Lyon vs Troyes Betting Odds Prediction

High-flying Lyon will be looking to defend their second-place in the Ligue 1 (L1) standings in this round 36 encounter. Meanwhile, Troyes still are fighting for their survival in the top flight, but a win here could propel them out of the red zone.
Currently on an impressive run of seven-straight wins in the league, Lyon overtook Monaco and sit second in the standings. Currently with great momentum, Bruno Genesio’s men have scored at least two goals in their last six L1 fixtures against Marseille (2-3), Toulouse (2-0), Metz (0-5), Amiens (3-0), Dijon (2-5) and Nantes (2-0).
After a dreadful run of nine league matches without a win (D2, L7), Toulouse finally found their way back to success at home last weekend when they beat Caen 3-1. Despite these three points, Jean-Louis Garcia and his team men still occupy 17th place but are only two points away from safety.
In 16 previous meetings at the Groupama Stadium in their L1 history, Lyon have won 12, Troyes have claimed a single victory and the other three finished draws. Clashes between these two sides are usually high scoring affairs – five of the last six meetings in all competitions have produced more than 2.5 goals.

Players to watch:

Lyon’s best player so far this season has been Memphis Depay who has 16 goals and nine assists in L1 – he has also scored seven goals in his last six matches!
Troyes 41-year-old midfielder Benjamin Nivet has been in outstanding form recently scoring two goals and delivering one assist in his last three league matches.

Stat attack:

Lyon have won their last six clashes against Troyes in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in five of them.
Away from home, Troyes have lost 12 of their last 13 fixtures in L1 (W0, D1, L12). They have recorded only eight points on the road – the worst tally of any team in the league.

Betting Prediction: Lyon 1/1 HT/FT
Odds: 1.50