Lyon – Nimes : Preview & Prediction
Olympique de Lyon head into this match after winning only one of their last four Ligue 1 (L1) matches (W1, E1, P2), in each of the three games won or lost the home team has also taken the lead before of rest. Excluding goalless draws, none of Lyon’s last 11 first-division games have ended 0-0 after the first half.
The key to Lyon’s victory could be to score first, as the locals have only lost one of the last 36 league games in which they have opened the scoring – this streak extends to the last three L1 seasons (G27 , E8, P1). It is encouraging that “Los Gones” have won each of the last three meetings against Nimes in L1 and, in addition, in each of them they opened the scoring before min. 30.
Nimes’ 4-2 defeat in their last match in L1 saw them record just one win in their last six first division matches (W1, P5); the winning team led at halftime in the last five of that period. That result also continued a more recent streak, with each of their last six league games scoring more than 2.5 goals in total.
Fans should expect a dynamic start, as the first goal has been scored before the 15th minute in every one of Nimes’s last 11 league games except for one. There should be a winner one way or another as Nimes are on a nine-match L1 streak without a draw (W1, P8) away from home.
Players to watch: Memphis Depay scored a hat-trick in Lyon’s last home game in L1. His last seven goals in L1 have been scored during matches that have produced more than 3.5 goals.
Zinedine Ferhat has scored in the last two games for Nimes in L1. He scored both goals between the 50th and 60th minutes.
Highlight: Lyon have scored more than half (five) of their last nine goals in L1 from the penalty spot.
Lyon – Nimes : Betting Tips
Lyon – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70