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Angers SCO journey to Groupama Stadium on Sunday for the Ligue 1 fixture with hosts Lyon.
View all of the Lyon v Angers SCO predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Lyon head into this game following on from a 2-2 Coupe De France drawn match versus Red Star.
In that match, Lyon managed 66% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 11 of them on target. For Lyon, goals were scored by Lucas Paquetá (28') and Memphis Depay (45'). Red Star had 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Ba (61') and Roye (74') scored for Red Star. The match went to penalties and was won 5-4 by Lyon.
Fixtures featuring Lyon have often been lively affairs of late with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 12 of those belonging to Lyon.
Going into this one, Lyon are unbeaten in the league by Angers SCO in their last 9 games. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
Angers SCO will come into the encounter following on from a 0-1 Coupe De France win versus in their last match.
In that match, Angers SCO managed 55% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Angers SCO was Vincent Manceau (25'). For their opponents, CS Sedan had 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Angers SCO has become apparent of late. Checking on their last 6 games shows that it’s occurred 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 2 and Les Scoïstes have scored 8. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see if that pattern will be sustained in this next match or not.
Pre-game facts show that Angers SCO:
- are winless against Lyon when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 01/10/2017 tells us that these encounters have been miserable for Angers SCO. They have not been able to get any victories whatsoever whereas Lyon have been too good for them, beating them in 67% of those ties.
In all, 21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 15 from Lyon and 6 being from Les Scoïstes. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The previous league match between the two was Ligue 1 match day 11 on 22/11/2020 when the final score was Angers SCO 0-1 Lyon.
That day, Angers SCO managed 50% possession and 19 shots on goal with 8 on target.
For their opponents, Lyon got 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Tino Kadewere (78') scored.
The referee was Amaury Delerue.
Team News: Lyon
Houssem Aouar (Adductor problems) and Djamel Eddine Benlamri (Muscle Injury) won’t be available for Lyon boss Rudi Garcia.
Team News: Angers SCO
Owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from, Angers SCO manager Stéphane Moulin doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this game.
We believe that Lyon can and should be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
In contrast, Angers SCO might well find it a difficult task to get shooting opportunities but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be hitting back at some stage.
We’re therefore expecting to see a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for Lyon by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Groupama Stadium (59,186)
Captain: Memphis Depay
Chairman: Jean-Michel Aulas
Manager: Rudi Garcia
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 4, Coupe De France (1/8 Finals)
🔑 Key Player: Karl Toko Ekambi
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Karl Toko Ekambi was born in Paris, France. Having played his first senior match for Sochaux in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 12 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 28 appearances.