With just two points separating the teams in the table, Lyon host Guingamp on Sunday, as they bid to narrow the gap on the likes of St Etienne and Monaco ahead of them. The home side remain unbeaten from their first four Ligue 1 encounters this season, however with their opponents already having won twice themselves, Lyon may not have things all their own way in front of their home support.
Lyon vs Guingamp
French Ligue 1 – Groupama Stadium, Lyon – Sunday 10th September – 16:00 UK Time
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Having last won the French title back in 2008, Lyon may not be the force that they once were, however Bruno Génésio’s team are still one of Ligue 1’s most feared teams on their day. Their opponent this weekend have struggled for consistency during the early rounds of the season, however Guingamp have already demonstrated that they are a team to be reckoned with this season. For those looking to place a bet on this match, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, as well as some of the online markets surrounding it.
Lyon Team News & Form
Two consecutive draws before the international break may have stunted the momentum in which Lyon had found in the early weeks of the campaign, however with players such as Mariano and Bertrand Traore having hit the ground running following their arrival at the club, the home side are the undoubted favourites to claim all three points this weekend. However, Lyon are still a team that lack consistency, with their win 4-0 over Strasbourg on the opening weekend of the campaign still their most impressive to date. Striker Nabil Fekir has three goals to his name in Ligue 1 already this season, with the attacker having also received a recall to the French international squad recently. Genesio will be hoping that his Captain is now back to his best following a disappointing campaign last time around, with the likes of Memphis Depay Traore meaning that Lyon are a team always in with a shout in front of goal.
Guingamp Team News & Form
Their latest Ligue 1 win over Strasbourg means that Guingamp find themselves in ninth position in the table coming into this encounter, with manager Antoine Kombouaré hoping to make inroads into the top half over the coming months. Midfielder Moustapha Diallo has undoubtedly been their star man to date, with the Senegelse international having scored two goals in four matches. Elsewhere, Captain Jimmy Briand is likely to come up against his old club on Sunday, with the veteran striker having spent four years at Lyon.
Head to Head
Perhaps surprisingly, the two teams have a very similar head-to-head record from matches played over the years, with both teams having won six times from 12 encounters. With no draws from such clashes, it is worth predicting a win for either side on Sunday, with an average of 3.7 goals between the two also.
Betting Odds and Predictions
Taking this into consideration, betting on their being over 2.5 goals during the 90 minutes is well worth considering, with best odds on this market of 1/2 found at Ladbrokes. Meanwhile, simply backing a Lyon win on the same platform could also prove to be fruitful, with odds of 2/5 on offer.
Top Betting Tip
Our top betting tip for the clash between Lyon and Guingamp is to back Lyon to win and over 3.5 goals to be scored, which can be found at odds of 7/4 at Ladbrokes.