Lyon vs Ajaccio: Lyon will begin its Ligue One campaign against newcomer Ajaccio at 20:00 at Groupama Stadium stadium, Lyon City, France. The club is certain of getting victorious and they are certain to be contenders for the title this season.
Lyon is currently in the 12th position and may go to the top of the league after today’s game.
Lyon did not qualify for European competition this season and wants to quickly put aside the woeful performance of last season. On the other hand, Ajaccio will be returning after 9 years of being in the lower division.
Lyon have had a very poor pre-season campaign with 3 wins, 2 losses, and a draw. Ajaccio played just four matches; they won one match, lost two, and drew one.
Lyon look set to make use of the 4-2-3-1 system in the match, utilising Anthony Lopes, Malo Gusto, Thiago Mendes, Castello Lukeba, Nicolas Tagliafico, Johann Lepenant, Houssem Aouar, Tetê, Lucas Paquetá, Karl Toko Ekambi and Alexandre Lacazette.
Lyon fans should brace themselves for the versatile and intelligent striker to assist them in scoring goals this season.
The manager does not have any injury issues going into this match. His likely lineup is Benjamin Leroy, Mickal Alphonse, Cedric Avinel, Oumar Gonzalez, Ismael Diallo, Vincent Marchetti, Thomas Mangani, Cyrille Bayala, Kevin Spadanuda, Bevic Moussiti-Oko, and Romain Hamouma.
Ajaccio will play a 4-3-2-1 formation.
Lyon will be without their left-back, Henrique, who suffered a serious injury, and will be replaced by the former Ajax defender Nicolas, who joined the team this season.
New player Tolisso is not expected to start because he joined Lyon from Bayern Munich this summer with an injury. Lacazette is likely to start after suffering from a bee attack in the preseason.
After he was signed by Lens, Johann Lepenant, a young starlet for the French giant who performed admirably in preseason, may get his debut match in a real competition against Ajaccio.
Ajaccio have no injuries or suspensions to worry about, and the manager is expected to work with the entire squad, which gives them an advantage over their opponent in this match.
Lyon have been top notch in the league and they are expected to find it easy against their newcomers. Scoring goals will be easy for them because of the experience in the squad.
Prediction: Lyon 3-0 Ajaccio.
Head to Head: Both teams have played 16 matches. Olympic has won 11 matches, drawn 2, and lost 3 matches. In their last match, Lyon defeated Ajaccio by two goals to one.
Lyon have scored a total of 35 goals, and Ajaccio have put in 18 goals. In those matches, both have never received a yellow card or a red card.
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