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Auxerre head to Groupama Stadium as the clear underdogs for a Ligue 1 round five match with Lyon on Wednesday. Given how the odds are stacked against them, anything apart from a defeat will be a surprise.Lyon go into their encounter with fond memories, as they won 3-0 and 2-1 the last two times they played Auxerre.

Lyon are Auxerre equal on points in the table, with the home side sitting as number four on seven points. The guests rank as number seven in the Ligue 1 standings.

Although entering the match as outsiders, Auxerre will be keen on keeping their recent momentum as they have been unbeaten in the Ligue 1 for a while. Despite it being a tough assignment at Groupama Stadium, their current form gives them hope to come away with at least a point from the match against Lyon.

Lyon arrive at their next Ligue 1 match, averaging a fabulous 2.9 goals per game in their last ten matches in which, they scored a delicious total of 29, while also conceding 14 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.4 per game in which, they kept their opponents from scoring once.

Auxerre hit the target 15 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.5 goals a game. They conceded 1.7 goals per match for a total of 17 goals, while claiming three clean sheets as well.

Lyon vs Auxerre Prediction

Lyon look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 2-1 and 4-1 against AC Ajaccio and Troyes respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Reims, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw.Lyon bulldozed their way through the previous six Ligue 1 outing at Groupama Stadium. They won all six, adding 18 points to their account, whilst scoring 23 and conceding nine.

Auxerre went unbeaten through their last three matches, which began with a 2-2 draw against Angers. A 1-2 win against Montpellier followed, before they beat Strasbourg by 1-0.Auxerre won twice, while also recording zero draws, and four defeats in their last six away matches in the Ligue 1. The scoreline from these matches says 11 goals conceded and six scored.

Anything but a home win for Lyon will be a massive surprise, and with goals flowing freely Auxerre could be in for a hammering.

Lyon vs Auxerre Stats

  • Lyon have scored in 34 of the last 36 home matches
  • In 10 of the last 12 home matches Lyon played, both teams scored
  • Lyon have scored in 15 of the last 17 matches
  • Lyon have won 7 of the last 8 home matches
  • Lyon have conceded in 12 of the last 13 home matches
  • Auxerre have scored in 41 of the last 43 matches
  • In the last 9 away matches in a row Auxerre played, both teams scored
  • Auxerre have scored in the last 11 away matches in a row
  • Auxerre have not lost 14 of the last 16 away matches
  • Auxerre have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches

Lyon vs Auxerre Team News

Lyon could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Auxerre.

Houssem Aouar, Sinaly Diomande, Julian Pollersbeck and Jerome Boateng are missing from the squad, Lyon will field against Auxerrethis coming Wednesday.

Auxerre are juggling with three absent players on on Wednesday when travelling to Lyon.

Julian Jeanvier, Gaetan Charbonnier and Theo Pellenard all face a spell on the sidelines for Auxerre due to various injuries.

Lyon vs Auxerre H2H

Lyon hope to extend their grip on Auxerre, whom they outclassed in their last two meetings, winning 3-0 and 2-1, respectively.Lyon seem to have a great read on Auxerre, winning six times of the previous ten matches in the Ligue 1. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 1.25.

Lyon vs Auxerre Results

Punters probably shouldn't go looking for both teams to score, when Auxerre come visiting Lyon. At least one team managed to keep a clean sheet six times in their last ten matches. Odds on both teams not to score are best priced at 2.00 with the bookies.

Lyon vs Auxerre Betting Tips

Moussa Dembele is showing good form for Lyon, scoring five goals in their last six matches. Olivier Kapo scored once in his previous half dozen outings.

Lyon racked up eight wins in their previous 10 matches on their home ground across all tournaments. They lost two and now face Auxerre who won seven of their previous 10 away matches. They drew two and lost one.Both sides have been rather generous in recent weeks, with Lyon only managing a clean sheet in one of their last 10 games on home soil. Auxerre arrive at Groupama Stadium having kept their opponent from scoring in one of their last 10 away games.

Both teams scored four times in the last ten encounters between Lyon and Auxerre, while over 2.5 goals came out six times. Lyon scored 1.6 goals on average, while Auxerre pulled one goal on average.There were over 2.5 goals scored in eight of Lyon’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.8 goals during this run.Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.8 times in those matches.