Caen – Lyon : Preview & Prediction
Caen and Lyon play at the Stade Michel d’Ornano in a 16-round Ligue 1 game. At this stage, the history of direct bouts is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stage was in 15-01-2017, in a game for the Ligue 1 that finished with the victory of Caen by (3-2). The goals of the match were scored by M. Cornet (8 ‘Autogolo) and I. Santini (29’ and 61 ‘) for Caen and A. Lacazette (35’ and 45 ‘) for Lyon.
Analysis of Caen
After 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the home team is in 6th place, having won 23 points. In the last match, they drew with Strasbourg away by (0-0), after in the previous game to have won at home, in a game against Bordeaux, for (1-0). For the championship, the Caen won 16 points in 24 chances, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 8 games that played in his stadium. In the games played in his stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (4 out of 8 matches) and at the end of the match 1-0 (4 out of 8 matches). In his home games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 7 of his last 8 games in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 15 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the board.
Caen have been campaigning ahead of the French champions, have lost only 1 of their last 5 games and want to keep up the good game to enter the fray for a place in next season’s European competition. The team is characterized by a very inefficient attack that has scored only 10 goals and is the second worst of the national, while the defense, on the other hand, has suffered 14 goals and is the third less leakage, demonstrating the great imbalance between the offensive and defensive sectors . Playing at home, such as this Sunday’s match, Caen have the fourth best Ligue 1 campaign and are the third team to have conceded the least in the status of a manager with 5 goals in 8 games, but it is worth mentioning that it is the third team scored goals in this type of situation. For the game against Lyon, coach Patrice Garande must repeat the lineup that has been used in the last rounds.
Analysis of Lyon
After 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is in 3rd place, having won 29 points. In the last match, they lost to Lille at home (1-2), after their previous match had won out in a game against Nice by (0-5). In the last 7 away games, Lyon have won 4, 2 draws and 1 loss, having won 14 points out of 21.
For this competition, do not lose as a visitor makes 4 games. In his games as a visitor there are some frequent results: 0-0 (3 in 7 matches) and 0-5 (3 in 7 matches). His attack has marked regularly, since he managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. There have been 2 periods in the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘) and 3 of his 8 between (76′-90’).
Lyon have seen their 8-match series without losing in the last round where they were surprised at home by Lille and are looking for a recovery so as not to let the national leaders open up even further. The team has a powerful attack that has scored 38 goals and is the second best of the national, while the defense needs some adjustments, since it is only the seventh less leaked with 17 goals conceded so far. Playing at home, as Sunday’s clash, Lyon have the third best campaign of the French Championship and come from 3 consecutive victories by 5 to 0 away from their domains, demonstrating great strength in this type of situation, worth noting that it is the team that most scored goals as a visitor. For the confrontation against Caen, coach Bruno Gênesio will not be able to count on side Morel and striker Traoré, both for injury.
Caen – Lyon : Betting Tips
Lyon – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70