Ligue 1 – Nantes face Lyon

Nantes vs. Lyon

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Ligue 1 action on Friday as Nantes and Lyon meet at the Stade de la Beaujoire – 9:00pm GMT.

Lyon will travel to Nantes, as sixteenth plays ninth in the table.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Nantes have managed to gain four points

Nantes must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Rennes at the Roazhon Park.

Nantes will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose one game this Ligue 1 season. Their position is ninth in the League, and they have four points having won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Playing at home, Nantes have won one game.

Nantes will have 7 points if they manage to secure a victory.

A solid defensive team

So far, Nantes’ defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded two goals. Despite delivering often average performance, their goal scoring stats have been good (3). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Ludovic Blas (1), Jean-Charles Castelletto (1), and Randal Kolo Muani (1).

Going into Friday’s game, Antoine Kombouare without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

Lyon have two points to their name, going into this tie

With one draw, which followed a defeat, Lyon’s recent form has not been great. They will be looking to return to winning ways in this next match.

Lyon have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. They currently stand sixteenth in the League, with two points drawn two games and lost one game.

Lyon have lost one game of their one League matches on the road this season.

Winning this fixture will see Lyon on 5 points.

Lyon are likely to be missing two of their key players when they start Friday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Nantes v Lyon – Head-to-Heads.

When these two rivals meet, the tendency has been for Lyon to take all the points with 24 wins and 13 draws. Further, in five of the last seven meetings between these sides, the result has been a draw. The last time both teams met in this competition Lyon secured a 1-2 away win. As we can see both teams have scored in their last clash together and it’s rated at 60.98% that they both get on the scoresheet once more at the Stade de la Beaujoire.

Lyon have a favourable 56.5 percent probability of a win.

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