The 32nd matchday of the current Ligue 1 season ended with fireworks in the top match between Lille and PSG. The hosts outclassed the designated French champions in an impressive manner with 5: 1. Lille has the Champions League participation in the coming season almost fast in the bag. That’s why Olympique Lyon, who are currently in third place, is still fighting for the season. The advantage over local rivals AS Saint-Etienne, however, is only three points.
Lyon vs Angers Today’s Betting Prediction
However, Lyon can extend the lead at the start of the 33rd match day. In front of a home crowd Lyon receives Angers!
Basically, this game should be a clear affair at the Groupama stadium in Lyon. On closer inspection, this is not the case. The hosts, with outgoing head coach Bruno Genesio, have lost their last two league games in Ligue 1, while Angers’ visitors have been without defeat for six league games. Nevertheless, odds of just over 1.30 for home win are offered between Lyon and Angers. Lyon certainly has a lot more quality than the guests, but with such odds, Value is hard to miss. The game starts on Friday evening at 20:45.
Lyon – Statistics & Current Form
On 25 May 2019, the term of head coach Bruno Genesio will end at Olympique Lyon. The 52-year-old, who has worked in various roles at OL since 2007, announced this week that he would not renew his expiring contract. Lyon president Aulas is forced to look for a successor after three and a half years for Bruno Genesio. According to current media reports Patrick Vieira (currently near Nice), Christophe Galtier (Lille) or Marcel Gallardo (River Plate) should be a topic for succession.
“For some time now, to put it mildly, I have been faced with a rather negative mood, which I believe can be a major obstacle for the team. So that the team can develop in a much calmer atmosphere, I will not renew my contract. ” – Bruno Genesio
Genesio cited the negative mood he was receiving as the cause of his decision. The recent performances and results made the criticism ever louder, as the last three competitive games have lost Lyon in a row. After the defeat in the Coupe de France semi-final against Stade Rennes (2: 3 home defeat), it defeated in the league against Dijon (1: 3) and FC Nantes (1: 2). Instead of the vice-championship Lyon must tremble now for the Champions League qualification, because only three points is the lead over the arch rivals AS Saint-Etienne.
In the home game against Angers is therefore only a complete success. In Groupama’s home stadium Lyon have celebrated ten wins in 16 league home games, three games ended in a draw and three matches were lost. 33 points mean in the current home table, however, only ranked fifth for the Genesio team. In terms of personnel, Lyon will only have to do without left-back Ferland Mendy. Unlike the Nantes defeat, players like Nabil Fekir and Memphis Depay are expected to return to the starting line-up. Nevertheless, between Lyon and Angers a prediction on the home win at the current odds no value!
Expected formation of Lyon:
↳ Lopes – Marcal, Denayer, Marcelo, Dubois – Ndombele, Aouar, Fekir – Terrier, Dembele, Depay
Last matches from Lyon:
⚽️ 12.04.2019 – FC Nantes vs. Lyon 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Lyon vs FCO Dijon 1: 3 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 02.04.2019 – Lyon vs.. Rennes 2: 3 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 29.03.2019 – Rennes Vs. Lyon 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 17.03.2019 – Lyon vs Montpellier 3: 2 (Ligue 1)
Angers – Statistics & Current Form
Similar to Bruno Genesio also ends the contract of Angers head coach Stephane Moulin. The 51-year-old is a veteran at Angers, after six years as head coach of the B-team (2005-2011), he has been responsible for the professionals since June 2011 and led the club back into the Football House of Lords. Also in the fourth year in Ligue 1 Angers will succeed in relegation. With currently 41 points, the team has already after 32 games the same number of points as in the entire previous season. Especially the last weeks were absolutely impressive! The club wants to extend the cooperation with Moulin in any case, so far, the ink is under a new contract, however, not dry.
In the last eleven league games, the black and white scored eleven times, only the away game at bottom light EA Guingamp (23 February) was lost 0-1. In the last six games Angers was defeated without a single win and was able to earn the reputation as a king of remorse! Angers celebrated a 1-0 away win at SM Caen last weekend thanks to a goal from Jeff Reine-Adelaide after five consecutive penalties. With the aforementioned 41 points, the Moulin-Elf is currently ranked 12th in Ligue 1 and can calmly face the season’s finish. Angers can play completely free in these games and has nothing left to lose.
Without much pressure, the Moulin Elf can play completely free. Angers has collected an average of 1.19 points per game (4-7-5 balance) so far. Only at Paris Saint-Germain and Nimes Olympique Angers had to defeat with two goals difference. Given the superior form, the poor results of Lyon and the away games of Angers are in the duel between Lyon and Angers the odds of a 1.90 for the handicap +1.5 on Angers extremely interesting. Thus, the table twelfth in Groupama Stadium should even lose one goal difference and the bets would still be successful.
Personnel Stephane Moulin can draw on Friday evening from the full and does not have to cope with a single failure. The hopes in the offensive rest on the Cameroonian Stephane Bahoken, who is with ten goals, the best scorer at Angers.
Expected formation of Angers:
↳ Butelle – Capelle, Pavlovic, Thomas, Manceau – Pajot, Santamaria, Mangani – Talt, Lopez, Reine-Adelaide
Last Games by Angers:
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – SM Caen vs. Angers 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Angers Vs. Rennes 3: 3 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 30.03.2019 – Marseille vs. Angers 2: 2 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 16.03.2019 – Angers vs. Amiens 0: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 10.03.2019 – Montpellier Vs. Angers 2: 2 (Ligue 1)
Lyon vs Angers Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Since Angers’s return to French Ligue 1 (Angers returned in 2015/16 after 22 years), Lyon and Angers faced off in seven league appearances. The first duel in the 21st century won Angers completely unexpectedly in Lyon, but in the last six games then succeeded no more victory. Although Lyon celebrated four victories, the games were mostly a close affair. In the last four games, there have been two Lyon victories with one goal advantage and two draws. In the first leg of the current season Lyon played just over an hour in the majority, but still had to shiver until the end to celebrate the 2-1 away win.
Lyon vs Angers Football Betting Prediction
Olympique Lyon have to get their turn again in the season finale, so as not to spoil the already confident qualification for the UEFA Champions League! After three competitive defeats in series and the announcement of the change of coach is in the league match between Lyon and Angers a tip on the home win at the low odds by no means recommended.
Key Facts – Lyon vs Angers tips
⭐️ After two defeats in a row Lyon must tremble for the CL qualification!
⭐️ In the last four direct duels, bets on the “Both to Score” were right!
⭐️ The Moulin-Elf has been without defeat since six Ligue 1 games (one win, five draws)!
The home side certainly have the much stronger squad, but Value at a 1.35 can not be seen – just because the guests from Angers in recent weeks fueled a lot of self-confidence and convince with strong results. Due to the low odds on the three-way market, interesting odds are also offered on the handicap market. Angers is in good shape and has been able to surprise again and again in recent weeks. A clear home win would come as a surprise, Angers has finally lost only two times with two goals difference. Accordingly, in the duel between Lyon and Angers on the tip +1 on Angers five units to odds of 1.90 set!
Betting Prediction: Angers (+1.5) win