Lyon vs Nice: Preview & Prediction
This last meeting of Ligue 1 between Lyon and OGC Nice will have no impact on the end of the season and European qualifications. Indeed, the Aiglons will play the Champions League barriers, while the Lyonnais will content themselves with the Europa League.
Jean Michel Aulas had hoped to play a “final” in front of OGC Nice to get on the podium, but the Lyonnais have experienced too many failures and poor performances in recent months.
Moreover, since the beginning of April, Lyon has been beaten twice in its premises, by FC Lorient and AS Monaco. At 11 points of Nice, the Lyonnais were a notch below this season.
Lyon will therefore be keen to finish on a high note, especially in front of a formation that has been the “enemy” throughout the season. The Lyon side will also have an interest to finish on a good performance in front of their supporters, as they will remain hungry this season after a elimination in the semifinals of the Europa League.
In recent years, the Lyonnais have no longer beaten the Nice, so they will also try to rectify the shot. They finished the season in Ligue 1 by some beautiful victories since the OL has won in Angers and Montpellier, but also at home before FC Nantes (3-2).
The team will be aligned to celebrate the departure of Alexandre Lacazette, author of 26 goals this season, while OGC Nice could land at Parc OL with a reworked formation, since Dante, Le Marchand, Obbadi, Le Bihan, Pléa , Eysseric, Cyprien and Ricardo Pereira will not be on the score sheet.
Lyon vs Nice: Direct Matches
In addition, some executives could be left in the grandstand or on the bench to allow some young people time to play.
Since the beginning of May, OGC Nice has even seemed to have let go because the Aiglons remain on two defeats in Marseille (1-2), but especially at the Allianz Riviera in front of SCO Angers (0-2).
This decompression, the absence of several holders and the possible departure of Lucien Favre could therefore allow Lyon to win for the last in 2016-2017!
Lyon vs Nice: Betting Tips
Lyon win – Odds: 1.60
Over 3,5 goals – Odds: 1.95