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Nimes vs Lyon Prediction, Odds and Fixture Tips (16/05/2021)

Lyon is looking for the third victory in a row after bouncing back from a 3-1 defeat to Lille three weeks ago. The visitors also hope to finish in top four, and consequently Champions League places. Can Nimes secure another point against Rudi Garcia and his squad? More details in our comprehensive analysis.

Nimes vs Lyon: Top three free tips by Punditfeed

Our tips are bias-free and informed by extensive research and in-depth analysis. We have the best three tips for Nimes vs Lyon as follows:

Note: Because odds change frequently, please visit Betfred for updated prices before confirming your bet slip.

Lots of goals expected

Despite a 0-0 result in the reverse fixture, betting more than two goals in this fixture is our first prediction. Lyon is a team that likes outscoring weak opponents and it only makes sense to give them an edge in this game Each of the last three games for Lyon had five goals, and we feel there could be more at Stade des Costieres on Sunday.

Memphis Depay to find the net

Our second tip is backing Lyon’s top scorer, Memphis Depay to score on the road at Nimes. Depay has netted 19 goals in 36 games so far and the Dutch international remains instrumental to the visitors as they look to finish the season in the top three.

Victory for Lyon in both halves

Nimes and Lyon have met four times. Lyon has won three and drew once with the hosts. In this game, the top four and relegation worries are at stake. While Nimes secured a vital point against Lyon at the beginning of the season, today’s Lyon is a hungrier outfit that will stop at nothing until top four amabitions is achieved. A convincing victory for Rudi Garcia and his men means they must score in, and win both halves.

Match preview: Lyon looking for UCL qualification

While Nimes fights to avoid relegation, Lyon hopes for the top three. The question is who will win?

Nimes

Nimes are second-last in Ligue 1 table and playing against Lyon with only two games to go presents Pascal Plancque with a tricky situation. Nimes is a weaker opponent in this matchup, and getting a point against a highly offensive Lyon means they must defensive from the first minute of the game. However, with no victory against Lyon in previous encounters, Nimes faces an uphill task in their relegation fight.

Lyon

Rudi Garcia averages 1.71 points per match. After 76 games in Charge, the French tactician has recorded 43 victories, 15 draws and 18 losses with Lyon. His points per match with the visitors 1.89, which gives him an edge over Nimes manager who averages 1.03 points per match, and 1.33 points with Nimes after 15 games in charge.

Top Fixture odds and the latest team stats

Here are the best odds and latest stats for Nimes vs Lyon fixture:

France Ligue 1
Nimes
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Lyon
May 16, 2021
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Nimes vs Lyon

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16/05/21
FL1
Nimes
Nimes
2 - 5
Lyon
Lyon
18/09/20
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
0 - 0
Nimes
Nimes
06/12/19
FL1
Nimes
Nimes
0 - 4
Lyon
Lyon
24/05/19
FL1
Nimes
Nimes
2 - 3
Lyon
Lyon
19/10/18
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
2 - 0
Nimes
Nimes

Nimes

Last 5

09/05/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
0 - 3
Nimes
Nimes
02/05/21
FL1
Nimes
Nimes
2 - 2
Reims
Reims
25/04/21
FL1
Lens
Lens
2 - 1
Nimes
Nimes
18/04/21
FL1
Nimes
Nimes
1 - 1
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
11/04/21
FL1
Brest
Brest
1 - 1
Nimes
Nimes

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
18/04/21
FL1
Nantes
Nantes
1 - 2
Lyon
Lyon

FAQs-Nimes vs Lyon

Nimes vs Lyon tips

How did it go in the reverse fixture between Nimes and Lyon?

The reverse fixture ended 0-0

Which is our favourite team to win this game?

We think Lyon will easily find their past Nimes defence and bag all the points.

Has Nimes ever recorded victory against Lyon?

No, Nimes is yet to defeat Lyon in any competitive encounter