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We are back to club league football action starting this weekend with FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

French Ligue 1
Lyon AH-1 to beat Caen @ 1.87 (Ladbrokes) – 2.5 points

Lyon have won 2 matches in a row now against some mid-table teams in their last few games, have put them back in the hunt for the title as they are within 5 points of leaders PSG and 4 points from 2nd place Marseille.

Lyon’s success this season has been due to their goal scoring efforts as they have been the 2nd highest scorers in the league with 32 goals behind PSG. Lacazette leads the league as the top goalscorer with 13 goals while Fekir (6), Gourcuff (3) and Malbranque (3) have led the support to him in scoring those goals. Lyon will be expected to take their offense strongly to 19th place Caen tonight. They will most likely miss Gourcuff tonight, who is struggling with a groin injury; but are full strength otherwise.

Caen are struggling, sitting at the bottom end of the table, conceded 28 goals (2nd worst defense in the league), with only Duhamel chipping in with some scoring efforts netting 6 out of 21 goals that they have scored all campaign. They have failed to pick up a win away from home in their last 7 games and got only 2 points out of a possible 18 in their last 6 games in the Ligue 1.

Lyon will want to go and showcase their dominance to try and win this game, and I expect them to win this hard fought encounter especially since they won 7 games in a row at home and 8 out of 9 overall conceding only 5 goals.


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