Pressed for a setback at home, Lyon face Guingamp on Wednesday, January 17, for the twenty-first of the French Championship in its 2017/2018 edition. Scheduled for 16h (Brasília time), the meeting will have as its headquarters the stadium du Roudourou, in Guingamp.
Guingamp’s recent performance
The owners of the house are campaigning above expectations in the tournament. On Friday, January 12, as a visitor, he made 2-0 at Strasbourg to extend his seven-game series without losing. It was five wins and a draw in the period.
On that list are their 1-0 success at home against Niort, who kept the team in contention for the French Cup. In Ligue 1, Guingamp have 29 points (eight wins, five draws and seven losses). It’s in seventh place.
The chances of getting a place in European tournaments are not the greatest. Olympique de Marseille, fourth placed, who closes the block currently classified through the tournament, has 12 points more. However, the Guingamp has a good advantage in comparison with the Angers, eighteenth placed and first in the sticking region. They are ten points ahead.
The club’s biggest problem is bruises. His modest cast is devoid of five athletes undergoing injury treatment. They are the goalkeeper Denis Petric (without performances in the season 2017/2018 of the French Championship); defender Jonathan Martins-Pereira (ten games, no goal); midfielder Etienne Didot (11 matches, one goal); and the attackers Karim Achahbar (without performances) and Abdou Camara (14 matches, two goals).
The current form of Lyon
The Lyon fight is another. As the chances of fighting for the title are reduced, the team struggles with Monaco and Olympique de Marseille for the runners-up and also for positions in European competitions.
In the twentieth round, Lyon lost a great opportunity to take second place in Monaco. The rival drew, without goals, away from home, with Montpellier. However, playing in their fields, Lyon are also in the draw, 1 to 1, with Angers. Thus, with 42 points (12 wins, six draws and two losses), he is in third place. He lost to Monaco, who started the twenty-first day with the same score, in the tiebreaker criteria.
The second rank is not only morally important, since it means the title of those who do not have as much money as the PSG. But it’s worth a spot in the Champions League. The third place will have to go through the qualifiers for the tournament. Anyone staying in room will go to the Europa League.
Lyon, however, has achieved comparatively better results as visitors than as principal. With 23 points (seven wins, two draws and a loss) is the best column two of Ligue 1.
In order to maintain this condition, coach Bruno Genésio has two medical doubts in the attack. They are in injury treatment Mariano Diniz (19 matches in the Brazilian Championship 2017/2018, 13 goals) and Bertrand Traore (13 matches, three goals).
History of the matches
Two wins for each side and a draw. This is the retrospective of the last five matches between Guingamp and Lyon. In the first round of the Ligue 1 edition 2017/2018, at home, Lyon took the best doing 2 to 1.
Pressured to win and owner of a style of game in which to act like visitor does not promote modifications in his desire to win, Lyon is the best option of guess for the match on Wednesday for the French Championship. The price is 2.15 at Rivalo. Draw returns 3.40. Victory of the constituents yields 3.30 for each real invested.