Although they won at a minimum advantage, Toulouse fully controlled the midweek Cup game against Auxerre (finished 1-0). They used the best team possible, but the encounter was far from exhausting.
Hosts are doing great recently, especially on home ground, where they managed to win all their games so far.
Toulouse have a solid central defense, and a keeper in excellent form. Lafont is only 17, but is doing wonders in goal, and already has a market value of 2.5 million euro.
The only problem seems to be with Toivonen, who has yet to build playing relations with forward Braithwaite. Furthermore, with Toivonen in the field, playmaker Trejo is more isolated and can’t achieve full potential.
Defender Diop and forward Braithwaite will return to the lineup after missing the midweek Cup game through suspension.
Disappointing performance by Lyon last week against Guingamp (Guingamp won 3-1). Lyon are now sitting on 3 consecutive defeats (Champions League included), and although topscorer Lacazette is back from injury, there is no improvement in their game.
When the season started Lyon used to be the most productive side in Ligue1, but now they lack patience in the attacking phase, and their actions are easily predictable. Forward Fekir will return from suspension, but he is out-of-form and also very selfish.
Lyon conceded 1.4 goals per game so far, and that number will surely increase, since fullbacks are more interested in the attacking aspect, and there are always open spaces on the flanks.
Guests will miss midfielder Valbuena due to injury.
Form and confidence are definitely in favor of Toulouse, and there are good chances hosts will add another positive result to their perfect home record (4 games and 4 victories). TOULOUSE DNB at 2.06