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Lyon vs Ajaccio Predictions & Tips - Back Lyon to advance in the French Cup

  • Lyon vs Ajaccio predictions for Friday’s Coupe de France match
  • The game is being played at 8pm GMT at the Groupama Stadium
  • Lyon have won by 2 goals in their last 2 home matches against Ajaccio
  • I am backing Lyon to win and reach the round of 16
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Lyon are 2 points off top spot in Ligue 1 (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 08 Feb 2021
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Lyon vs Ajaccio Predictions

Lyon can cruise through in the Coupe de France with a comfortable win against Ajaccio. I expect the Ligue 1 title chasers to cover the -1 handicap.

  • Lyon have won their last 4 matches (Ligue 1).
  • Lyon have won 7 of their last 9 home matches (Ligue 1).
  • Lyon have won by 2 goals in their last 2 home matches against Ajaccio (Ligue 1).

Head to Head

Lyon have a 10-2 advantage against Ajaccio with 3 draws in 15 matches. 

They last met in the 2013/14 Ligue 1 season with Lyon winning 3-1 at home. 

Lyon Form

Lyon are two points behind Lille at the top of the Ligue 1 table. They have benefitted from having no European football this season.

Rudi Garcia’s side have won four straight matches starting with a 5-0 victory at Saint-Etienne after having 18-3 shots. Les Gones then won 2-1 against Bordeaux and 1-0 at Dijon. 

Lyon’s last match was a 3-0 home win against Strasbourg on Saturday. The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 14th minute, Memphis Depay scoring twice either side of Karl Toko Ekambi.

Lyon Team News

Injured centre back Jason Denayer is the only Lyon player unavailable.

Memphis Depay has scored 13 goals this season, Karl Toko Ekambi netting 11 and Tino Kadewere next best with 9 goals.

Ajaccio Form

Ajaccio are 10th in Ligue 2. The Corsican club are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches in the French second division.

Olivier Pantaloni’s side won 2-0 at Châteauroux in the Coupe de France before a 3-1 defeat at Dunkerque in Ligue 2. Goalkeeper Benjamin Leroy was sent off in the 51st minute with Ajaccio down 2-1.

Ajaccio bounced back with a 2-1 home win against Grenoble and 2-0 win at Sochaux after the hosts were reduced to 10 men. Ajaccio’s last match was a 0-0 draw at home against Auxerre.

Ajaccio Injuries & Team News

Ajaccio have no reported players missing for the trip to Lyon.

Mickaël Barreto and Bevic Moussiti-Oko are the top scorers this season with 5 goals each.

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Lyon have a far superior side to Ajaccio and can make it count in a comfortable home win.

Best Bet: Lyon -1 Handicap @-151.52 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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