Lyon – Lorient 24.02.2013
Knocked out by Tottenham in Europa League, Lyon will try to clean their image against Lorient
to continue inside the targets of the season: reach the Champions League. The players of Jean-Michel Aulas can support their performance in the win at Bordeaux (0-4). A Lyon win can make them equalize PSG. The OL at Gerland under Rémi Garde, got 21 wins in 31 league games, against 5 draws and 5 defeats. Despite they just won one of their last four home games. With Garde, the OL scored in 29 of the 31 home games in L1. Two exceptions: against Bordeaux and Evian TG this season.
Match: Lyon – Lorient 14.00h
League: France L1
Our prediction: Home Win Odds: 1.75
Lorient lost 11 Ligue 1 games against Lyon (with just 2 wins and 4 draws), it is the opponent against who the Merlus conceded more defeats in the main division. And Lorient never won at Gerland in L1 (2 draws, 6 defeats). Even more, they never got a clean sheet at this stadium. Lorient, has 3 wins in the last 30 away L1 games, with 10 draws and 17 defeats. And Lorient never had 39 points in 25 games in L1 before this season.
Lorient couldn’t get a clean sheet in the last 7 L1 games and today i expekted a same thing.
Clément Grenier was in 3 of the 4 Lyon goals against Bordeaux in the last game and today with Bafetimbi Gomis can lead Lyon’s attack. Host must win tonight, ’cause equal position with PSG before tonight’s derby match in Paris means a lot and the pressure will be on ‘Saints’. For me this is a clear home win and a h2h is talking in Lyon favor.