Lille Metropole play its second match in a row at home after a stuttering start to its 2012/13 UEFA Champion’s League run and will be up against a very strong Lyonnais side.
The hosts were expected by many to take all three points earlier this week from their home encounter with a Belarusian side BATE Borisov that features only three foreign players, but were defeated 3-1 in what was seen as very embarrassing to the club.
Lille currently sit in 12th place after five rounds of play in Ligue 1 with only six points to show for their efforts so far. Their last league game at home was a 2-1 loss to Paris St. Germain and they can expect another tough battle from today's visitors who have yet to lose in any match in all competitions this season.
The team will need Saloman Kalou to step it up on the pitch as he only has one so far this year and is being heavily relied on to produce this season.
A Lille victory is still favoured at 2.16 in the outright while the home/home result in the halftime/fulltime bumps it up to 3.45.
The draw result is sitting at 3.30 over at Sportsbook.com
Lyon were used to playing in the Champion’s League, but this season are in the 2nd tier Europa League where they defeated Sparta Prague at home midweek with a 2-1 victory. Midfielder Michel Bastos and forward Bafetimbi Gomis have produced solid starts for the Eastern French club with 3 goals a piece for an offense that has been strong off the mark.
With 4 points from 2 games on the road so far, Lyon looks rather attractive at 3.35.
They have scored in every match so far this year and have score at least 2 goals in each of their last 3 matches so take a look at the both teams to score option which is paying out 1.73.
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