On 16th of January Toulouse will host Lyon at Stadium Municipal for their first H2H match this season after the last 5 ending in Lyon’s favour in hopes to change the trend in their favour.
Toulouse are currently sitting at the 14th spot in the league with an overall record of 5-6-8. In their last 5 games, Toulouse has played a draw against Dijon (2:2), won against Reims (0:1), Lille (1:2) and lost to Caen (2:1) and most recently against Strasbourg (1;2) on 13th of January. With those performances, Toulouse is 2-1-2 with 7 goals scored and 7 conceded in their last 5 matches played. Looking at their last match against Strasbourg, Toulouse conceded an early goal, only 17 minutes in, but managed to equalize 12 minutes later, when they were awarded a penalty kick. The teams combined 11 goal attempts (6-5) and 3 shots on goal (2-1) in the first half. The second half saw a bit more action, with teams combining 18 goal attempts (11-7) and 6 shots on goal (2-4), however, there was only 1 goal scored, when Sissoko managed to get Strasbourg into a lead in 64th minute. Toulouse pushed for another goal but failed to do so. The match ended with a final score of 1:2.
Lyon are currently 3rd in the league with an overall record of 9-6-4 and 33 points. They are only 4 points behind 2nd placed Lille, however, are far behind the leading PSG (50 points), who have not yet lost a league match this season. In their last 5 games, Lyon has won against Monaco (3:0), lost to Rennes (0:2) and played a draw against Lille (2:2), Montpellier (1:1) and most recently against Reims (1:1). In the match against Reims Lyon had a 67% ball possession, 15 goal attempts and 5 shots on goal, while Reims had only 33% ball possession, 9 goal attempts and 5 shots on goal. The opening goal was scored in the 34th minute by Reims who used their possession far better than Lyon, who failed to score a goal in the first half despite having 8 goal attempts. The second half was once again in Lyon’s favour, only this time they managed to score a goal in the 70th minute which levelled the match. They pushed for yet another goal in the remaining 20 minutes but failed to score, which meant the match ended 1:1, which suited Reims but not so much Lyon who were hoping for easy points against a mid-table team.
In the last 5 H2H matches between Lyon and Toulouse, Lyon won all 5. The aggregate score heavily favours Lyon (13:4), but despite that, I do not believe they will have an easy time against Toulouse tonight. Looking at the recent performances of Lyon away games, they have been performing poorly in the defensive end, letting in 11 goals, while scoring 9. As it can be seen they are more than capable of scoring goals, however, that does not mean much if the defence does not do their job. As for Toulouse, they have a similar issue. In the last matches, they have scored 7 goals whilst conceding 7. At home, Toulouse has seen at least 3 goals in the last 4 matches. Lyon on the other side scored at least 1 goal in all of their last 8 matches in all competitions. In conclusion, expect an interesting match with plenty of scoring opportunities.
Prediction: Over 2.50 goals
Odds: 1.72 SBOBET