Ligue 1: Lyon Takes on Winless ToulousePublished October 23, 2015 by Florin P
Toulouse brace for Lyon visit after failing to win in 9 consecutive rounds (7:30 p.m UK Time)
Lyon is struggling on all fronts, with its Champions League adventure delayed by early setbacks and the mediocre performance in Ligue 1. Poor results on the road, doubled by a seemingly endless string of injuries have prevented the former champions from putting up serious opposition to PSG. They currently sit in the sixth place, but have the perfect chance to improve their position as Toulouse comes visiting.
Busy Schedule Is Hurting Lyon
The home side is still pursuing its Champions League dream, but the high frequency of games is starting to take its toll. No fewer than seven players will be absent this Friday, including a pair of offensive midfielders and defenders.
The good news is that the offensive is more or less intact and they can start with both Beauvue and Lacazette. They have scored a combined five goals and are expected to put a lot of pressure on Toulouse’s defenses, one that proved to be very permeable. The bigger absentee is midfielder Fekir who has scored four goals in as many games but is currently mending an injury.
Two Months of Drought for Toulouse
The visitors are mired in an eight-game winless streak and the specter of relegation is looming over a team that used to compete in European tournaments. They can’t even blame injuries for their abysmal results, with just two players missing and none of them are of critical importance.
After winning the opening match, their defenses suffered a complete meltdown and the team has allowed an average of 1.5 goals per match. Lyon might be hurt by injuries and players suffering from fatigue, but under these circumstances they are worth a shot. bet365 Sports is still offering juicy odds of 4/7 on the home side to prevail, for the 11th time in 16 head to head games.