Lyon Weekend Preview

Olympique Lyonnais Weekend Fixtures

  • Sat 28/09/2019 12:30 – OL v Nantes (Groupama Stadium)
  • Sat 28/09/2019 19:30 – Guingamp v OL Feminin

Lyon must look to end their disappointing sequence of draws and defeats when Nantes visit the Groupama Stadium on Saturday lunchtime. It’s now six matches (in all competitions) since Sylvinho’s team tasted victory. Only two of them have ended in defeat, but the habit of drawing games, especially from winning positions is proving costly and they find themselves four points worse off than this weekend’s opposition.

Nantes have made a fine start to the season under new manager Christian Gourcuff and they beat Rennes in midweek while Lyon were stumbling to a draw in Brest. They’ll provide a stern test for Lyon and I wouldn’t bet against yet another draw unless the Gones can produce a more cohesive performance.

The women’s team are away at Guingamp on Saturday evening, looking to maintain their one hundred per cent record and score enough goals to keep themselves top of the Ligue 1 table in the event of PSG also winning. Guingamp are currently sitting ninth in the table, with one win and two defeats to their name so far this season and I would expect Lyon to brush them aside in the usual manner, assuming there’s no hangover from their midweek Champions League exploits.