The end of the season is still quite far, but Lyon has no choice but to launch his sprint to seek a European, Champions League or Europa League.
With the OGC Nice victory over Montpellier, Lyon has no choice but to win against FC Metz, a formation that is fighting for its maintenance. Moreover, the Gones must avoid the return of their direct competitors for the Europa League, Saint Etienne, Marseille, Bordeaux …
This week Lyon enjoyed a great European night as OL won 7 goals to 1 in front of AZ Alkmaar. The men of Bruno Génésio have reassured themselves in the offensive sector, but especially, they chain a third victory in a row.
In the French Championship of Ligue 1, Lyon has already grilled many jokers, so the mission of partners of Alexandre Lacazette (21 goals) is increasingly difficult. If the OL registered a few defeats away from its bases, at home, the Gones must chain.
At Parc OL, Lyon are on two wins ahead of AS Nancy Lorraine (4-0) and FC Dijon (4-2), two formations fighting for their maintenance. The Lyonnais must therefore continue on this series in the Rhone before perilous journeys to Bordeaux, Paris and Rennes.
Besides Mathieu Valbuena, Lyon will be in full for the arrival of FC Metz. Only 16th of the Ligue 1, FC Metz will go through a complicated period, with trips to Lyon and Saint Etienne or even the receptions of Rennes, PSG.
If the Messins have reacted at home, outside, they have taken only one point on the last 6 games, ie 5 draws and 1 defeat. Philippe Hinschberger’s men have recently been beaten in Angers (1-2) and Monaco (0-5), so Lyon must not miss this opportunity.
The list of absentees is important in Metz, Doukouré, Milan, Lejeune, Jouffre, Thill or Rivierez, so it is even more logical to bet on a Lyon victory.