Ligue 1 Match Preview: Lyon vs. St. Etienne

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Updated: March 26, 2014
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Match Date: 30 March 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade de Gerland

 

Lyon and St. Etienne shall fight tooth and nail in order to secure their qualification in the Europa League tournament next season. With their impressive performance, one can only expect a down the wire match.

 

St. Etienne maintains a mere 3-point lead against Lyon. The result of its last 6 matches saw the club clichéd 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw. Unfortunately, despite their impressive feat, the squad has not been able to perform well in their away matches.

 

It has failed to score in 5 of its recent encounters held away from home. Given this aspect at hand, such form can act as their waterloo when they visit Lyon. St. Etienne currently occupies the 4th spot of the Ligue 1 table. But as mentioned, there is no assurance that it will be able to tighten its grip on the said rank.

 

On the other hand, Lyon has been showing spectacular exploits at Stade de Gerland. The squad has been scoring an average of 2 goals during their last 5 matches at home and they will most likely take such opportunity to steal the limelight from St. Etienne.

 

Lyon also shows a better team form than that of St. Etienne as it has only lost once in its last 6 matches.

 

Other than the home court advantage, Lyon’s strength also lies in the result of their meetings in the past. Within the whole course of their last 6 encounters, St. Etienne has never won a single match against Lyon. And this makes the latter an ultimate online betting pick in the faceoff.

 

Prediction: Lyon

 

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