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Lyon vs Angers, French Ligue 1 – Preview, Prediction, Head to Head, Predicted Lineups and Live Stream

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Lyon and Angers will confront each other on Friday at the Groupama Stadium for their game of the second round of the French Ligue 1. The two sides started the new season with triumphs and will hope to keep adding points to their counts.

Lyon’s new Brazilian bosses on the sporting side made the ideal begin to their tenure a week ago – and another triumph looks set to come their way against Angers.

Bruno Genesio was replaced responsible for Les Gones this summer by previous Arsenal and Barcelona left-back Sylvinho as head coach and ex-Lyon legend Juninho Pernambucano as technical director, the two appointments coming as something of an astonishment.

That is because, specifically, this is Sylvinho’s first time in the driving seat, despite the fact that he has been assistant manager of Cruzeiro, Inter Milan and the Brazil national team. In any case, no inquiries were asked as Lyon stormed to a 3-0 opening Ligue 1 triumph at Monaco a week ago.

After completing the third last season, 19 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germain, the conspicuous aim this time around will be to close the gap, maybe win a domestic trophy and furthermore arrive at the knockout stage of the Champions League, as Lyon did the last term.

Maddens, in the meantime, have now settled themselves as a mid-table staple in the French top flight and started their fifth back to back season at that level with a 3-1 home win over Bordeaux, upsetting an early shortfall with all the goals scored in the first half.

This is particularly the honeymoon period for Sylvinho and Juninho at the Lyon rudder and their team are well worth support against substandard opposition , for example, Angers until indications of weaknesses rise.

Lyon made light work of their enemies Monaco a week ago on opening day with an agreeable 3-0 win. The hosts involved the driving seat directly from the kick-off and required only five minutes to break the deadlock. It was surely a one-sided match, without a doubt, with their counterparts overseeing not more than one shot on objective all through the hour and a half.

Angers appreciated a comparable outcome in their last matchup at home which saw them record each of the three with a 3-1 triumph over Bordeaux. The pressure, in any case, will be on the guests, on Friday, as they prepare to take on the second runners up of last season in their first trip on the road.

The home team surrendered to defeat on only three events in the past edition of the league and will expectation secure consecutive successes when they square up with Angers.

Lyon have signed Jeff Reine-Adélaïde from Angers yet the two clubs have an agreement that the midfielder won’t include here.

Notwithstanding little pre-season, Youssouf Koné was thrust straight into the beginning XI against Monaco a week ago and will proceed in the XI against Angers with Marcal an uncertainty.

Lucas Tousart played at the base of midfield against Monaco, permitting Thiago Mendes to prosper in a further advanced role; Sylvinho is probably going to keep a similar three here.

Ismäel Traoré and Sada Thioub were both missing against Bordeaux following their summer efforts and could be rested again on Friday.

Casimir Ninga, recently signed from Caen, could begin the left flank with Pereira Lage taking up a progressively central role.

Rachid Alioui could likewise be an alternative at center-forward for Stéphane Moulin.

Lyon vs Angers Head to Head (h2h)

  • The two sides have previously met each other eight times.
  • Their last experience completed 2-1 for Lyon.
  • Neither one of the teams have kept a perfect sheet in their last five games.
  • Four of their last five meetings have been high scoring conflicts.

Here is everything people need to know about Lyon vs Angers match:

When does Lyon vs Angers kick-off?
Friday 16th August 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Lyon vs Angers being played?
Groupama Stadium

What TV channel/live stream is Lyon vs Angers on?
BT Sport (UK), BT Sport app

Lyon vs Angers Match Prediction

Les Gones were an extreme side to bring down on home soil last season. The squad have proven to be the top in twelve of their last nineteen games here, and have failed to get success only twice in their past twelve matchups at home in all rivalries.

The Lyon side were inconsistent in their excursions in their past campaign and have close to two successes from their last seven games on the road.

Furthermore, their lone triumph against this enemy at this venue returned 2015. Two out of Angers last three visits to Lyon have finished with the hosts proving to be the top, one of which even observed Lyon win without being breached.

Given that Lyon having been faring great against their counterparts in their recent meetings here, the success is more than liable to swing for the Sylvinho’s men at the last impact of the whistle.

The two teams have discovered the back of the net in their last five head to head conflicts. Taking into account that they likewise scored six goals between one another in their respective opening matchups, anticipate that neither one of the sides should leave with a spotless sheet intact in this one.

Lyon vs Angers Predicted Lineups

Lyon

Predicted lineup: Lopes; Dubois, Andersen, Denayer, Kone; Thiago Mendes, Tousart, Aouar; Traore, Dembele, Depay

Unavailable: Fernando Marcal (Injured)

Angers

Predicted lineup: Butelle; Manceau, Pavlovic, Thomas, Ait Nouri; Santamaria; Capelle, Reine-Adelaide, Mangani, Mathias Lage; Alioui

Unavailable: Fulgini (Injured)

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