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Lyon vs Lorient Prediction, Odds and Free Tips (08/05/2021)

Lyon can still make a stab at Ligue 1 title when they host Lorient on Saturday at Groupama Stadium. We have a detailed analysis for this fixture, including the best odds.

Lyon vs Lorient: Top Free Match Predictions

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Lyon to Win First Half

Backing Lyon to win this fixture is no brainer. But to do it convincingly, the hosts must score early in the game. The hosts come into this fixture without three players. Midfielder Maxence Caqueret was sent off with a second yellow card after committing a foul in the 70th minute last weekend. Defender Mattia De Sciglio picked a straight red due to violent conduct in added time. A minute later, Marcelo got marching orders for the same offence. While the three players have made consistent appearances for Lyon, the hosts still boast of the best attacking talent who should inspire victory on Saturday.

Victory for Lyon in Both Halves

We also back Lyon to Win Both Halves. The hosts have the fourth-best home record this season, winning ten, drawing three and losing four games at Groupama Stadium this season. Lorient has the second-worst away record in the league having won only once on the road, losing ten and drawing six times. We do not expect away miracle in this fixture.

Both Teams to Score: No

For Lyon to keep their title hopes alive, a strong defensive display is necessary. The hosts are five points shy of Ligue 1 leaders, Lille. There is more urgency in the squad now. And despite keeping only one clean sheet in the last ten fixtures, we expect a strong display from Lyon and a clean sheet victory looks good on the books.

Fixture Preview: Lyon Aiming for the Title

Lyon’s UCL has secured their Champions League spot. But can they still fight for the title? Find out more in our fixture preview below.

Lyon

Lyon is 14 points clear of the fifth-placed Lens. It means Rudi Garcia and his men led by skipper Memphis Depay, has confirmed their UCL participation next season. The hosts are equally in contention for Ligue 1 title. With 70 goals scored this season, the third-highest in Ligue 1 after PSG and Monaco, fourth-placed Lyon can still bag the title. After hosting Lorient on Saturday, Lyon will face Nimes and closed the season by hosting Nice.

Lorient

Lorient scooped a point after a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture despite keeping only 31% and managing only two shots on target. Playing title hopefuls Lyon, with three games to go is quite a task for Christophe Pelissier. Pelissier has no victory in the last four encounters with Lyon manager, Rudi Garcia. To be sure of safety, Lorient needs at least four points from the remaining three fixtures against Lyon, Metz and Strasbourg.

The Latest Stats and Top Betting Odds for Lyon vs Lorient

To punters, take advantage of the best odds below sampled from leading bookies in the U.K. Also, make the most of the table for the latest stats below.

France Ligue 1
Lyon
VS
Lorient
May 8, 2021
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Lyon vs Lorient

icon Head to Head

08/05/21
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
4 - 1
Lorient
Lorient
27/09/20
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
1 - 1
Lyon
Lyon
08/04/17
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
1 - 4
Lorient
Lorient
24/09/16
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
1 - 0
Lyon
Lyon
03/04/16
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
1 - 3
Lyon
Lyon

Lyon

Last 5

16/05/21
FL1
Nimes
Nimes
2 - 5
Lyon
Lyon
02/05/21
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
2 - 3
Lyon
Lyon
25/04/21
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
2 - 3
Lille
Lille
21/04/21
FC
Lyon
Lyon
0 - 2
Monaco
Monaco
18/04/21
FL1
Nantes
Nantes
1 - 2
Lyon
Lyon

Lorient

Last 5

16/05/21
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
2 - 1
Metz
Metz
02/05/21
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
2 - 0
Angers
Angers
25/04/21
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
4 - 1
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
17/04/21
FL1
Marseille
Marseille
3 - 2
Lorient
Lorient
11/04/21
FL1
Lens
Lens
4 - 1
Lorient
Lorient

Lyon vs Lorient: Fixture Q & A

Lyon vs Lorient tips

Where can I watch the match in the U.K?

The game will be broadcasted live on BT Sport Extra 1.

Who will referee Lyon vs Lorient?

Mikael Lesage.

What is the kick-off time for Lyon vs Lorient?

The game will kick off at 1800hrs GMT +3.