Lyon had a difficult game last week away at Angers, and won all points only thanks to individual talent (won 2-1). Opponents controlled the game, created more opportunities, but lacked efficiency when applying the finishing touch.
Not only last round, but Lyon are struggling for a few weeks now. They are extremely vulnerable in defense, while upfront they find the net mainly thanks to the individual skills of players like Fekir, Lacazette and Valbuena.
The midweek Europa League game against Ajax was a nightmare for Lyon. They were once again outplayed, but this time opponents converted most of their chances (Ajax won 4-1).
Lyon will miss defenders Diakhaby and Yanga – Mbiwa, and midfielder Tolisso.
Nantes are sitting on two consecutive victories, and the performances have been pretty impressive.
They are very determined, creative in the attacking phase and confident in defense. Nantes can’t really achieve anything special, even if they win all remaining games. In-spite all that, Nantes are still fighting until the final whistle (last week against Lorient they won thanks to a goal scored in the final minutes).
Nantes create most of their actions down the wings, as central midfielders are more defensive minded. This can give them an edge over Lyon, whose fullbacks advance frequently.
Guests will be without forward Stepinski (not even a regular).
Lyon are in poor form and low on confidence, while Nantes are at the opposite end. But Lyon can still find the net against most French sides. OVER 3 GOALS at 2.17
Lyon : A.Lopes, Gorgelin – Rafael, Jallet, Mammana, Rybus, Morel, Nkoulou – Aouar, Darder, Ferri, Gonalons, Tousart – Cornet, Fekir, Depay, Valbuena, Ghezzal, Lacazette
Nantes : Dupé, Riou – Diego Carlos, Djidji, Dubois, Lima, Moimbé, Vzcarrondo – Gillet, Harit, Iloki, Kacaniklic, Oliveira, Pardo, Rongier, Thomasson, A.Touré – Bammou, Nakoulma, Sala