Bastia vs Lyon Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
One side is fighting for survival and the other hoping to qualify for Europe when they meet this Sunday. Read on for our preview of the game.
Bastia VS Lyon Predictions
Full Time: 0 - 0
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals
Reason For Bastia VS Lyon Betting Tips
Bastia are rock bottom of the Ligue 1 table heading into Sunday’s game, but their opponents Lyon need points for reasons of their own as the end of the season approaches. The home side have only won 1 match since the turn of the year, but it was in their last game at Dijon, when they emerged victorious 2-1. At the minute they still look nailed on to be relegated to Ligue 2 unless a dramatic turnaround in form takes place before the close of the campaign.
Goals have continued to be a problem all season long for Bastia and they have found the net only 26 times from their 32 games so far. Despite only winning 6 times, their 10 draws mean that they are only 3 points from 17th placed Nancy. Because of their terrible record in 2017 however, it looks as though they will drop a division come May. Striker Enzo Crivelli has been the star man for Bastia, managing 8 goals, many of which have been match-winners, for his team and following a spell of absence from action through injury, he will be needed if the club are to have any chance of staying up.
Lyon meanwhile were looking in great shape to finish 4th and take a Europa League place for 2016/17 when they were shocked in a 4-1 defeat at home to another relegation-threatened side, Lorient, last weekend. They are now 5 points above 5th placed Bordeaux with 6 matches left to play and in the box seat to take that European place, but last weekend’s outcome will have given the chasing pack an incentive. They are also coming off the back of a Thursday night Europa League quarter-final 1st leg tie at home to Besiktas, which was delayed because of crowd trouble.
Lyon have a habit of late goals so our advice is to back a bet of Over 1.5 Second Half Goals in this one at odds of 4/5 with bet365.
For our correct score prediction, we see Lyon winning the game at odds of 11/1 with the same bookmaker.