Lyon v Angers Betting Tips: 1 AH-1.25, 2019-04-19

International Football Tips

Ligue 1
Friday 19th April 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Lyon AH-1.25
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.75 (odds taken at 08:57 GMT, 18 Apr 2019)

The French top flight action continues with a clash between 3rd placed Lyon and 12th placed Angers as the betting tips continue at the Groupama Stadium on Good Friday with the hosts looking to consolidate third spot and the Champions League qualifier place.

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Lyon Prediction

Lyon occupy 3rd place in Ligue 1 but find themselves eight points adrift of 2nd placed Lille ahead of this important Friday night clash, but with just a three point margin ahead of 4th placed Saint-Etienne, the hosts will be keen to put further daylight between themselves and the chasing teams below them.

However, if Lyon are to grab all three points here they’ll need to stop recent back-to-back defeats to Dijon and Nantes from becoming anything more sinister, defeats that have lost them ground on the automatic Champions League spots.

The defeat at home to Dijon ended a strong sequence of six matches without defeat on home turf though for Lyon who had captured four wins on the trot against Ligue 1 leaders PSG as well as victories over Guingamp, Toulouse and Montpellier.

Lyon also hold a decent record at their Groupama Stadium with a record of 10-3-3 30/16 with only PSG and Lille scoring more goals at home than Lyon in Ligue 1 to date. Indeed, 9 of their 16 home matches have seen Lyon score 2 goals or more.


Key-Facts – Lyon v Angers

  • Lyon have won 5 of their last 7 matches at home in Ligue 1
  • 9 of Lyon’s 16 home matches have seen the hosts score 2 goals or more
  • Angers have won just 2 of their last 12 away matches


Angers Prediction

Angers sit in 12th place in the French top flight and have seemingly little to play for as they just tread water until the season ends. The visitors are 12 points off the pace of the top four, while they hold a comfortable 16-point cushion above the bottom three, so one could argue they have no pressure upon them as they make their way to Lyon for this Friday night encounter at the Groupama Stadium.

The visitors are unbeaten in their last six matches overall in Ligue 1 but this includes no fewer than five stalemates with Monaco, Montpellier, Amiens, Marseille and Rennes, but also a 1-0 win away at bottom club, Caen, last time out.

It’s perhaps unsurprising therefore to learn that Angers are second only to Reims (15 draws) in terms of stalemates so far in this Ligue 1 campaign, and their away record of 4-7-5 18/20 certainly underlines the high number of draws that Angers have been involved in.

Angers have produced mixed results though on the road, and although they’ve captured wins at Strasbourg and Caen in recent weeks, they’ve also succumbed to defeats at bottom half outfit Nimes and Guingamp.

Betting Tips Verdict

With a forward line that boasts the likes of Dembele (12 goals), Fekir (9 goals) and Depay (6 goals), the hosts should win this one quite comfortably.

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