MATCH PREVIEW: LYON v ST ETIENNE FREE BETTING PICKS FOR TODAY, NOVEMBER 23

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League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 14
Match: 21:00 Lyon – St Etienne

LYON v ST ETIENNE

MATCH PREVIEW

Lyon and St Étienne face-off in what should be an interesting battle between two candidates for European placings. The so-called ‘Derby du Rhône’ is often a feisty affair, and the solid Ligue 1 (L1) start made by both teams will only add to the intensity.
A 4-2 away win at Guingamp before the international break made it six-straight games without a loss for Lyon in all competitions (W3, D3). At home, Bruno Génésio’s men have now lost just one of their last 14 L1 fixtures (W10, D3, L1).
If the hosts win this game it will likely be to nil, as Lyon have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last ten home league wins.
St Étienne are in superb form, losing only two of their 13 league games this campaign (W6, D5, L2). However, the visitors have won just one of their last seven L1 matches on the road (W1, D3, L3), conceding at least two goals in three of their last four.
A potential worry for Jean-Louis Gasset will be that St Étienne have conceded nine of 11 away goals during the second-half, with four coming from the 75th minute to the final whistle.
Players to watch: Lyon striker Houssem Aouar has scored exactly one goal in each of his last three L1 games. Meanwhile, St Étienne’s top scorer Wahbi Khazri has scored six league goals so far – albeit all have come at home.
Stat attack: Lyon have enjoyed the second-highest average possession ratio per match (57%) in the top-flight this season.
St Étienne have been awarded the second-lowest number of corners per away game in L1 so far, averaging just 2.7 per match.
Only one side has scored in five of the last six L1 H2H meetings. While in 53 previous L1 meetings held here, Lyon hold the bragging rights (W21, D20, L12).

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Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals | Average odds: 1.57 | Bookmaker: Bwin | Result: 1:0 LOST