LYN vs REI Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Lyon vs Stade Reims Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: January 12, 01:15 AM, IST
Where: Parc Olympique Lyonnais
LYN vs REI Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Olympique Lyonnais can go second in the table in the Ligue 1 when host Stade Reims at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, in Lyon, on Friday night (IST).
Lyon have had a decent season up until now. Had it not for PSG’s utter dominance, they could have been in the title race with a genuine chance of winning it.
Mathematically, Lyon are still in the title race, but 15 points separate them and the Parisians at the top who also have a game in hand. For them to usurp Neymar and Co, they need PSG to bottle it up and suffer too many brain-wash games, which is unthinkable.
As things stand, the Les Gones are 3rd in the table, two points behind Lille who have played a game more than them. So this is Lyon’s game which they will be aiming to win to move back to 2nd and become the best of the rest.
Scoring goals are not the problem for Lyon this season. With 30 goals from the first 18 league games, they have scored the joint second most goals in Ligue 1. But their defence has let them down on many occasions, letting in 21 goals while keeping just three clean sheets.
Things need to shore up in every department if Lyon are to finish in the top three as Ligue 1 has only three places for the Champions League football.
Last time around, Nabil Fekir and Co. fell to a shock 1-2 home defeat against Strasbourg in the Coupe de la Ligue.
Considering Stade de Reims only got promoted this season, their current standing is quite incredible. With 26 points from the first 19 games of the season, they sit at 9th in the table heading into their next encounter.
This is an away game for them and facing Lyon in an away game is one of the toughest assignment for any football manager. And considering how Reims have been fairing on the road this season, the game is destined to test their temperamental and perseverance at the Groupama Stadium.
Reims’ boss David Guion hasn’t been able to find the solution to their away troubles. Their last victory away from the comfort of home came in October 2018 when they defeated Rennes 2-0 with the other coming in the very first game of the season against OGC Nice.
Can they get the “Away Monkey” off their back in this game?
Recent form (Last six matches)
Lyon – D W W D W L
Stade Reims – D L D W D W
LYN vs REI Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Lyon vs Stade Reims Team News:
Injured – Lyon’s injury list has become mild in the recent weeks. Nabil Fekir is fit and is showing no signs of the knee problem. The only players who have been ruled out of this game are Amine Gouiri and Rafael.
Suspended – None
Questionable – Also, Jeremy Morel and Lucas Tousart both have been listed as questionable and are likely to be assessed ahead of this match.
Note: Manager Bruno Génésio made some changes for the Cup game last time around and should recall his best possible XI for the home game.
Tanguy N’Dombele was rested in that game and is expected to start in the midfield. While Leo Dubois and Maxwell Cornet both have been declared fit and should be, at least, on the bench.
Key Players – Fekir, Traore
Injured – The visitors don’t have any fresh injury concerns with Moussa Doumbia remaining the only player in the treatment room at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Suk Hyun-Jun, meanwhile, is carrying a knock and will be monitored ahead of the match.
Note: Togolese midfielder Alaixys Romao missed the last game with a suspension but is available for selection. The 34-year-old is expected to be drafted straight back into the starting 11.
Key Players – Oudin, Chavarria
LYN vs REI Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Lyon– Lopes (GK), Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal, Mendy, Aouar, NDombele, Dubois, Fekir, Traore, Terrier
Stade Reims– Mendy (GK), Foket, Engels, Abdelhamid, Konan, Chavalerin, Romao, Oudin, Cafaro, Ojo, Chavarria
LYN vs REI Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Lyon will be hurt after suffering a shock home defeat against Strasbourg. Expect the Los Gones to come out like wounded animals.
A home win.
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