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 Lyon vs Nantes 

Competition – France Ligue 1

Stadium – Parc OL

Date: 7th May 2017

Kick-off time – 16:00 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

Lyon need to win this game if they want to keep their spot in the top 4 and qualify for Europe next season.

Lyon are currently 4th in the league table with 57 points after 34 games.

They are just 1 poimt above 5th placed Bordeaux, but have a game in hand on them.

They have won only 2 of their last 6 league games, losing 3 and drawing one.

Their home form is currently not so good – they have lost their last 2 home league matches and will  be looking to get back to winning ways here.

They have scored at least one goal in all of their last 9 home matches in all competitions.

Nantes are 8th in the league standings with 48 points from 35 games.

They trail 7th placed Saint-Etienne by just 1 point.

They have been impressing in the league recently having won their last 2 games on the bounce  and they have lost only once in their last 6 league games.

Their away form is also good – they have 2 wins and a draw from their last 3 away league matches and they will be hoping to upset Lyon in this game.

Bookmakers make Lyon odds-on favourites to come out on top in this tie.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Lyon last 5 matches (most recent first):
03/05/17 (a)Ajax 4-1 L
28/04/17 (a)Angers 1-2 W
23/04/17 (h)Monaco 1-2 L
20/04/17 (a)Besiktas 2-1 L
13/04/17 (h)Besiktas 2-1 W
 
Nantes last 5 matches (most recent first):
29/04/17 (h)Lorient 1-0 W
22/04/17 (a)Caen 0-2 W
16/04/17 (h)Bordeaux 0-1 L
09/04/17 (a)Saint-Étienne 1-1 D
02/04/17 (h)Angers 2-1 W

Last time they met: Nantes 0-6 Lyon

Other fixtures taking place this week in France Ligue 1:

France Ligue 1 Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Monaco 38 30 5 3 107 31 +76 95
2 Paris Saint-Germain 38 27 6 5 83 27 +56 87
3 OGC Nice 38 22 12 4 63 36 +27 78
4 Olympique Lyonnais 38 21 4 13 77 48 +29 67
5 Olympique de Marseille 38 17 11 10 57 41 +16 62
6 Girondins de Bordeaux 38 15 14 9 53 43 +10 59
7 Nantes 38 14 9 15 40 54 -14 51
8 Saint-Étienne 38 12 14 12 41 42 -1 50
9 Stade Rennais FC 38 12 14 12 36 42 -6 50
10 Guingamp 38 14 8 16 46 53 -7 50
11 LOSC Lille Métropole 38 13 7 18 40 47 -7 46
12 Angers SCO 38 13 7 18 40 49 -9 46
13 Toulouse 38 10 14 14 37 41 -4 44
14 Metz 38 11 10 17 39 72 -33 43
15 Montpellier Hérault SC 38 10 9 19 48 66 -18 39
16 Dijon 38 8 13 17 46 58 -12 37
17 Caen 38 10 7 21 36 65 -29 37
18 Lorient 38 10 6 22 44 70 -26 36
19 Nancy 38 9 8 21 29 52 -23 35
20 Bastia 38 8 10 20 29 54 -25 34

France Ligue 1 Results

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