St Etienne – Lyon Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 24.01.2021

⚽ St Etienne – Lyon Predictions

St Etienne – Lyon Tips and Odds. January 24, 21:00 FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 21.

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  • This Rhône derby could be the catalyst for safety or the title for these rivals, with St-Étienne desperate to end a five-game winless streak that has them slipping towards the relegation zone (D3, L2), and Lyon needing to halt a two-game winless run (D1, L1) that’s knocked them off top spot and is threatening to see them lose pace on new frontrunners PSG and Lille.
  • St-Étienne have themselves to blame for their recent form after scoring the opener in three of their last four Ligue 1 (L1) home games, but going on to draw each time (D4). That included 1-1 draws vs the new top two which shows their ability to grind out a result against the top teams, despite their paltry average of just 1.0 goals scored per L1 home game this term.
  • Lyon were subjected to a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Metz last time out, ending their 16-game unbeaten L1 run (W10, D6), a run that saw Lyon score 2+ goals on ten occasions. An average of 1.95 goals scored per top-flight match this term – their highest average at this stage for three seasons – indicates they could score 2+ goals again here, especially as they’ve netted twice in three of the last four derbies (W3, L1).
  • The visitors remain unbeaten in eight away games (W5, D3), and that’s despite conceding before HT in four. However, all five of Lyon’s L1 away wins involved them scoring first, which they’ll be especially keen to do again considering nine of the last ten competitive H2Hs held at St-Étienne were won by the first scorer.
  • Players to watch: St-Étienne’s Romain Hamouma has scored the opener in all three league games he’s found the net this term. Similarly, Memphis Depay has been Lyon’s first goalscorer in five of their previous eight L1 matches.
  • Hot stat: Three of the last four derbies have featured 4+ yellow cards and a penalty.
Head-to-head matches: ST ETIENNE – LYON
08.11.20 L1 Lyon St Etienne 2 : 1
01.03.20 L1 Lyon St Etienne 2 : 0
06.10.19 L1 St Etienne Lyon 1 : 0
20.01.19 L1 St Etienne Lyon 1 : 2
23.11.18 L1 Lyon St Etienne 1 : 0

FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 21
St Etienne – Lyon
Kick-off: January 24, 21:00
Prediction: Away Win
Odds: 1.47@Bwin