We offer a forecast for the match of the French championship, in which on September 18 Lyon will host Nimes. Will the hosts be able to earn important tournament points? – the answer is in our material.
The seven-time French champion in the last championship, which was reduced due to the coronavirus, took only seventh place – the team did not have enough one point to get into the European competition zone. At the end of the season, the “ children ” played in the final of the National Cup, where they lost the trophy to PSG only in a penalty shootout.
Lyon performed very well in the Champions League, where they managed to reach the semi-final stage. At this stage, the “ weavers ” failed to cope with the Munich “Bavaria” (0: 3), which eventually became the winner of the 2019/20 Champions League. At the start of the season, the hosts beat Dijon (4: 1), but already in the second round they lost points in the match with Bordeaux (0: 0).
Last Tuesday, the “ aristocrats ” lost to Montpellier (1: 2) on the road and took an intermediate 11th position.
In the infirmary of the favorites Mendes and Reine .
During its 83-year history, ” Nîmes ” has never won gold medals in the French championship, but four times won the title of vice-champion of the country. Last year, the team was saved from relegation by a miracle and a series of four victories, which resulted in the 18th place in the League1 standings.
In preparation for the new tournament, Bernard Blancard’s wards held four test matches, in which they did not win, but in the first round of the starting championship of the top division they beat Brest (4: 0). In the next two stages, the ” crocodiles ” lost – “Nantes” (1: 2) and “Rennes” (2: 4), for which we made a forecast.
Valerio and Despres won’t be able to play today .
Nimes have lost 8 of their last 10 matches
Lyon have won 6 of their last 10 home games
Nim has not won in-person matches since 1993
The last head-to-head match ended with the victory of Lyon (4: 0)
06.12.19 Him Lyon 0: 4
05.24.19 Him Lyon 2: 3
19.10.18 Lyon Him 20
Last season, the teams managed to play only one match, in which Lyon left no chance for their counterpart. Since then, little has changed in the composition of the guests, who will fight for survival in this tournament as well.
In our opinion, Olympique Lyon outperforms the opponent in all lines and plays quite successfully at home. Most likely, ” Nimes ” will play defensively, hoping to keep the initial score, but it is unlikely that he can do it. We assume the success of the ” aristocrats “, on which we offer to play a bet.
Our prediction is that Lyon will win with a handicap (-1) and we bet on this on the line of BC Winline with odds 1.83