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Lyon set to clinch Champions League spot
16 May 2018, 13:52
Lyon set to clinch Champions League spot

On Saturday night, Lyon can seal a place in the Champions League for next season by recording a victory over Nice at the Groupama Stadium.

Bruno Genesio’s side have enjoyed a stellar campaign in Ligue One and currently occupy the Champions League qualifying spot in the French top-flight.

The home side’s success this season has been built on their effectiveness in front of goal. Only PSG have scored more goals in Ligue 1 this season than OL. In fact, the home side have scored two or more goals in their last eight Ligue One outings.

A shock 3-2 defeat at Strasbourg in their last league game brought to an end an eight-match winning run in the French top-flight.

Genesio’s side have also been strong on home soil in Ligue 1, winning their last five straight games at the Groupama Stadium, without conceding a goal. OL have also scored at least two goals in their last four home league outings.

Nice have pulled themselves up to sixth-place in the French top-flight table after a poor start to their league campaign.

Lucien Favre’s team are still 20 points behind Marseille who occupy the last European spot in the French top-flight. That gap is largely due to majorly inconsistent form throughout the season. Recent games have been a good example of their inconsistent form, as the visitors have won just two of their last six league games.

Their games have been good for goals of late, as both teams have scored in five of their last six Ligue One outings.

Nice’s recent away form in Ligue 1 has also been poor, as the visitors have won just twice in the last ten outings on their travels. Both teams have scored in four of their last five away outings in the French top-flight.

Forebet predicts that Lyon will record a victory in a high scoring encounter that would give the home side a place in the Champions League qualifiers for next season.

Predictions for Ligue 1

Home team - Away team Forebet
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Nîmes Olympique
AS Saint-Étienne

26/10/2018 19:45
2
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Angers SCO
Lyon

27/10/2018 16:00
2
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Toulouse FC
Montpellier HSC

27/10/2018 19:00
X
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Amiens SC
FC Nantes

27/10/2018 19:00
1

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Home team - Away team Forebet
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Middlesbrough
Rotherham

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1

OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Paris St. Germain 30 10 10 0 0 37 6 31
2. Lille OSC 22 10 7 1 2 19 8 11
3. Montpellier HSC 19 10 5 4 1 14 7 7
4. Marseille 19 10 6 1 3 22 16 6
5. Lyon 17 10 5 2 3 16 12 4
6. AS Saint-Étienne 16 10 4 4 2 12 13 -1
7. Strasbourg 15 10 4 3 3 18 14 4
8. Girondins Bordeaux 14 10 4 2 4 13 13 0
9. Toulouse FC 13 10 3 4 3 10 16 -6
10. Angers SCO 12 10 3 3 4 12 13 -1
11. Stade Rennais 12 10 3 3 4 13 15 -2
12. SM Caen 11 10 2 5 3 10 13 -3
13. Stade Reims 11 10 2 5 3 5 10 -5
14. OGC Nice 11 10 3 2 5 7 14 -7
15. Nîmes Olympique 10 10 2 4 4 13 18 -5
16. Dijon FCO 10 10 3 1 6 10 15 -5
17. Amiens SC 10 10 3 1 6 11 18 -7
18. FC Nantes 9 10 2 3 5 12 16 -4
19. AS Monaco 6 10 1 3 6 10 15 -5
20. Guingamp 6 10 1 3 6 6 18 -12

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