The Ligue 1 is back in action with another round of matches this weekend as Lyon take on Nimes at the Stade des Costieres on Sunday. Lyon have been impressive this season and hold the upper hand going into this game.
Nimes are in 19th place in the Ligue 1 standings at the moment and have endured a difficult campaign. The home side faves an intense relegation battle this month and cannot afford to drop points in this match.
Lyon, on the other hand, have had an impressive season but will need to fight Monaco for a top-three finish. Les Gones have been inconsistent in recent weeks and will need to take it up a notch this weekend.
Nimes vs Lyon Head-to-Head
Lyon have an impeccable record against Nimes and have won four out of five games played between the two teams. Nimes have never defeated Lyon in an official fixture and will want to make history this weekend.
The previous meeting between the two French sides took place in September last year and ended in a 0-0 stalemate. Lyon missed several chances on the day and will need to be more clinical in this match.
Nimes form guide in Ligue 1: W-D-L-D-D
Lyon form guide in Ligue 1: W-W-L-W-W
Nimes vs Lyon Team News
Clement Depres and Adrian Cubas are injured at the moment and will be unable to play a part in this game. Pablo Martinez is also carrying a knock and might not be able to feature in this match.
Injured: Clement Depres, Adrian Cubas
Doubtful: Pablo Martinez
Jason Denayer has made progress with his recovery and is likely to feature in this game. Marcelo, Maxence Caqueret, and Mattia De Sciglio served their suspensions against Lorient and are available for this match.
Nimes vs Lyon Predicted XI
Nimes Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Baptiste Reynet; Birger Meling, Loick Landre, Kelyan Guessoum, Gaetan Paquiez; Lucas Deaux, Sidy Sarr; Yassine Benrahou, Renaud Ripart, Zinedine Ferhat; Moussa Kone
Lyon Predicted XI (4-3-3): Anthony Lopes; Maxwel Cornet, Jason Denayer, Sinaly Diomande, Leo Dubois; Thiago Mendes, Houssem Aouar, Lucas Paqueta; Karl Toko Ekambi, Tinotenda Kadewere, Memphis Depay
Nimes vs Lyon Prediction
Lyon have excellent players in their ranks but are yet to hit their peak under Rudi Garcia this season. The likes of Memphis Depay and Lucas Paqueta have impressed for Les Gones and will have to step up this weekend.
Nimes have improved in recent weeks and will need to play out of their skins to remain in Ligue 1. Lyon are the better team on paper and should be able to win this match.
Prediction: Nimes 0-2 Lyon