Preview - Lyon vs Saint-Etienne 24 November 18

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Nov 23, 2018, 06:30 AM Last Edit: Nov 24, 2018, 01:14 AM by Harry85
Match Day 14
Lyon vs. Saint-Etienne
Saturday, November 24th 2018
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Groupama Stadium

Last five matches form: L W W D W
Average goals per match: 1.77
Average goals against per match: 1.23
Top Scorer: Houssem Aouar & Memhis Depay (5)

Last five matches form: L D D W W
Average goals per match:  1.46
Average goals against per match: 1.31
Top Scorer: Wahbi Khazri (6)

One of the most eye-catching fixtures on Match Day 14 in Ligue 1 comes at the Groupama Stadium as fourth placed Lyon play host to fifth placed Saint-Etienne. With just a point between the sides at present a place in the current top four is up for grabs in this one.

This game finished up in a 1-1 draw last season. Lyon ran riot in the reverse fixture though when coming out on top 5-0 in Saint-Etienne.

Lyon must make do without the injured Amine Gouiri and suspended Jérémy Morel. Loic Perrin is the only confirmed absentee for Saint-Etienne.

Both sides arrive at this game in decent form with both being unbeaten in their last four in Ligue 1.

Lyon can be a tough nut to crack on their own turf having lost just one of their past 14 at home in Ligue 1.

Saint-Etienne are far from being the best travellers in the division with just the one win in their past seven away games.

Lyon do have the prospect of a big midweek Champions League game against Manchester City to come, but with this being a big local derby they are unlikely to take their eye off the ball.

The home side aren't the most reliable of sides overall, but they do tend to get the job done at home when they are expected to and can do so again here.

Prediction: Lyon 3 - 1 Saint-Etienne

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