Friday’s Football Bet of the Day sees me focus on the opening match of round 31 in Ligue 1, and I’m expecting an entertaining encounter.
⚽️ Toulouse vs Olympique Lyonnais
🇫🇷 Ligue 1
⏰ Friday 14th April, 20:00
Lyon will aim to keep their hopes of European qualification alive as they travel to the Stadium de Toulouse to take on mid-table Toulouse.
After sealing their place in the Coupe de France final, Toulouse claimed just their second win from their previous seven Ligue 1 matches with a 1-2 success away at in-form Montpellier. After winning seven and losing just two of their opening 12 Ligue 1 contests in front of their supporters, Philippe Montanier’s hosts come into this fixture, losing each of their last three. Le Téfécé have found the back of the net in 23/30 (77%) of their Ligue 1 assignments this term, scoring on 46 occasions.
Lyon bounced back from their semi-final defeat in the Coupe de France by current holders Nantes by beating European rivals Rennes 3-1 in an impressive second-half showing. After claiming just four points from their opening seven Ligue 1 tussles on the road (W1-D1-L5), Laurent Blanc’s visitors have gone on to earn a further 17 points from their next eight (W5-D2-L1), including a memorable 0-1 success at table-topping PSG in their previous away fixture. Les Gones have found the back of the net in 12/15 of their away matches in the French top-flight this campaign, scoring on 24 occasions.
Bet of the Day
Both clubs have each found the back of the net in 23/30 (77%) of their respective Ligue 1 contests this season – and with Toulouse registering just two shutouts at home and Laurent Blanc’s visitors keeping their sheets clean on only three occasions on the road – I’m keen on backing both to get on the scoresheet in this one.
To increase the price, I’m happy to add in an extra match goal. Over 2.5 goals has banked in a league-high 20/30 (67%) of Toulouse’s Ligue 1 contests this season, whilst the same has landed in 9/16 (60%) of Lyon’s away league outings.
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