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Nantes vs. Lyon Prediction, Top Stats and Odds (18/04/2021)

Lyon is fourth on Ligue 1 table. Collecting three points from Nantes on Sunday will see them move to the top four. A draw keeps them firmly in the race for UCL qualification. Find out more in our fixture analysis.

Top Fixture Predictions by Punditfeed

Punditfeed predictions have no bias and have been extensively researched. Here are our top predictions for Nantes vs. Lyon.

Halftime Totals: Over [email protected]/8

Halftime/Fulltime: Lyon/Lyon @13/10

Match Result: Lyon Win @ 8/15

Note: Odds for this fixture may change before kick-off time on Sunday. Please confirm with our recommended bookmaker before kickoff.

Over 1.5 Goals by Half-time Break

Lyon won the reverse fixture against Nantes back in December 2020 by three goals to nil. The visitors scored all the goals in the first half. Coming into this match, Lyon has got better in the race for the top four and remain hopeful of bagging the Ligue 1 title. After two draws and one loss, Lyon was back to winning ways last weekend when they defeated Angers 3-0. Nantes is struggling at the back and is now winless in their last three fixtures. They host Lyon after back to back losses at home to Nice and 1-0 defeat away at Rennes. Because Lyon likes to score lots of goals, betting over 1.5 half-time goods is worthwhile.

Lyon to Win Both Halves

Another value bet is backing Lyon to win both halves. Lyon forward, Memphis Depay, is ranked among the top players in Ligue 1. The Dutch international has been scoring and assisting goals in every two games. Depay is currently the third-best scorer in the league with 16 goals, 5 behind Mbappe. Memphis Depay leads the assist chart and has converted 7/7 penalties this season. We are backing Lyon to go all out in the first half to beat Nantes in both halves. The hosts are second last on Ligue 1 table.

Lyon to Win

A straight win for Lyon is a very likely outcome in this fixture. We have picked this bet because it has some good odds on Betfred. And because we are backing the visitors to win in both halves, it only makes sense to say they will see out this fixture early enough.

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Nantes

The inconsistent form makes it hard to back Nantes for anything in this fixture. Nantes manager, Antoine Kombouare, has defeated Lyon’s tactician, Rudi Garcia, three times in the last 19 meetings between them. There are four draws between the two teams/managers. With only six matches to close the season, Nantes may need a miracle to stay above the red zone. They have some early easy fixtures coming up and would want this one behind them after Sunday. Two losses in a row compounds Nantes’ problems. The hosts are poor at finishing which could cost them on Sunday.

Lyon

Lyon is ranked the second-best team in Ligue 1 before the Sunday fixture at Nantes. They have scored 63 goals so far, 29 of which have been on the road. The visitors have the third-best away record after winning eight and drawing 7 matches on the road. The fact that Lyon has lost only 1 match on the road in Ligue 1 this season explains why are backing them to outscore Nantes that has the third-worst home record after 32 fixtures.

The Best Odds and Latest Team Stats

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Nantes
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Lyon
April 18, 2021
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Nantes vs Lyon

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18/04/21
FL1
Nantes
Nantes
1 - 2
Lyon
Lyon
23/12/20
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
3 - 0
Nantes
Nantes
18/01/20
FC
Nantes
Nantes
3 - 4
Lyon
Lyon
28/09/19
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
0 - 1
Nantes
Nantes
12/04/19
FL1
Nantes
Nantes
2 - 1
Lyon
Lyon

Nantes

Last 5

08/05/21
FL1
Nantes
Nantes
3 - 0
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
02/05/21
FL1
Brest
Brest
1 - 4
Nantes
Nantes
25/04/21
FL1
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
1 - 2
Nantes
Nantes
11/04/21
FL1
Rennes
Rennes
1 - 0
Nantes
Nantes
04/04/21
FL1
Nantes
Nantes
1 - 2
Nice
Nice

Lyon

Last 5

08/05/21
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
4 - 1
Lorient
Lorient
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
11/04/21
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
3 - 0
Angers
Angers

FAQs

Nantes vs Lyon tips

Which TV channel will broadcast Nantes vs. Lyon fixture in England?

The fixture will be live on BT Sports 2.

How many matches has Nantes won at home before this fixture?

Nantes has only two victories at home, eight draws and 6 losses.

Will Nantes score in this fixture?

It is highly unlikely that the hosts will find the net.