guingamp Team News:


Denis Petric is set to miss this game but Nicolas Benezet recently returned to training and could make his comeback.

lyon Team News:


Rafael da Silva and Amine Gouiri are both out long term with Ousseynou Ndiaye also expected to miss out.

guingamp vs lyon Head to Head:

Lyon have won each of the last three clashes with the most recent one coming in November, when they beat Guingamp 4-2 at the Stade du Roudourou.

guingamp vs lyon Tip Reason:

Lyon started the season with quite a lot of inconsistency with defeats to Reims and Nice posing serious questions to manager Bruno Genesio but the Frenchman has managed to steady the ship with four consecutive wins lifting the mood considerably along the Rhône. Lyon had been plodding along rather quietly before the PSG game with wins over Amiens (1-0, 2-0) and Saint-Étienne (2-1) being nothing out of the ordinary but they really managed to kick it up a gear against a Neymar-less Paris side (2-1). Lyon did fantastically to bounce back from 1-0 down and they even ended up edging them in terms of shots as they truly frazzled the champions at the Groupama. This will fill the sails of Lyon as some players have been slightly under performing in recent weeks such as Leo Dubois, Bertrand Traore and Memphis Depay, who is goalless since November. The defence hasn’t really improved as has become a theme of Lyon in the last twelve months but with the goals beginning to slowly come at a more consistent rate, Lyon should be aiming for 2nd spot, even top if PSG continue to falter. But that is all in the future, as the Lyonnais first have to concentrate on this Coupe de France round of 16 match. They have had pretty easy run ins so far in the competition, Amiens and fifth-tier Bourges Foot being swept aside but Guingamp should prove much stiffer competition here. Guingamp still sit bottom of the table but their performances have absolutely improved with Jocelyn Gourvennec injecting a bit more grit and determination into the side. They recent qualified for the Coupe de la Ligue final after beating Monaco on penalties which should lift their confidence and they should also be better rested than Lyon, as Guingamp didn’t play at the weekend. This game will ultimately be decided on the day though and while the results have improved in comparison to how they were under Antoine Kombouaré, they have still won just one of their last four games in 90 minutes. They have been a frustrating team to watch with their two games against PSG in January being perfect examples of this. They defied the odds in becoming the first team to domestically beat Paris this season but just ten days later they were humiliated 9-0 at le Parc des Princes. Further examples of this came against Reims, where they only managed two shots on target and whimpered to a 1-0 defeat at home. They are very much a side who can be beaten before the game even kicks off if they approach it with the wrong mentality. Lyon are currently high on life and will be raring to go ahead of this match but Guingamp have also had things to cheer about after qualifying for the Coupe de la Ligue final. Nevertheless, Lyon have shown in recent weeks that they can match the big sides stride for stride but also get gritty against the smaller teams scrapping for points. The fact that this is a cup game shouldn’t change much but with Guingamp bottom of Ligue 1, they probably won’t mind having one less competition to worry about. Lyon have won each of the last three clashes with four of the last five games between these sides seeing over 2.5 goals and both teams score. The last clash finished 4-2 to the away side Lyon and we’re backing a similar result again here. We’re predicting Lyon to win 2-1 in similar fashion to their beatings of 19th placed Amiens; Lyon have kept just two clean sheets in their last seven games and with Guingamp scoring twice against Monaco last time out, we think the Ligue 1 strugglers will get on the score-sheet here.

Guingamp vs Lyon Betting Prediction:

Guingamp 1 2 Lyon
Tip: 2
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