Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau
The match between Nantes and Lyon will open the fourth round of Ligue 1. Both teams surprised their fans by the start of the new season. What should we expect in the upcoming match?
Nantes: a relatively good start
The team scored four points in the first three rounds and finished ninth in the standings. Given their success in last season, we can call it a good start. A draw with Monaco (1-1) and a 2-0 win over Metz inspired the team and gave them hope in the current season.
With Rennes, it was a rather expected defeat. The team had an overwhelming advantage during the match and could they could even score more goals. The hosts were let down by their performance, as well as good interaction in the opponent's defense. On the other hand, Nantes' attacking performance was dismal, with only one shot on target.
As for the lineup, Cyprien, Kolo-Muani, Coulibaly and Limbombe will not play due to injuries.
Lyon: time to win
The Weavers continue to roll down the standings. After a 1-1 draw with Brest in the first round and an away defeat against Angers, Lyon again conceded three goals. The defiant Clermont, so far the main opener in the first round of Ligue 1, played as a visitor. The teams scored three goals against each other and tied the match. This draw could not be called a success for Lyon, because as early as the 80th minute the score was 3-1.
They concede a lot: seven goals in three games and if they don't improve their defense, they will drop even further in the standings.
Recently, there have been active rumors about strengthening the attacking lineup. Lyon is targeting Zenit forward Sardar Azmoun. If they manage to sign the Iranian, it could help a lot by the start of the European Cup season.
Over history, these teams have played 94 matches against each other. Nantes was victorious in 40 games, while Lyon was in 33 games. There were also 21 draws. The goal difference is 135-114.
Expert betting tips
Victory for Lyon
It's time for the team to win. If Bosh can improve his defense, we can expect them to get the three points. The attack of the team is good. You can bet on the victory of Lyon for 1.83.
Lyon individual total over (1.5)
Lyon have no problems with their lineup. The key players are in the ranks, and there is no need to play qualifying rounds in European competitions. There is more than enough time to recover, which means there is no reason to save strength in the match against Nantes. I believe that the attack will once again play at full strength and score at least two goals. Bookmakers estimated this outcome at an odds of 1.571.
Total over 2.5
The last five matches between these teams were productive, and a lot has already been said about Lyon's defense. You can bet on this outcome at an odds of 1.72.