Strasbourg vs Lyon preview: Strasbourg to take advantage of a fatigued Lyon.
At the French Championship, both Strasbourg and Lyon are in the upper half of the mid-table. This is quite a surprise for the visitors when they are inherently one of the clubs that are expected to compete at the top. As for the hosts, although without outstanding names, they are expected to have a place in the top 10. In the upcoming confrontation, both teams will want to win 3 points to improve their rankings so there is no reason for them not to give all their effort. Lyon has produced some very poor results lately as they lost 2-0 to Russian side Zenit and 2-1 to rivals Marseille.
Strasbourg and Lyon meet for their Ligue 1 clash at La Meinau on Sunday, 1 December (kick-off time 1.00 am).
In terms of strength, Strasbourg is still rated by experts as weaker than their opponents. Their name in this tournament is not so prominent, and their current achievement is only average. Last season Strasbourg was one of the best teams in the country as they stunned doubters with a rather weak squad to win the Coupe de la Ligue and while they have started slow this season, they’re still a great team and their recent results have showcased that.
Strasbourg possible lineup: Lienard, Anthony Caci, Stefan Mitrovic, Lamine Kone, Kenny Lala, Adrien Thomasson, Sanjin Prcic, Anthony Goncalves, Costa, Ludovic Ajorque.
Lyon is no stranger to football fans around the world. Although they are no longer at their peak, they still hold their own place in the French Championship. Over 14 rounds, this team is only ranked 9th on the table with 19 points. This achievement is not commensurate with the strength Lyon possesses. But there are still many opportunities for Les Gones when the distance between them and the upper teams is not too large. If they get 3 points in the upcoming round, Lyon also has a better opportunity to compete for the top 4 positions. In Lyon's squad, there are many stars who have made a name and made a name for themselves. Moussa Dembele, Memphis Depay and Joachim Andersen. But it seems that this year the players have proven little. The proof is that after 14 rounds, they have 22 goals but also conceded up to 14 goals. In addition, Lyon's performance in the past is not stable. Last 10 appearances, they brought 5 wins, 1 draw but also 4 defeats, the odds of winning the contract is 40%.
Lyon possible lineup: Anthony Lopes, Marcelo, Jason Denayer, Leo Dubois, Youssouf Kone, Lucas Tousart, Houssem Aouar, Martin Terrier, Maxwel Cornet, Memphis Depay, Moussa Dembele.
Strasbourg and Lyon Head-to-Head
Strasbourg and Lyon are familiar with each other. From 2005 to now, both have encountered 10 times. In particular, Lyon has the advantage with 7 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats, and the odds of winning is 60%. Basically, the visitors have more advantages, but still, they need to be careful because this year they have not won any victory against Strasbourg.
We expect Strasbourg to win as they have a good record against Lyon. The home side has 2 wins in the last 4 meetings. That said, pick Strasbourg to win by a single goal.