Lyon – Nimes | 18/09/2020

Lyon will be looking to recover from their dismal loss to Montpellier when they welcome Nimes to the Groupama Stadium for Friday’s Ligue 1 clash. Similarly, Nimes also suffered defeat in their last outing as they came out on the wrong end of the scoreline in a six-goal thriller with Rennes.

Olympique Lyonnais come into this game having won just one of their last four Ligue 1 (L1) fixtures (W1, D1, L2), with each of the three games won/lost also seeing the home side on the day take a HT lead. Goalless draws excluded, none of Lyon’s last 11 top-flight matches have stood goalless at HT.

Netting first could be Lyon’s key to victory, as the hosts have lost just one in the last 36 home league games in which they scored first, with that run spanning the last three L1 campaigns (W27, D8, L1). Encouragingly, ‘Les Gones’ have won each of the three most recent L1 H2Hs, while scoring the opener before the half hour mark.

Nîmes Olympique’s 4-2 loss in their last L1 outing made it just one win across their previous six top-flight fixtures (W1, L5), with the last five of those seeing the victorious side take a HT lead. That result continued a recent trend too, as each of their previous six league games have now witnessed over 2.5 goals.

Fans should expect a lively start, as the opener has been scored before the 15th minute in all but one of their last 11 matches in the league! There should be a winner one way or another, as ‘Les Crocos’ are on a run of nine consecutive L1 road trips without a single draw (W1, L8)

Nimes will undoubtedly feel that they will not have a better opportunity to record their first victory against Lyon in 27 years given the recent troubles at Les Gones, but even without Aouar in the middle, the home side still boast a superior quality of players and we can only see Garcia’s men coming away with all three points in a closely-fought battle on Friday.

Date: 18/09/2020
Time: 22:00
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon)
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