Lyon has not tasted victory in six consecutive games, but that streak could end this weekend when the Olympique Lyonnais host St. ́Etienne at Parc Olympique Lyonnais for a derby contest with kickoff at 11 pm.
Meanwhile, Marseille’s opponents find themselves at the foot of the Ligue 1 table and are looking to end a dismal run of six consecutive league defeats.
Despite losing the game against Troyes, Peter Bosz’s side has not lost a league match since mid-September, but rather than losses, it is four consecutive draws that have prevented Lyon from climbing up the table.
Lyon defeated Troyes 2–1 on 25 January, the first time they had won since the end of November, with Moussa Dembele scoring from the penalty spot to leave his side five points of the European qualification spots.
The following Sunday, Lyon will take on Saint-Etienne in a match to see them attempt to win for the second time in a row this season.
Taking over Claude Puel in mid-December, Pascal Dupraz has overseen a streak of Ligue 1 results that read two wins, two draws, and two losses. The new boss is concerned that both losses took place under his watch.
After picking up two victories in the Coupe de France, Dupraz is still looking for his first league win as Les Verts boss after a 2-1 loss at Lens last weekend.
Lyon vs. St. Etienne Head to Head
Both sides have 34 games against each other, with hosts taking 20 wins while opponents with 6 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Troyes 0-1 Lyon
- Lyon 1-1 PSG
- Lyon 1-1 Metz
- Lille 0-0 Lyon
- Lyon 1-1 Rangers
- Etienne 1-2 Lens
- Jura Sud 1-4 St. Etienne
- Etienne 0-1 Nantes
- Etienne 0-5 Rennes
- Brest 1-0 St. Etienne
Lyon Team News
Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Sinaly Diomande have recently returned to training, but neither player is fit enough to feature on Friday.
Emerson Palmieri is expected to miss out due to illness, while Tino Kadewere, Islam Slimani, and Karl Toko Ekambi are all currently away on international duty.
St. Etienne Team News
Due to the Africa Cup of Nations, Saint-Etienne will be without five players; Harold Moukoudi, Saidou Sow, Yvan Neyou, Denis Bouanga, and Khazri have all been called up.
Meanwhile, the visitors are also without Arnaud Nordin, Etienne Green, and Romain Hamouma due to injury problems.
Prediction and Odds
Home and away, Lyon and Saint-Etienne have kept exactly one clean sheet, which is why we’re predicting that this game could be super-high scoring.
- Lyon Win
- Both Teams to Score
- Goals Over 2.5