands home ground is certainly a big advantage so now fans St. Etienne announced a spectacle at the Geoffroy-Guichard. All the more because their pets significantly improved form in the championship, where after two draws and two wins established links to last week still blundered in the French Cup, and it lost after extra time away to second division club Auxerre.
However, it is easily possible that they thought were already in the championship match with Lyon, due to their victory came at only one point, thus further confused fight for fourth place. It should be added that the match St. Etienne soon in the European League are expecting two very demanding match against the famous Manchester United, so for them it is very important that before that provide very loose and the situation in the championship. Suppose even that coach Galtier in this essay with Lyon because of injuries can not count on goalkeeper Ruffier and attackers Tannanea, Berića and Soderlund.
Probable lineups St. Etienne: Moulin – Malcuit, Theophile-Catherine Perrin, Pogba – Veretout, Lemoine, Selnæs – Hamouma, Roux, Monnet-Paquet
Unlike St. Etienne who in pretty good shape welcomes this big local derby, football players of Lyon in the last three games suffered three defeats, including two in the league and one in the French Cup, where they were only a few days after the extra eliminated another big rival Marseille . And it was against this opponent, coach Genesia achieved his last victory in Ligue 1, and two rounds when they were at home, beat the 3: 1, but previously were away at Caen lost with 3: 2 and in the last round and somewhat unexpectedly at home with 2: 1 of Lille.
In this way, the team Lyon significantly reduce their chances to join the fight for the top three positions that lead in the Champions League, given that at the moment the third PSG behind nine points, albeit with a game in hand, but that will be after apparently the green table to be registered in favor of Metz. Otherwise, and they soon will compete in the European League against the Dutch Alkmaar, while more should be added to the Genesia at the moment the most important thing is that in the first team returns recovered striker Lacazette. On the other hand, are still out of competition two-back, and it Diakhaby due to injury and N’Koulou due obligations on African Cup of Nations.
Probable lineups Lyon: Lopes – Rafael, Mammana, Yanga-Mbiwa, Morel – Ferri, Gonalons, Tolisso – Fekir, Lacazette, Depay
AS Saint-Etienne – Olympique Lyon TIP
As noted in our analysis pointed out that in this great local derby guests lately rarely come to full prey, then it is quite logical that we are, and this time gave priority to the local St. Etienne.