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On Thursday 8th April, 2021, Red Star go head to head with Olympic Lyon at Stade de Paris in Saint-Quen, France. Will history repeats itself when David meets Goliath? Find out in this match preview.
Red Star vs. Olympique Lyon Top Free Betting Tips
Here are our top free predictions for the match.
- Market: First Half
- Our tip: Lyon win
- Odds: 8/11
- Market: Total Goals
- Our tip: Under 2.5
- Odds: 13/20
- Market: Final Result
- Our tip: Draw
- Odds: 4/1
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Olympic Lyon to Win First Half
Red Star and Lyon met in Coupe de France back in 2000. While fans of the visitors will be hoping for history to repeat itself with a 2-1 win in favor of the visitors, this should be low scoring game given the current form of both sides. We are backing Lyon to find the net first in first half and the hosts to equalize in second half. The reason is simple. The visitors are coming into this fixture with high ambitions of bagging a silverware at the end of the season.
Total Goals Under 2.5
This is expected to be a less entertaining match with both sides having top three ambitions in National 1 and League 1 respectively. We expect Lyon to rest key players to rest key players in this fixture. And given that the hosts have not lost their last four Coupe de France matches, which includes a 3-2win against League 1 RC Lens, we expect a less thrilling and tense fixture with a home side that will be hard to break down.
The Match to end in a Draw
In this fixture, both sides will be looking to progress past round 16. Lyon has conceded a goal against National 1 league sides in their last fixture. They conceded 1 against Ajaccio and 2 goals against Sochaux, all of which they were the hosts. The visitors seemed to have lost their form in the last three games, with 1-1 draw against Reims and Lens in League one. We expect Lyon to rest key players in this fixture as they prepare to make another charge at League 1 title three days later when they host Angers.
Match Preview: Red Star vs. Olympique Lyon
Red Star comes into this fixture after winning all all their last four round 32 Coupe de France matches. The hosts will be hoping to continue with that impressive record. They are only two points from League 2 promotion playoff. It is double edge sword for the hosts and there is a good chance they will not want to let their cup title hopes slip away just yet. Red Star has lost only two matches is their last seven league fixtures and playing an equally charged side in the cup tie will be a motivation enough to see them fight for promotion. And having conceded only four goals in four of their last seven matches, we expect a strong opposition from Red Star.
Lyon beat Ajaccio 5-1 at home in the French Cup back on 9th February, 2021 and also recorded another thrilling Coupe de France win of 5-2 at home against Sochaux. After the match against Sochaux, Lyon has conceded at least a goal in all their last three league 1 fixtures coming into this competition. A heavy loss of 4-2 at home to PSG and a 1-1 draw against RC Lens are particularly worrying for a side that has Champions League ambitions and League 1 title. Either way, they have their hopes on League 1 or Coupe de France Silverware and we expect Lyon to go all-out against defensive National 1 league side.
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FAQs-Red Star vs. Olympic Lyon
Where will be the match played?
The match will be live from Stade de Paris in Saint-Quen, France
At what time will the match kick-off?
Tune in to broadcasting channel for live coverage from 8.00 p.m GMT
Who are we backing in this fixture?
While Lyon looks like the favorites, edging out Red Star, a team that hasn't lost in the last four Coupe de France will not be easy.