The prediction of Lyon and St. Etienne comes before the match of the 22nd round of the Ligue 1. This game will be played on January 21st, at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, France. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Lyon vs St. Etienne Match Preview and Team News
The French top-flight resumes the Ligue 1 action on Friday night with Lyon taking on St. Etienne at the Groupama Stadium with Lyon looking to register back-to-back wins following victory over Troyes last time out. A 1-0 win on the road at Troyes extended Lyon’s unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to five games overall, having drawn each of their preceding four games with stalemates against Bordeaux, Lille, Metz, and PSG respectively, which has helped maintain Lyon’s mid-table position of 11th place. However, another win for Lyon on Friday night at their Groupama Stadium would see the hosts move within just two points of the top five pack and Monaco prior to this weekend’s fixtures in the French top flight. Thiago Mendes has found the right role in the team, he is doing great, and it is difficult for this guy to take the ball away. Many clubs are interested in signing him. Memphis Depay is the best player for the home side, he has excellent dribbles, his greatest strength is speed, which makes this guy unstoppable. Sinaly Diomandé (Injury to the ankle), Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Lenny Pintor (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), and Jason Denayer (Sprained ankle) will not be taking part for Lyon gaffer Peter Bosz.
Onto St. Etienne and the visitors currently sit bottom of Ligue 1 and five points adrift of their nearest relegation rivals, second from the bottom outfit, Bordeaux, as they prepare for this tough-looking trip to face a solid Lyon side in their backyard. Although St. Etienne had seemingly grabbed a lifeline by recording back-to-back wins against Clermont and Troyes back in November, the visitors have subsequently folded as they’ve lost each of their last six matches on the trot. Defeats against PSG, Brest, Rennes, Reims, Nantes, and Lens have done little to lift the impending gloom around the St. Etienne camp and, indeed, their increasingly worrying relegation situation. Mahdi Camara plays well in the middle of the park, and he does not allow the opponent much action. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup.
Lyon vs St. Etienne Predicted Lineups
Lyon: Lopes, Lukeba, Boateng, Da Silva; Dubois, Guimaraes, Caqueret, Emerson, Paqueta, Aouar, Dembele.
St. Etienne: Bernardoni, Macon, Nade, Kolodziejczak, Silva, Boudebouz, Youssouf, Camara, Thioub, Nordin, Krasso.
Lyon vs St. Etienne Betting Tips and Predictions
Lyon is a big favorite in this match, and they are expected to solve the question of the winner at halftime.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Lyon to win HT-FT @2.15
Over 2.5 FT @1.65
Correct score 3:0 @8.00