Lyon v St Etienne - Sunday 19:45, BT Sport 1
Neither of these sides have had the best of starts to their season as Lyon are down in 9th having lost three times already and while St Etienne have lost only once, they have had three draws and as a result find themselves in 7th.
Lyon’s struggles have largely been on the road this term as they’ve now won nine of their last 11 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, scoring 33 goals in the process. When hosting sides between 5th and 10th they’re W8-D3-L2 since 2014/15 as they led at the break in seven of these eight wins, while all eight victories were by more than one goal.
Since St Etienne have lost seven of their eight trips to top-seven sides since the start of last season, Lyon look an excellent price to win at 1.8. We’re also going to back Lyon/Lyon in the Half Time/Full Time market and side with the hosts to cover the -1 handicap, as they have done in 11 of their 14 home wins since the start of last season.