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The Ligue 1 clash at Groupama Stadium on Wednesday will see home side Lyon fighting it out with ESTAC.
View all of the Lyon v ESTAC predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Lyon will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-1 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Paris Saint-Germain.
In that match, Lyon managed 37% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Lyon was Lucas Paquetá (54'). At the other end, Paris Saint-Germain had 2 shots on goal with 2 on target. Neymar Jr (66') and Mauro Icardi (93') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
Peter Bosz's Lyon have hit the back of the net a sum total of 10 times over their preceding six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 9.
Pre-game facts show that Lyon:
- have not lost a league tie with ESTAC in their previous 6 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, ESTAC drew 1-1 in the Ligue 1 match with Montpellier.
In that match, ESTAC managed 42% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for ESTAC was Yoann Touzghar (37'). At the other end, Montpellier had 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Téji Savanier (87') scored for Montpellier.
Looking at their form, and ESTAC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in all. In defence, ESTAC have not been doing too well. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see if such a trend might be maintained here in this match.
A look at their previous results shows us that ESTAC:
- haven't won against Lyon in games played away from home for the previous 8 matches in the league. Not an away record to be proud of.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results going back to 18/08/2012 shows that these encounters have not been kind to ESTAC. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Lyon have been the better of the two, winning in 100% of those matches.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league game between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 36 on 06/05/2018 when it finished Lyon 3-0 ESTAC.
In that match, Lyon had 54% possession and 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Bertrand Traoré (28', 35') and Maxwel Cornet (88').
ESTAC got 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Nicolas Rainville.
Team News: Lyon
Tino Kadewere (Leg Injury), Lenny Pintor (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Léo Dubois (Calf Injury) are not available for Lyon boss Peter Bosz.
Team News: ESTAC
ESTAC manager Laurent Battles has to choose a team with limited availability. Yasser Larouci (Knee Problems) and Hyun-jun Suk (Fitness) won’t be making appearances.
In this game, ESTAC won’t find it easy at all to find the back of the net against a Lyon team who seem set to really dictate the terms of this match.
We reckon that it will be a comprehensive 3-0 victory for Lyon at full-time.
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: Léo Dubois
Chairman: Jean-Michel Aulas
Manager: Peter Bosz
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 9, Europa League (Group A)
🔑 Star Player: Lucas Paquetá
Customarily used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Lucas Paquetá was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Flamengo in the 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 3 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.