Lyon vs AngersFrench Ligue 1, KO: 20:00 Apr 11, 2021, Groupama Stadium
Lyon look set to return to winning ways when they welcome Angers to the Groupama Stadium for a French Ligue 1 fixture. They need a victory to stay in the title race and should have the edge over a struggling Angers team.
Lyon were held to a 1-1 draw at Lens in their previous Ligue 1 fixture. They needed an equaliser from Lucas Paqueta nine minutes from time to salvage the point.
The home side have found things difficult in recent weeks with the draw at Lens taking their winless run in Ligue 1 to three matches. They are in danger of watching their title challenge slip away having dropped to fourth on the table, five points behind leaders Lille.
Rudi Garcia’s men will be hopeful of reigniting their title charge at the Groupama Stadium where they have won eight of their last 12 Ligue matches. They often do well against teams in the bottom half of the table with 3-0 victories against Nantes and Strasbourg among their results in that run.
Angers are also coming off a draw as they were held 1-1 by Montpellier last time out in Ligue 1. They fought back from a goal down with Stephane Bahoken getting the equaliser midway through the second half.
Stephane Moulin's men are currently in the bottom half of the table, although they are not in any real danger of getting dragged into the relegation fight. They have claimed just one win in their last nine Ligue 1 matches.
Angers have been poor on their travels in recent weeks just one win in their last seven away matches. They have also struggled in attack, failing to score in four of their last five matches on the road.
How the bookies view it
Lyon have been installed as overwhelming favourites by bookies and are priced at 11/25 by novibet to win. Angers are outsiders at 15/2 with William Hill while a draw is set at odds of 43/10 with Vbet.
Given Angers’ poor away record, I am leaning towards a win for Lyon here.
Head to head
Lyon often come out on top in this fixture with seven wins from 10 previous matches. Angers have been victorious just once while there have been two draws between both teams.
Lyon claimed a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture and triumphed 6-0 in the last meeting at the Groupama Stadium.
Players to watch
Memphis Depay remains the top scorer for Lyon with 14 goals and grabbed a brace the last time they hosted Angers. The Dutch forward is priced at 11/10 to score anytime while bet365 is offering 4/1 for the first goal.
Stephane Bahoken scored his sixth Ligue 1 goal of the season last time and will be the one to watch for Angers. Unibet has the Cameroon striker at 15/4 to score anytime while the first goal is valued at 11/1 by bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
With Lyon expected to claim a comfortable victory, a -1 handicap bet could be in play at 15/13 with Red Zone. Given Angers’ scoring problems on the road, the hosts are also likely to earn a win to nil at 61/50 with Sporting Index.
A score/win double with Memphis Depay and Lyon could be on the cards at 11/10 with BoyleSport while Le Gones could also be backed to win both halves at 23/10 with Paddy Power.
This French Ligue 1 match between Lyon and Angers will be played on Apr 11, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Lyon vs Angers prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.