Eliminated in the semifinals of the French Cup, Nantes and Lyon have their paths crossed this Friday, 12 April. The game is part of the schedule of the thirty-second round of the French Championship in its 2018/2019 edition. It will be held at the stadium of La Beaujoire in Nantes. The forecast is that the ball begins to roll at 3:45 p.m. (Brasília time).
Enjoy the Betfair welcome bonus of up to $ 400 for Brazilian bettors and your LotoEsporte, the Millionaire Factory!The Ligue 1 has 38 days scheduled in the season. He leads champion and vice to the group stage of the 2019/2020 edition of the Champions League. The third-place finisher also has the chance to get there, but he has to go through the qualifiers first. The fourth place goes to Europa League. The relegation is reserved for the last three. The two bottoms go straight to Ligue 2. The third-butt still has a chance to escape competing in a playoff with the third-placed Second Division.
Having entered the field on Sunday, April 7, to fulfill their commitment for Matchday 31 of Ligue 1, four days after their elimination in the semifinals of the Cup of France with the defeat, 3-0, to Paris Saint-Germain, Nantes showed that it had not recovered. Acting once again as a visitor, he was beaten by Toulouse, 1-0.In addition to the defeat, which left the team parked at 31 points (eight wins, seven draws and 15 losses) in the fifteenth place in the table of classification of the French Championship, the confrontation reinforced the concern with two problems.The first one offensive. It was the third match in the last four that the team failed to score. The second of the athletes’ behavior. It was also the third game in this group of clashes in which the team ended the dispute at a numerical disadvantage once they had a player expelled.What has somewhat relieved the charges is the fact that the Nantes presents a relatively comfortable difference compared to the Dijon, eighteenth and first team in the relegation zone. Seven points separate them. The situation is not irreversible. Nor is the fall a major threat. In this way, the team is fulfilling the commitments that remain thinking more in the next season than in the current one.
Lyon seems to have experienced the same situation. After losing at home to Rennes 3-2 in the semi-finals of the French Cup, they fell four days later to Dijon, who are in the sidelines of the French Championship, also in their domains, by 3 to 1 .But in his case the loss of the three points had consequences. Standing at 56 points (16 wins, eight draws and seven losses), the team saw Lille, second placed, open the gap between them to five points in the fight for the runners-up and the vacant spot in the next edition of the Champions League . Something worth a lot of money and a much calmer preparation for next season.He may even have sealed the resignation of coach Bruno Genesio at the end of the French Championship although, of course, the board does not confirm that he has made that decision. In this way, the coach has this final stretch of tournament to try to reverse the situation.For Friday’s meeting, he has two casualties to administer. Defenders Ferland Mendy (25 matches in the 2018/2019 French Championship, two goals) and Kenny Tete (ten matches, no goal) are in the care of the medical department.
1. Latest info before playing bets on Nantes vs Lyon!
Given that he has a less played match and 7 points ahead of the relegation area, Nantes will probably be without problems in Ligue 1.
He is in a series of 4 consecutive stages without victory. Moreover, she was defeated every time in the last three stages.
Besides the three consecutive defeats, we can add the failure of the French Cup, where it lost 3-0 against the PSG en-tither champion. (See summary of the match here).
Girotto was eliminated in the previous round. Therefore, he is suspended for confrontation with Lyon.
It occupies the third stage of the podium in Ligue 1, at a distance of 5 points from the second place, Lille, and 6 points from the 4th place, Etienne.
After being eliminated in the Champions League, he managed to win the next two matches played in Ligue 1. With his 6 points against Montpellier and Rennes, he began to dream of the second position but suffered two unexpected defeats, both on their own, one in the French Cup and one in Ligue 1.
He has the second best offensive line in the championship, the only team to score more goals this season being the PSG leader.
The coach of Lyon will not be able to rely on Ferland Mendy’s services, injured since mid-March.
2. Nantes vs Lyon probable teams.
Nantes: Tatarusanu – Kwateng, Ie, Carlos, Traore – Toure, Moutoussamy, Rongier – Boschillia, Coulibaly, Lima.
Lyon: Lopes – Dubois, Marcelo, Marcal, Tete – N’Dombele, Tousart, Aouar – Fekir, Depai – Dembele.
3. Information about the latest direct meetings!
Nantes did not enforce in any of the previous 8 direct meetings.
In the turn of the season, the two teams drew on the field of Lyon with the score of 1-1.
3 of the last five direct meetings ended with the victory of Lyon.
Football Prediction of the Day Nantes vs Lyon
With more time to absorb the defeat in the French Cup and with objectives to pursue in Ligue 1, Lyon has the prognosis in its success, even acting outside the home, as the most appropriate guess in the duel of Friday against Nantes by Thirty-second round of the French Championship version 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Lyon
Lyon will seek to retaliate after the shameful defeat of the 3-1 against Dijon.
Lyon is determined to secure a Champions League spot as soon as possible and I am looking forward to a very offensive game against Nantes.
Lyon did not impress on the failure she had suffered in the previous round, but she is certainly able to defeat Nantes who suffers a big fall.
Memphis Depay is expected to return to Lyon’s first 11 for this match.
Vahid Halilodzic’s students are in a series of four consecutive defeats in all competitions, and this makes me bet that the team coached by Bruno Genesio will come back home with at least one point since they are heading for a Champions League.
Prediction Today: over 2,5 goals