Lyon vs Nice Prediction: Hosts to inflict further away misery to Nice

 | February 15 | 

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Lyon seek a fourth-consecutive victory when they welcome Nice to the Groupama Stadium for Friday's Ligue 1 clash.

Les Gones beat Marseille, Lille and Montpellier in the space of a week to move three points clear of the relegation zone and into the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France, while Nice have lost three of their last four road games in the league.

Lyon vs Nice Prediction

  • Lyon to win to nil @ 16/5
  • Alexandre Lacazette to score anytime @ 6/4

Team News

Lyon will be without Jake O'Brien due to suspension, while Johan Lepenant will remain absent due to a knee injury and Corentin Tolisso is currently battling a hamstring problem.

As for Nice, Dante was shown a straight-red card against Monaco last time out, so he will also suspended, while Sofiane Diop is also expected to miss the trip to the Groupama Stadium due to a foot injury. However, Terem Moffi and Jeremie Boga are both expected to return from their Africa Cup of Nations exploits for this game.

Match Odds

Lyon are 13/8 to win on home soil, the draw is 11/5 and Nice are 9/5 to claim a much-needed victory on the road.

Both teams to score can be backed at 4/5, while the reverse fixture between the sides was 0-0 and a repeat of that scoreline is priced up at 15/2.

Lyon to win to nil @ 16/5

Lyon's resurgence under Pierre Sage has seen them slowly move away from the relegation zone in Ligue 1 and into the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France.

Les Gones can extend their three-game winning streak here against a Nice side that have been inconsistent on the road.

Three of Lyon’s last four home games have been won with clean sheets – two of them by 1-0 scorelines. Meanwhile, Nice have failed to score in four of their last five away league games.

Nice will also travel north without their captain Dante due to suspension, which is a huge loss, and they've scored just eight away goals in Ligue 1 this season - fewer than any of the three teams currently in the relegation positions.

Lyon to win to nil at 16-5

Alexandre Lacazette to score anytime @ 6/4

The former Arsenal man is back amongst the goals for his current side, after a difficult start to the season.

His equaliser against Montpellier on Sunday made it nine in his last 10 games, taking his tally to 12 for the campaign, across all competitions.

I think Lacazette could be the man to make the difference on Friday night, as Nice don't possess a goalscorer close to the Frenchman's standard.

Alexandre Lacazette to score anytime at 6-4

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