In-Form Toulouse Gets Tested by Visiting LyonPublished April 23, 2016 by Florin P
Splitting points not an option when Lyon and Toulouse play (4:30 p.m UK Time).
Lyon extended its invincible run to six games after avoiding defeat against Nice, in a game in which they played many minutes in 10 men. That victory keeps them in the race for the Champions League, but they need to return to their winning ways if they hope to overtake Monaco for the second-place.
Lyon Back to Full Strength
In early April, Lyon played with a couple of offensive midfielders injured or suspended and still managed to pick up points against tough opponents. Now that they only have two players missing, they can exercise constant pressure on Toulouse and hope that the home side will crumble eventually. Defensive football doesn’t suit them and the subpar performance against Nice speaks for itself.
Without being the best traveling team in Ligue 1, Lyon is one the most offensive when they don’t have home pitch advantage. The fact that they also won the last two games against Toulouse by 3-0 bolsters their confidence and should encourage the visitors to go for all three points.
Toulouse Puts All Precautions Aside
The hosts are in superb form and managed to win the last three games after scoring a combined ten goals and they have kept a clean sheet over the spread. It is by far their best performance this season and they need to extend the winning streak if they want to avoid relegation.
Toulouse currently sits below the relegation line and even though a point against Lyon would be regarded as a success by specialists, the draw doesn’t help them. They will have to take more chances upfront for better or worse and this provides punters with an excellent opportunity to bet on more than 2.5 goals to be scored. bet365 Sports makes this decision much easier and potentially more lucrative, by offering odds of 9/10 on this outcome.