Lyon vs Angers - Handicap in play for Les Gones at home

Lyon tipped to claim comfortable home victory over Angers in Ligue 1 fixture
Lyon vs Angers
Lyon are tipped to make light work of Angersin French Ligue 1 clash (Getty Images)

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Lyon should have too much quality for Angers in their French Ligue 1 clash at the Groupama Stadium. The hosts are coming off an impressive victory in their opening match and should triumph at home on Friday. They are usually solid at home and are backed in the -1 handicap market at odds of 2.05.

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Lyon were rampant in their opening match of the season as they claimed a 3-0 victory at Monaco. Les Gones went into the break with a two-goal lead thanks to efforts from Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay. Lucas Tousart added the third 10 minutes from time as Les Gones capitalised on an early red card to Cesc Fabregas.

Sylvinho's men appear to have picked up where they left off last season and head into Friday’s match off the back of four straight Ligue 1 victories. Their excellent form in Ligue 1 has them at odds of 1.31 to win but with 13 goals scored and just two conceded in their last four matches, I am backing a -1 handicap tip here.

Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay were both on the score sheet last time out and should continue their attacking partnership alongside Bertrand Traore. Houssem Aouar is also set to feature in midfield with Lucas Tousart expected to retain his place in the team following his goal against Monaco. 

Sylvinho
Lyon's Brazilian head coach Sylvinho will be looking for his teams fifth straight win in Ligue 1(Getty Images)

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Angers were also victorious in their opening match as they saw off Bordeaux 3-1 at home. They fell behind early in the first half but struck back through Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Matthias Lage before Thomas Mangani scored the third right on the stroke of half time.

Stephane Moulin's men finished in the bottom half of the table last season and claimed just one win in their final four Ligue 1 matches. They are also poor on the road with two defeats in their last three away matches placing them at odds of 7.50 while a draw is priced at 5.00.

Striker Rachid Alioui is still seeking his first goal for Angers following his summer move from Nimes. He should still continue as the lone man in attack with Mattihias Lage and Jeff Reine-Adelaide set to continue in midfield following their goals last time out.

Lyon vs Angers Head to Head


Lyon have five wins and two draws while Angers have claimed just one victory in eight previous matches. Les Gones did the double over their rivals last season, including a 2-1 victory at the Groupama Stadium with Memphis Depay netting the opener. 

Lyon vs Angers Match Up


Lyon have an exciting forward line with Memphis Depay, Bertrand Traore and Moussa Dembele all impressing last time out. All three men have a great understanding in attack and should combine well to get the better of the Angers backline.

Despite their three-goal haul last time out, Angers generally struggle in attack. Rachid Alioui is yet to find the net for the visitors and should find things difficult against the Lyon defence on Friday. 

Memphis Depay, Bertrand Traore and Moussa Dembele
Memphis Depay, Bertrand Traore and Moussa Dembele are expected to play key roles in attack for Lyon (Getty Images)

Lyon vs Angers Key Statistics 


  • Lyon have won their last 4 matches (Ligue 1).
  • Lyon have scored 3+ goals in their last 4 matches (Ligue 1).
  • Angers have lost 2 of their last 3 away matches (Ligue 1).

Verdict

Lyon will take plenty of confidence from their impressive victory at Monaco and should be too strong for Angers on Friday. They are backed in the -1 handicap market at odds of 2.05.

Best Bet: Lyon -1 Handicap @ 2.05 at bet365 - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Lyon Win 2-0 @ 7.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Lyon v Angers

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Bet 3 Win 6.15
Lyon -1 Handicap

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Bet 1 Win 7.50
Lyon Win 2-0
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