Within a few days, Lyon (4th, 12-3-7 36:25 39 pts) had two major tests of character. Sunday evening the boys of Garde made-up 2 goals at Marseille to get a valuable 2-2 away draw, and passed Bordeaux (3-1) on Wednesday afternoon in the second round of the French Cup. This results demonstrates that the hosts are in form and showed their strong character.
Olympique Lyon – Caen
League: French Ligue I
Tip: AH -1.25 Lyon
The guests from Caen (17th, 5-5-11 24:32 20 pts) are in crisis to put it frankly. Without success for 8 rounds, during which they suffered 6 defeats, the eleven Norman’s, are just one point ahead of the trio that closes the standings. Caen won the first leg earlier this season (1-0) and is hoping to find a tired Lyon. So far, this is the only remaining hope for the guests.
Lyon will prove his strenght against a Caen side which will continue his downtrend into the relegation zone. The hosts should prevail with at least +1 goals, which would get half stakes back in such a case.