Lyon Aims Rare Victory Against Lille at Stade Pierre Mauroy

Florin P. - November 18, 2016

Resurgent Lyon fields offensive starting formation on the road against depleted Lille, after winning back to back games in distinct competitions (7:45 p.m UK Time).

It took a while for you want to win on the road, but they finally did it and defeated to lose two weeks ago. Now they go for back-to-back victories away from home, but they need to collect all three points on a difficult stadium. Stade Pierre Mauroy turns into a fortress whenever Lille meets a tough opponent and this is exactly what will happen on Friday.

No Injury Concerns for Lyon

The visitors will be able to field the best starting formation except for Fekir who picked up a red card and is serving a suspension. There are no new injuries and all the players were previously unavailable have return to fitness and are expected to play. Lyon benefited greatly from having two weeks off after the busy schedule of late October.

Lyon is not expected to rest any players ahead of the match against Dynamo Zagreb. Even though they play on the road and desperately need the three points, they are confident in their ability to win with relative ease. It is far more important to focus on the task at hand, which is defeating Lille. If they failed to win this match, their chances to win the trophy will vanish altogether.

Few Goals Scored at Home by Lille

A couple of years ago, Lille used to be a tough nut to crack when it had home pitch advantage. They still cause plenty of headaches to visiting teams, but they rarely win. The reason for why this happens is that they struggled offensively and scored an average of one goal per match.

These problems are further amplified by the fact that no fewer than eight players are either missing or doubtful ahead of this fixture. Under these circumstances, it is worth trusting the visitors to win on the road while taking the cover off a 0:0 Asian handicap. bet365 Sports offers even odds on this outcome and will refund the stakes if the match ends in a draw.

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