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Lyon start the season as favourites to land the Ligue 1 crown. They launch their title bid this coming Friday at home in an opening day fixture with AC Ajaccio at Groupama Stadium.

Both sides are looking to start their campaign on a positive note, and we should witness very dedicated performances from both Lyon and AC Ajaccio on Friday.

There are no shortage of goals, when Lyon enter the pitch, as they pulled off a formidable average of 2.6 goals per game. An excellent total of 26 goals scored, while allowing 14 goals against. The latter makes an average of 1.4 conceded per game. During this run, they fought their way to two clean sheets.

AC Ajaccio are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 13 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.3 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of 21 goals, and while AC Ajaccio claimed zero clean sheets, they conceded an average of 2.1 goals per match.

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Lyon won four of their past six matches on home soil in the Ligue 1, where they also lost twice but drew none. They scored 18 goals and conceded 12 times.

A second place finish is the absolute minimum Lyon should achieve this coming season where the main target is of course the title.

AC Ajaccio claimed just one win from the last six away games in the Ligue 1. They also drew one and were defeated four times, as they were outscored by 13 goals to eight.

A battle for survival appears to be on the cards for AC Ajaccio as they seek to keep their Ligue 1 status for another term.

Anything but a home win would be a stunning result, and we Lyon back not to be stunned, just like we back numerous goals to be scored, when they face AC Ajaccio.

Lyon vs AC Ajaccio Stats

  • Lyon have scored in 32 of the last 34 home matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 home matches Lyon played, both teams scored
  • Lyon have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Lyon have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 matches Lyon played, both teams scored
  • AC Ajaccio have not lost 14 of the last 16 matches
  • AC Ajaccio have not lost the last 7 away matches in a row
  • AC Ajaccio have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
  • AC Ajaccio have not conceded in 6 of the last 7 away matches
  • AC Ajaccio have conceded in 4 of the last 5 matches

Lyon vs AC Ajaccio Team News

Lyon vs AC Ajaccio H2H

Lyon were a little more successful than AC Ajaccio in recent meetings, and go into their next encounter with a 5-3-2 advantage. Naturally, betting on Lyon has more often than not proved the profitable way to go. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 1.36.

Of the last ten encounters between Lyon AC Ajaccio over 2.5 goals came out four times. Odds on over 2.5 goals are at 1.61 with bookies.

Lyon vs AC Ajaccio Betting Tips

As the new Ligue 1 campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Lyon and AC Ajaccio this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.

Of their 10 most recent games at Groupama Stadium across all tournaments, Lyon won six times, drew one and lost three. AC Ajaccio won four of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing four and losing two.AC Ajaccio won four of their last 10 matches away from home without conceding.

Both teams scored nine times in the last ten encounters between Lyon and AC Ajaccio, while over 2.5 goals came out six times. Lyon scored 1.8 goals on average, while AC Ajaccio pulled 1.3 goals on average.Over 2.5 goals paid out in nine of Lyon’s ten most recent home matches across the tournaments, and they scored an two goals on average in the process.Over 2.5 goals came up in four of the last ten matches AC Ajaccio played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.3 goals in these matches.