Lyon vs. Troyes Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 19, 2022 21:00 CET
In the first match of the third round of the French Ligue 1, Lyon and Troyes will compete. The start of the match is scheduled for Friday at 21:00.
After the break in the second round, Lyon football players will play again in front of their fans, where they were successful at the start of the new season. Troyes, on the other hand, have had a poor start, recording both defeats, so it remains to be seen how well they can handle their favored rival.
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In the last round, Lyon was supposed to visit the Lorient team, but that match was postponed due to the terrible condition of the opposing team’s pitch. Thus, Peter Bosz’s players had a gap of two weeks between the two matches.
They opened the new season with a 2-1 win against Ajaccio thanks to goals from Tete and Lacazette. The triumph would probably have been more convincing, but goalkeeper Anthony Lopes received a red card, so Lyon played with ten men for more than an hour.
The experienced Alexander Lacazette already showed in his debut that he will be a great reinforcement for Lyon. He registered a goal and an assist in his first official match and we won’t be surprised if he is one of the top scorers in Ligue 1 at the end of the season.
Lyon has put together a good roster this season. It is a combination of youth and experience and they will certainly play much better than last season when they finished in eighth place.
After barely remaining part of the elite last season, the Troyes football players will fight for survival again in the upcoming competitive year. At least those are the impressions after the first two rounds.
First, they were defeated by Montpellier 2-3 in the opening game as guests. It was an exciting match. Troyes managed to equalize twice, but the home team scored the winning goal 10 minutes before the end.
While they left a positive impression in that match, they experienced a real debacle in the second. They lost to Toulouse 0-3 at home, so they are among the two teams that still haven’t won a single point in the new campaign.
Lyon beat Troyes both times last season. They won 3-1 as hosts, and 1-0 as guests.
Lyon (4-3-3): Riou; Gusto, Mendes, Lukeba, Tagliafico; Paqueta, Lepenant, Aouar; Tete, Lacazette, Toko Ekambi
Troyes (5-4-1): Gallon; Balde, Palmer-Brown, Rami, Salmier, Larouci; Ripart, Kouame, Tardieu, Chavalerin; Ugbo
We expect another easy and convincing victory for the home team. Lyon players entered the new season with high ambitions and the desire to fight for the top positions. If they want to achieve this, they have to beat these opponents without any problems.
Prediction: Lyon -1.5