High-flying Evian can cement their place in the top half of the standings with three points from this match, whereas Lyon have a chance to secure European qualification by beating their less illustrious opponents.
Evian shocked everyone by gaining promotion from Ligue 2 last season, and the team were predicted a tough relegation struggle in France’s top flight.
Nonetheless, in spite of operating on a tight budget, the club management did a brilliant job in the summer transfer market, having signed a number of very good players almost completely free of charge.
Les Roses had a pretty poor start to the season, but kept raising their game as the league campaign unfolded, with the arrival of enthusiastic coach Pablo Correa helping the team realize their full potential.
Following the impressive run of four wins in last six Ligue 1 games, Evian sit in 9th place in the standings and they clearly enter this rearranged game in great mood.
Bearing also in mind that les Roses won 8 of their last 12 home games, odds of 3.25 (9/4) offered by BetVictor on home win do look tempting.
Cedric Mongongu and Saber Khelifa are suspended, whereas Christian Poulsen and Kevin Berigaud remain sidelined.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Andersen – Djedje, Angoula, Cambon, Wass – Rabiu, Sorlin – M’Madi, Kahlenberg, Barbosa – Sagbo.
Olympique Lyon are nearing the end of yet another disappointing season, and we can now safely say les Gones are no longer a force to be reckoned with in French football.
While their Champions League showings have been far from impressive, the team have largely struggled on domestic stage as well, although they did manage to win Coupe de France title by beating minnows Quevilly in the final.
Remi Garde’s side have missed out on Champions League qualification, but they will try to finish the league campaign in fourth place and thus avoid further disappointments.
The interesting thing is this will be Lyon’s first away game after almost a month and the 3-0 defeat to Toulouse, so les Gones are certainly hoping to fare much better than against Tefece. They are 2.30 (13/10) with Bodog to claim maximum points.
Coach Remi Garde has no fresh injury worries, although he is expected to make some changes to the side that failed to beat Brest at the weekend.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris – Reveillere, Kone, Cris, Cissokho – Gonalons, Kallstrom – Lopez, Gourcuff, Briand – Gomis.