Lyon vs Montpellier

The biggest barrier to a Lyon win over Nimes on Friday night at Groupama Stadium.

This will be Lyon’s third match in eight days after their 0-0 draw at Bordeaux last Friday and 2-1 defeat at Montpellier in a rearranged game on Tuesday night.

Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele were rested for most of the 90 minutes against Montpellier and are expected to return to the starting line-up.

Similarly, Nimes also suffered defeat in their last outing as they came out on the wrong end of the scoreline in a six-goal thriller with Rennes.

The visiting team coach Bernard Blaquart will face difficult task after four of their usual starting 11 are ruled out: centre-back Pablo Martinez, left-back Birger Meling, central midfielder Lucas Deaux and left winger Romain Philippoteaux all miss this trip.

Lyon have a 7-2 advantage against Nimes in nine matches with the Champions League semi-finalist have won the last three encounters including a 4-0 win over the away side last season, Memphis Depay (2), Houssem Aouar and Joachim Andersen on target.

Lyon have been tip to win with the 1.20 odds on Betpay with over 2.5 most likely to come with 1.45 odds on Betpay also.

However, Nimes could likely to score an away goal which could result to GG Betpay offers 1.85 odds

PREDICTION: Lyon 3-1 Nimes, Betpay award an odd of 12.05 for this outcome on their platform.

Lens vs Bordeaux

Lens is hosting Bordeaux at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in round 4 in Ligue 1 on Saturday afternoon.

Lens triumphed over Lorient in a five-goal thriller last time out, while Bordeaux managed to keep Lyon at bay as they played out a goalless stalemate with Les Gones last week.

Lens have managed to put their opening-day defeat to Nice behind them by two consecutive victories which see last season’s Ligue 2 runners move to seven place in the long table.

Bordeaux is still undefeated in Ligue 1 with 2 draws and 1 win which Jean-Louis Gasset’s men sit in the 10th place. Basic and Maja have each scored 1 goal for Bordeaux so far this season with the visiting side are yet to concede a goal this term so far.

Head to Head

The clubs have not played at this ground since 2014 when Bordeaux won 2-1 but overall Lens have only won 1 game from the last 5 meetings between the clubs.

Lens last beat Bordeaux when at home in 2011 but the away side are likely to get their second victory with Betpay offer good odds of 3.35.

The encounter could end Under 2.5 with 1.55 for Betpay odds

PREDICTIONS: Lens 0-1 Bordeaux, Betpay award an odd of correct score 10.40 odds


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