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BetKing Preview: Olympique Lyon v Nice: Expect both sides to score

12:01 PM WAT 18/05/2018
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Bruno Genesio’s men will be looking to outwit Lucien Favre’s side as they aim to nick a place in Europe's elite club competition next term

Olympique Lyon welcome Nice to the Groupama Stadium for their French Ligue 1 outing on Saturday evening.

Bruno Genesio’s men are aware that anything short of the three points in this game could spell danger for them as they could as well bid their Champions League appearance for next season goodbye. They are two points adrift of second-placed Monaco and one point above the Europa League spot and Olympique Marseille.

Strasbourg halted their seven-game winning streak in the top-flight last weekend following their 3-2 loss at Stade de la Meinau and will be eager to bounce back to winning ways here.

The reverse fixture of this game in November last year ended 5-0 in favour of Les Gones and are (1.48) to clinch yet another victory over their visitors with BetKing.

A chance for both sides cancelling each other out at the end of 90 minutes is available at the price of (5.00).

Nice also have a lot to play for in this encounter as they hope to cement a Europa League spot at the end of the term. They are placed sixth on the log with 54 points from 27 games, two points above closest rivals Bordeaux.

Although they won their last tie with Caen after failing to nick the maximum points in their previous matches, nevertheless, they have been tagged as clear underdogs for this game at odds of (6.00).

The seven-time league champions are unbeaten in their last four games on their turf and are (1.13) to avoid defeat in the clash with Lucien Favre’s men.

Both sides have found the net in two of their last four meetings and considering the importance of this match to them, the bookmakers are hence offering (1.52) for goal action at both ends of the pitch.

Lyon have registered 27 goals in their previous eight outings which indicate that a lot of goals will likely surface in the encounter and BetKing has quoted odds of (1.40) for over 2.5 goals.