Auxerre vs Lyon predictions and betting tips on February 17, 2023
On February 17, Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps (Auxerre) will host the match of the 24th round of French Ligue, in which Auxerre will compete with Lyon. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The team was one of the best at the turn of the century. Then, it came into a protracted, unsuccessful segment of its way. And only in the previous calendar year, “the Burgundians” were able to finish in the 3rd place in the Ligue 2, after which they won in the matches for the right to play in the elite division. Having appeared there, Christophe Pélissier and his wards, to tell the truth, were not competitive. Moreover, the start was worthy – there were already 7 points after 4 rounds. Nevertheless, the same amount had been got by February. There were even 7 defeats in a row (except for the Coupe de France, but even there, everything ended with a 2-3 score in the home match with modest Rodez). The club turned out to reach at least a goalless draw only in the battle with Reims. And even against Angers, the worst team of the division, it did not have any success – 1-1.
The club is still remembered as a multiple champion of France. Still, it has not been possible to finish even close to the group of leaders recently. Taking into account its ambitions, there was a complete failure in the previous season – only the 8th place. It is even strange that Peter Bosz was not fired at that time. After a good beginning in 2022/2023, “the Weavers” went into a deep recession, which led to a coaching reshuffle – the Dutch specialist was replaced by Laurent Blanc. But even being under the rule of “Le Président”, the team was looking for “its football” for a long time. There were enough misfires after a pause in winter – the matches with Clermont and Nantes, Strasbourg and Brest. However, the team continues its way in the Coupe de France – it has recently knocked out Lille on penalties. And there came a couple of victories in a row in the Ligue 1. Moreover, the previous round brought a pleasant 2-1 victory in the battle with Lens.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
The teams had not got any head-to-head matches for more than 10 years, since 2012. Then, there was a duel at the arena of Lyon in August, where the hosts won with a 2-1 score.
Bookmakers do not believe that Auxerre will be able to break its losing streak. Lyon has gained just good momentum, thus, it is reasonable to bet on Laurent Blanc’s wards in an away match (odd: 1.79).