France Ligue 1 – St Etienne v Lyon Preview (5/11/17)

Match Preview

This is usually a cracking match to watch and full of great intense rivalry between two teams who hate each other. I have been burnt before betting on the fixture so I’m always reluctant to get involved. The formbook should be thrown out of the window, but I’d say it’s Lyon who have looked better recently. Historically, OL have a strong past record in these derbies too, although have now lost on both of their last two visits to Le Stade Geoffroy Guichard. I actually think St Etienne are great value on a +0.5 handicap. How on earth are Lyon odds-on here? These odds seems very strange to me, there is no way OL should be so short. If I had more confidence in Sainte right now, I’d totally back them. But they just haven't been playing well enough for my liking and something isn’t quite right. My best guess is a draw here but it could end anything so the most sensible option is probably to refrain from betting.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None


Player importance explanation: K =Key, X =Regular XI starter, B = Bench player