Lyon will play their final home match of the 2022-23 season on Saturday, as they chase a second straight victory. Reims will be the visitors, as they look to cap off a memorable campaign with a victory that could put them on course for a top-half finish.
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It has been a disappointing campaign for Lyon, as they have failed to push themselves back into a Champions League spot in Ligue 1. However, they could yet end the campaign in a European position if they are able to claim back-to-back wins to end the season. Lyon currently sits four points off the Europa Conference League spot, meaning that they will also be relying on favours from elsewhere over the final two matchdays.
The hosts at least come into this match after winning three of their last four matches. But, that has only papered over the cracks of a poor campaign overall. Lyon has lost eleven times this season, which is the second most in Ligue 1 history in the 21st century. But, the fact that they have scored eight goals across their previous two home matches does at least offer a glimmer of hope.
Reims has been one of the stories of the season in Ligue 1 this term, as they have done incredibly well to maintain their top-flight status in the French top-flight. They come into this fixture sitting eleventh overall, and a victory could lift them back up to eighth in the standings this weekend.
However, they have been slightly inconsistent over their last five matches, as they have registered just a single win. They also come into this fixture having failed to win their last two matches. But, they have picked up 51 points this season, which is their second-most in Ligue 1 history in the 21st century.
Lyon vs Reims Head to Head
Lyon has a poor record in this fixture, as they have landed just one win across their last eight matches against Reims since their return to the top-flight. Reims landed a 2-1 win in the previous clash between the sides in Lyon, but they haven’t won back-to-back away games against their rivals since 1961.
Lyon vs Reims Prediction
While Lyon may not have the best record in this fixture, we will be siding with the hosts this weekend after their impressive recent home performances. We could see another high-scoring clash, with Lyon landing victory and both teams finding the net.
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