Tip Red Star - Lyon
National 1 side Red Star have so far had a good run in the French Cup and will be at home contesting for a quarter final place against Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday. Heading to this game, Red Star will be glad to put aside their league engagements as things haven’t been going well there. They have no win in the last five matches, all in the league, and they’ve failed to score in three of the five while they’ve conceded five and scored three. With French Cup matches in between their last 12 matches, Red Star have lost just two in the run. They eliminated Ligue 1 side Lens in the last round and will be excited at this next challenge, though it is bound to be tougher. Red Star have won all their last four French Cup matches but have just one clean sheet in the last nine while six of their last seven matches in the competition have produced over 2.5 goals. They’ve won all four French Cup matches at home.
Just like Red Star, Lyon will be glad to drop their Ligue 1 engagements at the moment to focus on the cup game. It hasn’t been going really well for them in them league, and after going winless in the last three matches, they’ve dropped from second to fourth. A break will be welcome especially after failing to keep a clean sheet in the last four matches but they’ll want to build on the fact they’ve scored in each of the last 13 matches. They have eight wins in the last 15 matches but are unbeaten in their last 14 away matches, with eight wins in there. Their last three away matches have all ended in draws though. In their two matches in this competition, Lyon have scored 10 goals and conceded three. They have 10 wins in the last 12 French Cup matches and six straight away wins in the competition, scoring two goals or more in each. Nine of their last 10 matches in the competition have produced over 2.5 goals.
Key points Red Star - Lyon
Red Star are winless in their last five matches.
Lyon are winless in their last three matches.
Red Star have failed to score in three of their last five matches.
Nine of Lyon’s last 10 French Cup matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Six of Red Star’s last seven French Cup matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Conclusion Red Star - Lyon
Red Star beat Ligue 1 side Lens in the last round and are eyeing another upset here. With their recent results, they will have to give much more against this Lyon side. Lyon have a good run in the French Cup and have been playing tougher opponents in Ligue 1. With their away run Lyon will definitely be favorites, and with the high scoring nature of the teams in the French Cup, we can tip this one to produce over 2.5 goals.
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Red Star Lyon Prediction published on April 6, 2021