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Lyon head to Stade Raymond-Kopa on Sunday for the Ligue 1 meeting with home team Angers SCO.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Angers SCO v Lyon are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Angers SCO, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-5 Ligue 1 success versus Nîmes.
In that game, Angers SCO had 40% possession and 15 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Angers SCO, the goalscorers were Mathias Pereira Lage (1'), Stéphane Bahoken (23', 56'), Loïs Diony (82') and Jimmy Cabot (94'). At the other end, Nîmes had 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Moussa Koné (91') was the scorer for Nîmes.
Les Scoïstes have not been the best at stopping their opponents of late, although they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Les Scoïstes have been punished defensively in 6 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches.
Analysis of their past results shows that Angers SCO:
- haven't beaten Lyon in their last 8 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Lyon come into this game following a 2-1 Ligue 1 win vs St Etienne in their most recent game.
In that game, Lyon had 60% possession and 16 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Lyon, the goals were scored by Anthony Lopes (40' Own goal) and Tino Kadewere (65', 74'). For their opponents, AS Saint-Etienne got 16 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
Lyon have been a threat going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 12 goals in their last 6 matches. While their manager Rudi Garcia will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Lyon can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, however.
Going into this encounter, Lyon haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 28/04/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been good ones for Angers SCO. They’ve not been able to get any wins at all whereas Lyon have just been too good for them, beating them in 67% of those games played.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 2 on 16/08/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Lyon 6-0 Angers SCO.
On that occasion, Lyon managed 67% possession and 11 shots at goal with 9 on target. The goalscorers were Houssem Aouar (11'), Moussa Dembélé (36', 65'), Memphis Depay (42', 48') and Jean Lucas (72').
Angers SCO got 10 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Benoît Millot.
Team News: Angers SCO
Angers SCO boss Stéphane Moulin does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Lyon
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from, Lyon manager Rudi Garcia doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Angers SCO might need a bit of good fortune to be putting a goal past this Lyon outfit who we think might manage to score & go ahead.
We therefore fancy a very competitive game with a 0-1 win for Lyon at the conclusion of the game.
Hoping for a good game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Raymond-Kopa (18,752)
Captain: Ismaël Traoré
Chairman: Saïd Chabane
Manager: Stéphane Moulin
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 9
⭐ Key Player: Angelo Fulgini
Generally played in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Angelo Fulgini was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. After making a first senior appearance for Valenciennes FC in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 10 appearances.