Nantes vs Lyon by Ashjkc
Lyon has faced a shocking defeat against 4-2 against Monpellier. Media reports say that President has backed the manager and I believe that this will help the latter restructure the defense. I also expect Bakary Koné, Lindsay Rose or Jérémy Morel to start in defense because of its current fragility. A likely defensive 4-4-2 might be displayed tonight.
Nantes has had a quite average season so far; 10th of the league and netting only 12 goals in 15 matches.Their defense is pretty solid compared to other teams in mid-range table, conceding 15 goals so far. Goalkeeper Riou and Defender Sabaly have proved to be real assets in this team in crisis and have helped the team pass through difficult situations.
Talking about crisis, both teams face serious injury and suspension reports. Lyon will miss out the services of Christophe Jallet, Samuel Umtiti, Nabil Fekir and Mathieu Valbuena, while Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is suspended.
Nantes also face some concerns in unavailability of Rongier, Touré, Bedoya and Gomis.
I expect few opportunities in the first half, while both teams will try to play safe: Lyon because of the nightmare score against Monpellier and Nanted because it already have a negative goal difference.
So, the prediction is 0-0 at half time, offered at 2.50 at bet365
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|Half time 0-0||Bet365||2.50||7||0-0 WON (+10.5 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.