It has been a blended beginning for Rudi Garcia’s side, who indicated their abilities in August by taking out Juventus and Manchester City to arrive at the semi-last of the Champions League. In the wake of being seventh preceding the abbreviation of all French football last season due to the Covid pandemic, however, Lyon have no European football to fight with this season so they are hoping to utilize that for their potential benefit to get once again into a Champions League capability position. It has not exactly turned out that path yet, with an excessive number of draws ending their movement up the table. Discipline has been an issue, with Marcelo shipped off in a weekend ago’s 1-1 draw at Lille .
Nonetheless, Garcia’s side are unbeaten since matchday three, indicating their purpose in procuring the draw at Lille in spite of having a man burden for most of the subsequent half. The 56-year-old will be hoping to transform those draws into wins, beginning with Sunday’s match against a St Etienne side who know minimal diverse to vanquish as of now. Surely, not without precedent for his administrative profession, Puel is feeling the squeeze in the wake of driving his side to five successive defeats. It is a great job his side acquired 10 points from their initial four matches; theoretically, in the event that you transformed only one of those early successes into a draw all things being equal, St Etienne would right now be in the relegation zone.
Les Verts were horrid while losing 1-0 at home to Montpellier a week ago, neglecting to enroll a shot on target for the subsequent match running having additionally neglected to test Metz goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja the earlier end of the week. It is positively not the best an ideal opportunity for Puel and his men to head a Lyon side pressed with quality in their attack, at that point, with advances Memphis Depay and Toko Ekambi scoring nine league goals between them as of now this season.
With St Etienne neglecting to test the opponents goalkeeper in their last two matches against more awful teams than Lyon, we can’t see anything past an agreeable home win. Depay and Dembele ought to have a lot couple for a side deprived of certainty to deal with. Hence, bet on Lyon to win the match.