Guingamp vs Lyon – Visitors tipped for victory against basement club

Lyon should have too much class for a Guingamp club in crisis
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Lyon set to pick up all three points at bottom club Guingamp (Getty Images)

Guingamp vs Lyon Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Bottom club Guingamp will face fourth place Lyon in a Ligue 1 clash at the Stade de Roudourou on Saturday. Guingamp are without a win at home this season and should come up short against the visitors.

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The hosts continued their poor season with a 5-0 hammering away at Nantes in their previous Ligue 1 fixture. It was yet another disappointing performance as they failed to record a single shot on target.

Guingamp will be without a manager for Saturday's clash after Antoine Kombouare was sacked following the team's poor form this season. They have claimed just one win and suffered seven defeats in 12 matches and are currently bottom of the standings with seven points. 

The hosts have struggled in attack this season having netted seven times. Marcus Thuram and Nicolas Benezet have combined for six of the team's goals this season and both men will be expected to feature on Saturday.

Managerless Guingamp were thumped 5-0 at Nantes last time out (Getty Images)

Olympique Lyonnais 


Les Gones are coming off a 2-2 draw at home against Hoffenheim in the Champions League on Wednesday. They threw away a two-goal lead as strikes from Nabil Fekir and Tanguy Ndombele were cancelled out by late efforts from the German club.

Prior to the draw against Hoffenheim, Bruno Genesio's team played out a 1-1 draw at home against Bordeaux in Ligue 1. They are fourth on the table with 21 points, four behind Montpellier in second position.

Lyon have been impressive in attack this season thanks to the likes of Fekir, Bertrand Traore, Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay. All four men are in contention to start on Saturday as they look to continue their good form.

Head-to-Head 


Guingamp and Lyon have faced each other 25 times in the past with the visitors leading the head-to-head by 14 wins to nine. Recent meetings have been evenly split with both teams claiming three wins each in the last six fixtures.

Lyon did the double over Guingamp last season as they claimed a 2-1 victory at home before earning a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture at the Stade de Roudourou.

Match-Up 


The duo of Thuram and Benezet will carry the attacking threat for Guingamp on Saturday having scored three goals each this season. However, they could find It difficult getting past Marcelo and Jason Denayer at the back for Lyon.

The hosts have the worst defensive record in Ligue 1 this season with 24 goals conceded in 12 matches. They are likely to be overrun at the back by Fekir, Traore and Depay.

Lyon's forward trio of Memphis Depay, Bertrand Traore and Nabil Fekir should have too much for Guingamp (Getty Images)

Key Statistics 


  • Guingamp have lost 7 of their last 12 matches (Ligue 1).
  • Guingamp have lost 3 of their last 5 home matches (Ligue 1).
  • Guingamp have seen Over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 home matches (Ligue 1).
  • Lyon have won 5 of their last 7 matches (Ligue 1).
  • Lyon have seen Over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 8 matches (Ligue 1).

Verdict


Guingamp have plenty of problems at the moment and Lyon appear well placed to capitalise. The visitors have a lot of quality in their team and should secure victory on Saturday.

Best Bet: Lyon Win @ 1.67 – 5 Units
Value Bet: Lyon Win & Over 2.5 goals @ 2.37 – 2 Units
Handicap Bet: Lyon -1 @ 2.70 – 1 Unit
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Eric Smith 09 November 2018

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