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Lyon vs Amiens Prediction & Betting tips
Of the three games on Sunday in the Ligue 1, the first is between Olympique Lyon and Amiens. Despite the poor preparation, the home team is the big favorite, do they know how to fulfill that role?
Olympique Lyon ended last season in a neat third place, just behind AS Monaco, and the club has indicated that they want more this season. What you should not do as a club is to sell the greatest talent of your youth academy, Willem Geubbels, a left booty of only sixteen years old, to a direct competitor. The transfer of Mouctar Diakhaby, a 21-year-old central defender who was mainly used as a substitute, to Valencia for as much as fifteen million euros seems to have been a great deal for Les Gones. Slightly more than half of this amount was used to take over Tanguy Ndombélé from Amiens, to have more options for the midfield.
In the preparation, Les Gones did not know how to impress the International Champions Cup. Coach Bruno Génésio consciously gave other players the chance to prepare for the new season, as the team will have to play many matches in the first many months. I can not therefore attach much value to the results from the preparation. Anyone who does seem to value the fact that Olympique Lyon does not seem to belong to the top of Europe this season is Memphis Depay. The Dutchman who has flourished again in Lyon has said to be open to a larger club, but the question is whether there is a European top club that dares to give the attacker who flopped in Manchester a chance.
Beforehand, Amiens seemed to be the top favorite last year to relegate, so the thirteenth place was a resounding surprise for most followers of French football. Christophe Pélissier managed to forge a unity of his foreign legion, who managed to keep Paris Saint Germain in a 2-2 draw at home. In the preparation for the new season, Amiens only played three games, so unfortunately little can be said about the shape of the team at the moment.
Star player at Amiens last season was Tanguy Ndombélé who, as mentioned earlier this season, plays with the opponent of Sunday. Add to that the departure of Harisson Manzala and see the problem: two carrying midfielders from Pélissier have left his stunt team last season. Eddy Gnahoré, a French mercenary of the Italian city of Palermo, seems to have to cope with part of the gap that Manzala and Ndombélé have left behind. Gnahoré played more than thirty matches for his Italian employer last season, but did not always make an impression. Can he do that in France?
Lyon vs Amiens head to head matches
14.04.18 L1 Lyon Amiens 3 : 0
10.12.17 L1 Amiens Lyon 1 : 2
23.02.01 COU Amiens Lyon 0 : 2
07.01.00 COU Lyon Amiens 3 : 1