Lyon faces Saint-Etienne on Sunday evening at the end of the 27th day of Ligue 1. Lyon wants to get back into the race for Europe while Saint-Etienne wants to get ahead of the red zone. In any case, these two teams will want to win this hot derby.
Lyon vs Saint-Etienne Free Betting Tips
3rd in the last season behind PSG and Lille, Olympique Lyonnais totally missed its first part of the season which it finished in the second part of the table. After having started very well in 2020 with 7 successes in a row in all competitions, the Gones reduced the pace with two defeats against Nice (2-1) and PSG (4-2) and two draws conceded at home against Amiens ( 0-0) and Strasbourg (1-1). Subsequently, the Olympians found a smile by winning against Metz (0-2) last weekend and they created a semi-feat by dominating Juventus in the 1/8 knockout round of the Champions League Wednesday evening (1-0). In the standings, Rudi Garcia’s men are still stuck in 7th place, at a distance (7 points) from 3rd place occupied by Rennes.
Opposite, AS Saint-Etienne is experiencing an even more difficult season after a last yet promising exercise punctuated by a 4th place. This year, the Greens know disappointments on disappointments and find themselves in 15th place in the ranking with only 2 small points ahead of the dam. And for good reason, Claude Puel’s men have won only one of their last 10 league games. It was January 25 against Nîmes (2-1). Since then, they have been beaten 4 times by Metz (3-1), Marseille (0-2), Montpellier (1-0) and Brest (3-2) before making a draw last week against Reims (1- 0).
The staff for Lyon vs Saint-Etienne
Lyon remains deprived of executives Depay, Reine-Adélaïde and the young Solet who are still unfit to play just like the lateral Rafaël. In the recovery phase, the left side Koné could make a comeback. Released on injury Wednesday night, Cornet could also be forfeited.
The long-term absentees Monnet-Paquet and Nordin as well as the holders Perrin, Youssouf, Hamouma and Khazri are still not available. On the other hand, the important Fofana returns from suspension. Set aside last week by Claude Puel, Stéphane Ruffier is not sure to play this meeting.
The compositions for Lyon vs Saint-Etienne
The likely composition of Lyon:
Lopes – Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal – Dubois, Guimaraes, Tousart, Aouar, Cornet – Toko-Ekambi, Dembélé.
Absent: Depay, Reine-Adélaïde, Solet, Rafaël (injured).
Uncertain: Koné, Cornet
The planned tactical arrangement (3-5-2):
Marcelo – Denayer – Marçal
Dubois – Guimaraes – Tousart – Aouar – Cornet
Toko-Ekambi – Dembélé
The likely composition of Saint-Etienne:
Moulin – Debuchy, Saliba, Kolodziejczak, Gabriel Silva – Camara, Cabaye – Honorat, Boudebouz, Bouanga – Diony.
Absent: Monnet-Paquet, Nordin, Perrin, Youssouf, Hamouma, Khazri (injured)
Uncertain: Coming soon
The planned tactical arrangement (4-2-3-1):
Debuchy – Saliba – Kolodziejczak – Gabriel Silva
Camara – Cabaye
Honorat – Boudebouz – Bouanga
The history of confrontations Lyon vs Saint-Etienne
Since 2008, there have been 25 clashes between the two clubs. Lyon leads with 13 successes against 6 for Saint-Etienne and 6 draws.
Lyon was beaten in the first leg (1-0) at Geoffroy-Guichard.
Key points for the match Lyon vs Saint-Etienne
– Lyon played this week in the Champions League.
– Saint-Etienne has lost 8 of its last 10 Ligue 1 games.
– Saint-Etienne still has many absent.
– The atmosphere in Saint-Etienne is tense between Claude Puel and his players.
Free Betting Tips Lyon vs Saint-Etienne
At Groupama Stadium, OL could overcome its rival Stéphane who has been struggling for several months now.
Betting Tips: Lyon