Football betting preview: Olympique Lyonnais favourites when Nîmes visits

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Fri 18.September
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Groupama Stadium (59186 seats)

Only a few games have been played in the Ligue 1 so far, with Olympique Lyonnais placed 11th and Nîmes sitting in the 13th position.

There haven't been much time to rest for the hosts, as they played a Ligue 1 match only three days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Montpellier.

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Olympique Lyonnais form and stats

Olympique Lyonnais have only played one Ligue 1 game here so far, a win. Last season their home statistics were 5 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats from 13 matches.

Olympique are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 1-2 away versus Montpellier. 0-0 away at Bordeaux before that.

Early season league goal statistics from Olympique Lyonnais's 1 home game: 4 goals, 1 conceded.

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Nîmes form and stats

Nîmes have played one away game so far, a loss. Last season their away games stats in the Ligue 1 were 1 victory, 4 draws and 9 defeats from 14 fixtures.

Nîmes might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. Rennes proved too strong as Nîmes slumped to a 2-4 defeat in front of their own fans at Stade des Costières. Prior to that match, the Nîmes manager J. Arpinon faced defeat when travelling to Nantes and losing 1-2.

As you can tell from the result, the match against Rennes was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today?

Nîmes have the goal stats of 1-2 (for/against) from 1 business trip in the league at this early stage of the season.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last three matches): Olympique three wins, zero draws and Nîmes zero victories. As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one game had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

OlympiqueM. Depay
M. Depay
4 goals
NîmesZ. Ferhat
Z. Ferhat
2 goals
NîmesB. Meling
B. Meling
1 goals

Olympique Lyonnais missing players

Nîmes missing players

Olympique Lyonnais Nîmes
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
3 1 0 Played P 1 1 3
1 1 0 Won W 0 0 1
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
1 0 0 Lost L 1 1 2
5 4 0 Scored S 1 1 7
3 1 0 Conceded C 2 2 6
67% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 100% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 100% 100%
33% 100% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 67%
33% 100% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 33%
67% 100% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 100% 67%
33% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 33%
33% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
9.7 13 0 Corners for (avg) C F 8 8 6.7
3.3 2 0 Corners against (avg) C A 4 4 4
2.7 3 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2 2
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
64 23 0 Total Shots T S 18 18 47
18 7 0 Shots on Target S O 7 7 21
28% 57% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 14% 14% 33%
Olympique Lyonnais Last season Nîmes
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
28 13   Played P   14 28
11 5   Won W   1 7
7 4   Drew D   4 6
10 4   Lost L   9 15
42 17   Scored S   12 29
27 7   Conceded C   29 44
93% 85%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   86% 93%
68% 54%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   71% 68%
46% 23%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   71% 54%
21% 8%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   43% 32%
11% 8%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   14% 11%
43% 23%   BTTS BTTS   57% 46%
32% 46%   Clean Sheets C S   14% 25%
32% 46%   Failed to Score F T   43% 36%
 
4.6 5.2   Corners for (avg) C F   4.7 5.1
4.3 4.4   Corners against (avg) C A   4.8 4.5
1.8 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.5 1.6
4 2   Red cards R C   2 6
 
354 166   Total Shots T S   151 357
137 66   Shots on Target S O   46 112
31% 26%   Goal Efficiency G E   26% 26%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rennes 3 2 1 0 7 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 5 3 3 7
2 Monaco 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
3 Lille 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
4 Saint-Etienne 2 2 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6
5 Montpellier 3 2 0 1 6 4 2 2 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
6 Olympique Marseille 2 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 6
7 Lens 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 4 4 1 6
8 Nice 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 3 3 1 6
9 Angers SCO 3 2 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
10 Bordeaux 3 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 5
11 Olympique Lyonnais 3 1 1 1 5 3 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 4
12 Nantes 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 4
13 Nîmes 3 1 0 2 7 6 2 1 0 1 6 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 3
14 Lorient 3 1 0 2 5 6 2 1 0 1 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 -1 3
15 Brest 3 1 0 2 4 7 1 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 4 -3 3
16 Reims 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 -2 1
17 Metz 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -2 0
18 PSG 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -2 0
19 Dijon 3 0 0 3 1 7 2 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 -6 0
20 Strasbourg 3 0 0 3 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 5 -6 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 PSG 27 22 2 3 75 24 14 12 1 1 44 11 13 10 1 2 31 13 51 68
2 Olympique Marseille 28 16 8 4 41 29 14 8 4 2 21 14 14 8 4 2 20 15 12 56
3 Rennes 28 15 5 8 38 24 14 9 2 3 25 14 14 6 3 5 13 10 14 50
4 Lille 28 15 4 9 35 27 15 11 2 2 24 9 13 4 2 7 11 18 8 49
5 Reims 28 10 11 7 26 21 14 5 7 2 12 7 14 5 4 5 14 14 5 41
6 Nice 28 11 8 9 41 38 15 8 4 3 28 20 13 3 4 6 13 18 3 41
7 Olympique Lyonnais 28 11 7 10 42 27 13 5 4 4 17 7 15 6 3 6 25 20 15 40
8 Montpellier 28 11 7 10 35 34 14 10 2 2 26 10 14 1 5 8 9 24 1 40
9 Monaco 28 11 7 10 44 44 14 8 2 4 29 22 14 3 5 6 15 22 0 40
10 Angers SCO 28 11 6 11 28 33 15 8 3 4 20 13 13 3 3 7 8 20 -5 39
11 Strasbourg 27 11 5 11 32 32 13 7 3 3 22 14 14 4 2 8 10 18 0 38
12 Bordeaux 28 9 10 9 40 34 13 4 5 4 19 12 15 5 5 5 21 22 6 37
13 Nantes 28 11 4 13 28 31 14 6 2 6 11 11 14 5 2 7 17 20 -3 37
14 Brest 28 8 10 10 34 37 14 6 6 2 21 11 14 2 4 8 13 26 -3 34
15 Metz 28 8 10 10 27 35 14 5 4 5 18 17 14 3 6 5 9 18 -8 34
16 Dijon 28 7 9 12 27 37 14 6 6 2 20 15 14 1 3 10 7 22 -10 30
17 Saint-Etienne 28 8 6 14 29 45 14 4 6 4 15 18 14 4 0 10 14 27 -16 30
18 Nîmes 28 7 6 15 29 44 14 6 2 6 17 15 14 1 4 9 12 29 -15 27
19 Amiens SC 28 4 11 13 31 50 14 3 5 6 17 23 14 1 6 7 14 27 -19 23
20 Toulouse 28 3 4 21 22 58 13 3 0 10 11 24 15 0 4 11 11 34 -36 13

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Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.