Lyon vs Nantes Match Analysis and Prediction

Lyon will play host to opponents Nantes as the French Ligue 1 returns with a fresh set of fixturesat the Groupama Stadium on Saturday. Kickoffs is set for 14th May 2022 12:00 EAT.

Lyon are 8th on the table with 55 points from 36 played matches. They won 15 times in the league while drew on 11 and lost on 10 other occasions. In 6 of the past 6 meetings at least three goals per game have been seenopponents scoring 11 times in this period whereas Lyon totted up 17.

Lyon will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 3-2 Ligue 1 defeat last time out to FC Metz.In that game, Lyon had 64% possession, 17 shots with 5 of them on target and goals scored by Moussa Dembélé (43′, 84′). FC Metz had 15 shots with 8 of them on target and goals scored by Vincent Pajot (27′), Didier LamkelZé (40′) and Farid Boulaya (90′).

On the other hand, Nantes resides just below them at the 9th position on the table with 51 points from the 35 matches played.They won 14 times while drew on 9 and having lost on 12 other occasions. In their last 6 matches Nantes scored 13 goals having been scored against in 5 of those same matches.

Nantes will be hoping for similar results following on from a 2-1 Ligue 1 win to defeat Rennes in their most recent match.In that match, Nantes had 30% possession, 9 shots with 3 of them on target and goals scored by Kalifa Coulibaly (45′) and Nicolas Pallois (71′). Stade Rennais FC had 17 shots 5 of them on target and a goal scored by Flavien Tait (32′).

Lyon vs Nantes Head-to-head

49 matches have been played between these two teams since 1993; Lyon has 25 victories while Nantes got 12 victories and 12 games ended in stalemates.

  • Nantes 0-1 Lyon27/08/21
  • Nantes 1-2 Lyon18/04/21
  • Lyon 3-0 Nantes23/12/20
  • Nantes 3-4 Lyon18/01/20
  • Lyon 0-1 Nantes28/09/19


  • Metz 3-2 Lyon
  • Marseille 0-3 Lyon
  • Lyon 5-2 Montpellier
  • Stade Brest 29 2-1 Lyon
  • Lyon 6-1 Bordeaux


  • Nantes 2-1 Stade Rennes
  • Nice 0-1 Nantes
  • Lens 2-2 Nantes
  • Nantes 5-3 Bordeaux
  • Marseille 3-2 Nantes

Lyon team news

Peter Bosz will be without the services of SinalyDiomandé due to injury.

Nantes team news

Antoine Kombouaré will miss the services of Charles Traoré due to injury.

Prediction and Odds

Lyon haven’t been beaten in the league by Nantes in their last 3 games. They have also won their last 3 home league fixtures netting 14 goals in total. The home side remain unbeaten in 83% of the home games played this season.Meanwhile, Nantes are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games. They have also lost the last 4 h2h fixtures against this rival.

  • Lyon win
  • Goals over 2.5
  • Both teams to score

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