Lyon vs. Ajaccio Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 05, 2022 21:00 CET
The new football season in the French League will be opened by Lyon and Ajaccio. The start of the match is scheduled for Friday at 21:00.
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Lyon finished in eighth place in Ligue 1 last season. Such a placement can be considered a big failure for this giant of French football, so fans expect a reaction this season.
Last season, the home team won the highest number of points at their stadium, while they played below average on the away pitches.
We must mention that they scored 42 goals in 19 games at home, and by that parameter, they were one of the most successful teams in the league.
Given that they enjoy playing in front of their fans, there is no doubt that we can expect a lot of effective games from the Lyon team this season as well.
The visiting team won a return to the elite last season. They finished the season in second place in the table with 4 points less than the first-placed Toulouse, while they were more successful than Auxerre by one point.
They were distinguished by playing in a very slow rhythm. This is best seen from the fact that in 38 matches played, they scored 39 goals and conceded only 19 goals. They finished the season as by far the best defensive team in the league.
Given that in Ligue 1, they will face much better opponents, it is difficult to expect them to be so successful again in the defensive segment of the game.
Considering that they have a very modest team this season, the club’s ambitions will also be modest, and the primary goal will be to keep their place among the best teams in France at the end of the season.
These two teams competed in the same division more than 5 years ago, so previous results are not too relevant.
Injuries and suspensions
Lyon: Caqueret, Dembele, Faivre, Henrique, Reine-Adelaide.
Ajaccio: No absences.
Last season, Lyon experienced a large number of failures in matches against weaker teams. So, considering their ambitions, we expect them to “open” the season in the right way.
They have been playing very efficiently at their home stadium for years, so we think that the away team’s defense will have a very difficult task in this game.
Considering the difference in quality, as well as the offensive qualities of the home team, betting on the number of goals seems the most likely.
Prediction: BET BUILDER
1.Over 2 goals
2.Over 1 corner in the first half
3.Over 1 corner in the second half