Lyon v Clermont Foot: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 3

Lyon vs. Clermont Foot

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This Sunday sees Lyon go head to head with Cleermont at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais – Kick-off 1:00pm GMT.

Cleermont, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in second place and 15 places above seventeenth placed Lyon, going into the clash.

Lyon have so far accrued one point in this season of the Ligue 1

Time will tell, whether Lyon’s recent run of poor form is about to change. However Peter Bosz will be keen to turn his season around with this game, following the recent defeat to Angers SCO, which followed a disappointing 1-1 draw against Brest.

Lyon will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose one game this Ligue 1 season. Their position is seventeenth in the League, and they have one point drawn one game and lost one game.

Playing at home, Lyon have drawn one game.

A win in this fixture, would take Lyon’s points from 1 to 4, so far this season.

Lyon’s squad has depth, but even so, Peter Bosz is likely to be missing four of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

Clermont Foot’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain six points, going into this game

With Cleermont having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Pascal Gastien’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

With six points, they are established in second in the League having won two meetings.

Cleermont have won one game of their one League matches on the road this season.

A victory for Clermont Foot would put them on 9 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Cleermont have a good scoring record this season, with four netted so far. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Mohamed Bayo (3), Jodel Dossou (1), and Arthur Desmas. Cleermont have managed to maintain a strong defence so far, which in turn has allowed them to deliver good attacking options themselves and deliver good scoring opportunities.

Pascal Gastien could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

Lyon v Clermont Foot – Head-to-Heads.

Both teams have recorded an equal number of wins over the other in the past years. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was March 2005 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. Previous matches between these teams have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Sunday are high (61.35%) so it should be an entertaining match.

There is a 60.24 percent probability of a Lyon win.

Players to watch

For Lyon, Marcelo contributed with
one goal in 2 League fixtures this season, while Mohamed Bayo has netted
three goals in 2 League games this Ligue 1 Season for Cleermont.