France Ligue 1 - Lyon vs Ajaccio Preview and Prediction

Analysis:

Lyon will host Ajaccio in the beginnings of 2022-23 Ligue 1 season at the Groupama Stadium on Friday night.

Lyon

Lyon lost to Anderlecht and Willem II in 2 Friendly games, without scoring a goal but conceding 8 goals in toal, they are rather embarrassed, till they beat Feyenoord 2-0 and draw Inter Milan with 2-2 in their final 2 Friendlies. In last season, Lyon ended last Ligue 1 campaign with 4 wins from their last 4 home games, and they had scored 17 goals totally, being in fierce attack on their home soil.

France Ligue 1 - Lyon vs Ajaccio Preview and Prediction

Ajaccio

Ajaccio managed to return to Ligue 1 with finishing 2nd in last season, eight years after they were relegated to Ligue 2. In the 4 pre-season matches, Ajaccio had only picked up 1 win, 1 draw but 2 losses, also, they came from a 1-1 draw in the final Friendly when against the Ligue 1 team, Lorient.

Verdict:

The last meeting between these two sides was in 2021’s French Cup when Lyon thrashed Ajaccio 5-1. Lyon and Ajaccio played very differently in pre-season, with Lyon being better and scoring more. However, they have struggled to keep a clean sheet and have a similar problem with Ajaccio. They also didn't record many clean sheets in their previous meetings. Therefore, my prediction is Lyon to win and both teams to score.

1X2 Pick: 1

Prediction: BTTS –YES / GG


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