Lyon – Nimes SOCCER PICKS
Olympique Lyonnais and Nîmes face at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, in a match for the 10th round of League 1. These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first direct match. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Nantes, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against PSG by (5-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 5 home league matches Olympique Lyonnais has a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, so they have won 10 points out of 15 possible. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 4 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Olympique Lyon enter this unmotivated match, after a snub, 5-0, in the visit to the PSG field. We emphasize that the locals no longer win two games in a row in this competition. The whole house usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the lateral corridors. Olympique Lyon is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. Bertrand Traoré is the best scorer of the home team, with 4 goals scored. For this game the technician Bruno Génésio will not be able to count on Lucas Tousart, suspended, besides Fekir and Rafael Silva, both with physical problems.
After 2 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 10 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Montpellier, by (3-0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Reims, by (0-0). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 5 away league matches Nîmes has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 5 points out of 15 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 9 matches in this competition, they never got the comeback in the 4 games in which they suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 6 away matches for all competitions: they scored 4 of their 8 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
The Nîmes enters this day after a home draw against Stade Reims, by 0-0, thus adding the seventh game without success in this competition. The outside club may play in a tactical system in 4-4-2, but must adopt a more defensive stance, taking into account that it plays against a quality opponent in the different moments of the game. Sada Thioub is one of the best scorers in Nîmes, with 2 goals scored. Coach Bernard Blaquart can count on the usual players.