Strasbourg Hot Streak at Risk
No, Doctor Strange has nothing to do with Strasbourg sitting in fourth place and Lyon sitting in ninth place. He only messed things up in the Marvel universe.
Having cleared that up, I think it’s important to point out that Strasbourg hasn’t lost in its last eight games. On the other hand, Lyon, a well-established powerhouse, won just two of its last five games. The thing with powerhouses is that a soccer betting upset is never off the table.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Ligue 1 odds for Strasbourg vs Lyon. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Strasbourg Hasn’t Lost Since January
There are three Ligue 1 teams that haven’t lost in their last five games, however, only Strasbourg hasn’t lost since January. That has allowed them to remain in the race for a Champions League ticket, which would be historic for the club.
Most recently, they defeated Lens 1-0 thanks to Ludovic Ajorque, who scored from the penalty spot. Ajorque is the team’s top scorer with 11 goals, he’s followed by Habibou Diallo with nine. They could be enough for you to consider including Strasbourg in your soccer picks, but there’s more.
The home-side defensive unit has improved during the streak. The team finished with a clean sheet in four of their last five games. That includes the games against Nice and Monaco, fifth and sixth in the standings.
The +155 price doesn’t do justice to Strasbourg’s recent performances, and they’ve been even better when playing at home, where they own a 9-3-3 record (5-6-4 on the road).
Lyon Doesn’t Give Up
After a terrible first half of the season, Lyon has managed to turn things around. Enough to be sitting in ninth place, only six points behind Strasbourg. Keep in mind that they’re also competing in the UEL. They visited West Ham United on Thursday and finished with a draw (1-1) in the first leg of the Quarterfinals.
Domestically, they defeated Bordeaux 3-2 in the last fixture. Moussa Dembele was the Man of the Match after scoring twice, however, it was Tete who scored the winning goal with only 10 minutes left on the clock.
Dembele is the team’s top scorer with 12 goals. Rumor has it that Dembele could move to London (Arsenal) or Manchester (United) for next season.
The visitors come in as the soccer lines underdogs thanks to a +175 price. Lyon pulled off an upset for the last time in the Round of 16 of the UEL. They defeated Porto 1-0 in Portugal while offering a +300 price.
Their road record in Ligue 1 isn’t the best (4-5-5), but they haven’t lost in their last three games.
Strasbourg vs Lyon Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 94
- Strasbourg Victories: 26 (123 goals)
- Lyon Victories: 48 (159 goals)
- Draws: 20
Lyon was the Ligue 1 odds favorite for their first meeting and didn’t disappoint. Moussa Dembele, Jason Denayer, and Lucas Paqueta led the home side to a 3-1 victory. Habib Diallo scored for the visitors.
You can expect goals. The total went over in eight of their last 10 encounters. Lyon scored in all games, while Strasbourg failed to do so in three.
Strasbourg vs Lyon Game Information
- Date: Sunday, April 10th
- Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg
- Strasbourg vs Lyon Live Stream: fuboTV
Strasbourg vs Lyon Betting Lines
|Strasbourg||pk -125||+155||2½-120o||1½+135o / 1½-165u|
Strasbourg vs Lyon Prediction
Ludovic Ajorque is on fire. Moussa Dembele is on fire. You can expect both teams to score and the total to go over. Regarding the result; this is a great opportunity for Strasbourg to send a clear message. A victory would practically eliminate Lyon from UCL contention, that should be enough for them to go all-in – the home side will be considerably more rested.
Score Prediction: Strasbourg 2, Lyon 1