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Lyon was held to a draw in the reverse fixture against Saint-Etienne. And with several players out injured or on international duty at the AFCON, can the hosts edge out Saint-Etienne in this second Ligue 1 encounter of the season? The visitors are also without notable players heading to this game. Read on for our detailed analysis and prediction.
Our Free Lyon vs Saint-Etienne Predictions
A 1-1 draw in the reverse match sets the stage for an even tougher duel when Lyon locks horns with Saint-Etienne in Round 22 of French Ligue 1. These teams will be without several players but still, we expect some tactical changes at the managerial level.
Lyon to win first-half @ 83/100 (1.83)
Lyon should be on the front foot to win the first half of this match. They have lost only once in 10 home games, recorded four wins and five draws at Groupama Stadium. On the other hand, Saint-Etienne which is currently the last in Ligue 1 table is ranked the second-worst team away from home after losing six, getting two draws and only one victory away from home. A poor defensive had seen the visitors leak 19 goals or an average of 2.11 goals in every away match. They scored only 7 goals in 9 trips. Lyon averages 1.80 goals scored and 1.20 goals leaked on home ground.
Goals on both sides @ 9/10 (1.90)
Lyon has leaked an average of 1.2 goals in the last ten home matches. We think they will need to shore up their leaking defence to prevent Saint-Etienne from finding the net. The visitors are ranked last with 12 points, six points from safety. Their main mission in this game should be score goals.
Lyon vs Saint-Etienne Ligue 1 Match Betting Odds, H2H and Team Form
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Lyon vs Saint-Etienne Match Preview, Team News and Lineups
A deadlocked reverse fixture saw Lyon and Saint-Etienne settle for the spoils in a 1-1 draw. The game could have ended 1-0 in favour of Lyon but Saint-Etienne’s Wahbi Khazri scored an equalizer from a spot kick on 90+5 minutes added time. Unfortunately, Saint-Etienne will be without their goalscorer in the reverse fixture. Wahbi Khazri is currently on international duty in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. He is expected to be away from another two weeks because Tunisia will likely go through to the playoffs after the last group stage fixture against Gambia in the AFCON 2022.
Notably, Lyon has been the better opponent in this matchup, wining 11, drawing 4 and losing only five games in the last 20 encounters with Saint-Etienne, Lyon lost only once to Etienne in the last nine meetings, a record the hosts should fight to keep in this match.
Lyon predicted lineup: Lopes, De Silva, Boateng, Lukeba, Henrique, Guimaraes, Dubois, Caqueret, Paqueta, Aouar and Dembele.
Saint-Etienne predicted lineup: Bernardoni, Macon, Bakayoko, Kolodziejcza, Nade, Silva, Camara, Thioub, Aouchiche, Youssouf and Boudebouz.
An important question in this fixture is who will be available and who will miss this fixture. Lyon will be without Pintor, Adelaide, Denayer,Diomande, Marcelo, Toko Ekambi, Kadewere, and Slimani. Mendes remains doubtful. On the flip-side, Hamouma, Green, Bouanga, Khazri, Neyou, Moukoudi and Sow will not be available for Saint-Etienne in this fixture.
FAQs about Lyon vs Saint-Etienne Ligue 1 fixture
Where will Lyon vs Saint-Etienne fixture take place?
Groupama Stadium in Lyon will host this game.
What is the match kick-off time?
23:00 GMT +3
When is Lyon vs Saint-Etienne match taking place?
Friday, 21st January 2022