Tuesday evening, Lyon hosts LOSC for the first semi-final of the Coupe de la Ligue. Both teams will want to win this match and win their ticket to the Stade de France.
Lyon vs Lille Soccer Betting Prediction
It is much better for Olympique Lyonnais after a very complicated end of 2019. Authors of their worst start to the season in the 21st century, the Gones got back on track by winning 5 of their last 6 meetings in all competitions since their in-extremis defeat suffered at home against Rennes in mid December (0-1). Upset, the Lyonnais dominated Toulouse (4-1) and Brest (3-1) earlier in this competition to get their ticket for this last four. Otherwise, they also performed rather well in the championship by going to take a point in Reims (1-1) and then winning in Bordeaux (1-2) 10 days ago. Finally, Rudi Garcia’s men had fun against Bourg-Péronnas (0-7) and Nantes this weekend (3-4) on their first two rounds of the Coupe de France.
Opposite, the LOSC does not show itself as to its advantage as last year. Impressive last season, the Mastiffs were cut off from their best elements this summer and seem a little less efficient this year. Quickly out of the C1, they occupy only the 5th rank in the classification at 5 lengths from the podium and remain on 2 losses suffered against Monaco (5-1) and Dijon (1-0) during the last day. Fortunately for them, the Northerners are more convincing in the Cup. Winners of Raon-L’Etape (2-3) and Gonfreville (0-2) this weekend in the Coupe de France, the Lille dominated Amiens (2-0) in the quarter-final of the Coupe de la Ligue to give the right to play this semi-final.
The staff for Lyon vs Lille
Lyon still composes without the Reine-Adélaïde, Depay, Dubois and Koné holders and without the replacement Solet who are all in the infirmary. Author of 10 goals in the 1st part of the table and scorer in the last two cup matches, Moussa Dembélé is one of the best scorers of this championship.
Lille should make the trip without the young Weah and Agouzoul and without the Turkish internationals Yacizi and Celik who all remain stuck in the infirmary. However, the important midfielder Soumaré should make a comeback after being suspended in the Coupe de France. Note that the former Thiago Maia frame, very little used this season, should join Flamengo in the coming hours. Recruited this summer, Nigerian striker Osimhen has scored 10 goals this season in Ligue 1.
The compositions for Lyon vs Lille
The likely composition of Lyon:
Lopes – Rafael, Marcelo, Denayer, Marçal – Tousart, Caqueret – Traoré, Aouar, Cornet – Dembélé.
Absent: Depay, Reine-Adélaïde, Dubois, Koné, Solet (injured)
The planned tactical arrangement (4-2-3-1):
Rafael – Marcelo – Denayer – Marçal
Tousart – Caqueret
Traoré – Aouar – Cornet
The likely composition of Lille:
Maignan – Celik, Fonte, Gabriel, Reinildo – Renato Sanches, André, Soumaré, Bamba – Osimhen, Auraujo.
Absent: Weah, Agouzoul, Yacizi, Celik (injured), Thiago Maia (departure).
The planned tactical arrangement (4-4-2):
Celik – Fonte – Gabriel – Reinildo
Renato Sanches – André – Soumaré – Bamba
Osimhen – Araujo
The history of confrontations Lyon vs Lille
Taking stock of the confrontations between the two teams since 2008, Lille leads with 10 successes against 6 for Lyon and 10 draws
In the league, Lille came to win at Parc OL (0-1).
Key points for the match Lyon vs Lille
– Lille moves badly with 7 defeats in its last 10 games outside its bases.
– Lyon has just won 5 of its last 6 games.
– Lyon has the 3rd best attack in Ligue 1.
Soccer Betting Prediction Lyon vs Lille
A little better in 2020, the Lyonnais seem to be able to win to reach the final of this League Cup.
Betting Prediction: Lyon or draw and under 3.5 goals