Before the knockout phase begins in international competitions next week, the quarter-finals will be determined in France in the Grand Cup competition, the Coupe de France. From Tuesday to Thursday, the round of 16 games are scheduled to complete this knockout round with a pure Ligue 1 duel. It comes to the match between the Coupe de la Ligue finalists Guingamp and Lyon!
Football Betting Tips Guingamp vs. Lyon
Although both teams are represented in French Ligue 1, this cup game can still be described as a duel between David and Goliath. The hosts from Guingamp are heading for second division and are currently in last place in Ligue 1. Champions League entrants Olympique Lyon, meanwhile, celebrated a prestigious win against PSG last weekend and are bursting with self-confidence. The role of the favorite is accordingly settled with the guests. Between Guingamp and Lyon are offered for the tip on the away win odds of 1.70. The start of the game in the Municipal du Roudourou is on Thursday at 21 clock.
Guingamp – Statistics & Current Form
The season 2018/19 has so far offered only few bright spots for fans of the EA Guingamp. After the team has been able to establish in the last two years with the places 10 and 12 in the midfield, runs in this season nothing in the championship. Only three of the 22 league games have been won. The team of head coach Jocelyn Gourvennec ranks at the last place in the table, scoring just 14 points. Gourvennec inherited in November Antoine Kombouare and should do the miracle league still somehow. For Gourvennec the task in Guingamp was a matter of the heart, after all, he was already from 2010 to 2016 coach at Guingamp, before he accepted an offer from Bordeaux. Under him, Guingamp returned to Ligue 1 and Europe.
After Europe, he could also lead his team despite relegation, because in the French League Cup final table eliminated the champion and runner-up of the previous season. PSG celebrated a sensational 2-1 victory (thanks to three penalties!). In the semi-final against Monaco Guingamp showed great morale and equalized a 0-2 deficit, and then keep on penalties the upper hand. Goalkeeper Marc-Aurele Caillard came on as a second before the penalty shoot-out and the 24-year-old became a hero. Caillard enjoys the confidence of Gourvennec and has recently displaced the Swedish national goalkeeper Johnsson.
The final in the Coupe de la Ligue and the relegation (four points behind the relegation place) now enjoy the top priority. The Coupe de France may be a prestigious competition, but more important than progressing to Lyon will be points in the league. In addition, the home record this season is frightening. A victory and three draws are equal to seven defeats. Although Guingamp has been acting as a nerve-wracking cup team this season, Guingamp and Lyon are not worth predicting their home win.
Expected lineup of Guingamp:
Johnsson – Rebocho, Eboa Eboa, Kerbrat, Traore – Phiri, Ndong – Thuram, Blas, Coco – Mendy
Last matches of Guingamp:
- 29.01.2019 – EA Guingamp vs. AS Monaco 2: 2 (Coupe de la Ligue)
- 26.01.2019 – EA Guingamp vs. Stade Reims 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 22.01.2019 – AS Nancy vs.. EA Guingamp 1: 2 (Coupe de France)
- 19.01.2019 – Paris Saint-Germain Vs. EA Guingamp 9: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 16.01.2019 – EA Guingamp vs. Rennes 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
Lyon – Statistics & Current Form
Giant killer Olympique Lyon! The team of Bruno Genesio is considered extremely talented and has the reputation to be able to keep up with the best teams on a good day and even to overcome them. Impressively, this role could be underpinned in the current season. Four points in the Champions League against Manchester City are already talking volumes. Last weekend, the next chapter was written when Fekir & Co celebrated a 2-1 win at home to Paris Saint-Germain. Lyon convinces with its extreme playfulness, joy of playing and individual class.
Despite these impressive results, looking at the table in Ligue 1 is unsatisfactory. No less than 13 points behind (and two more games played) Lyon have to show on PSG. The big problem is constancy. While PSG rushes from victory to victory, Lyon keeps scoring points. The performance variations are completely normal in the large number of players between 17 and 22 (13 of 27 players). In recent weeks, however, the Genesio-Elf has always presented himself from the best side and has won the last four competitive matches all. In the current constitution, a failure at the bottom of the table in Guingamp is unimaginable. After all, the Coupe de France is – realistically – the last title chance this season. Winning the handlepot would be a big sensation. The first leg against Barcelona will be on the program on 19 February. In this regard, Genesio on Thursday in Guingamp yet take no account. Personnel must Lyon in the away game (previous away balance in the league 5-4-2) renounce only the long-term injured youngster Amine Gouiri. Otherwise, all players are available.
Both the results and the performances are absolutely convincing, the squad situation and also the passable away balance leave the pendulum swinging clearly in the direction of the guests in this cup game. For the away win in the match between Guingamp and Lyon interesting odds of 1.70 are offered. This tip is supported by the public goal of the club, head coach Bruno Genesio (whose contract expires, but in March a contract extension is expected) has spent the cup win as a seasonal goal. Accordingly, Lyon will avoid experiments in Guingamp.
Expected formation of Lyon:
Lopes – Mendy, Morel, Marcelo, Dubois – Tousart, Ndombele – Terrier, Fekir, Cornet – Dembele
Last matches from Lyon:
- 03.02.2019 – Lyon vs. Paris Saint-Germain 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 27.01.2019 – Amiens vs. Lyon 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 24.01.2019 – Amiens vs. Lyon 0: 2 (Coupe de France)
- 20.01.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Lyon 1: 2 (Ligue 1)
- 16.01.2019 – Toulouse Vs. Lyon 2: 2 (Ligue 1)
Guingamp vs. Lyon Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
In the duel between Guingamp and Lyon a tip on the draw is not recommended. In the 26 previous games were only twice the points shared. The favorite from Lyon has won a total of 15 games, Guingamp holds in nine wins. In the current season, the two teams were also on November 10 in the Municipal du Roudourou opposite. Despite a 0-1 deficit Lyon was able to prevail 4-2 thanks to a strong final phase (four goals in the last 30 minutes)!
Hope, the acutely relegation prone Coupe de la Ligue finalist Guingamp, however, the fact that the only Cup game against Lyon was won. In the season 2016/17 Guingamp prevailed on penalties against “OL”.
Guingamp vs Lyon Betting Tips and Predictions
There is a clear division of roles in the last knockout stages of the Coupe de France. The guests from Lyon are a clear favorite thanks to the strong results in recent weeks. This is illustrated in the game between Guingamp and Lyon also the odds offered, which lure for a home win with five times the stake, while for the victory of the guests odds of 1.70 are offered.
Key Facts – Guingamp Vs. Lyon tips
Coupe de la Ligue finalist & relegation candidate! Guingamp with a difficult balancing act!
The first league season in the league won Lyon 4-2!
Lyon added the Tuchel-Elf from Paris the first league defeat this season!
Although Guingamp was extremely nervous this season in the cup games, still a progress against the strong Lyon was a big surprise. For the guests, the Cup win is the big goal of the season, accordingly, the team will also contest this game. A large-scale rotation is not expected, experiments certainly not. Value is in the game between Guingamp and Lyon certainly the tip on the favorite victory available. The performances in recent weeks, results, quality, away balance and more all speak for Lyon.
Betting Prediction: 2