Lyon vs St Etienne Ligue 1 Free Soccer Picks for Sunday's Fixture

Lee Phelps

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:00 PM UTC

Friday, Apr. 17, 2015 12:00 PM UTC

Lyon have a major test of their title credentials, with in-form St Etienne visiting. William Hill's Lee Phelps has been looking at the odds to frame his free betting pick.

Lyon are facing a challenge from PSG for top spot, with the Parisians a point behind, but with a game in hand. Their week has been terrible with the home 3-1 defeat to Barcelona and Lyon can make it worse by beating St Etienne.

Soccer odds makers have made host Lyon -105 favorites with St Etienne +320 underdogs and the Draw priced at +240 at Bet365

Goals shouldn’t be an issue for the league leaders, they have scored in 10 of their last 11 home matches against their weekend opponents in Ligue Une.

Lyon are the highest home scorers in the division with 35 goals and they have the second best defence of any team at their own stadium.

The man who has scored the majority of their goals is Alexandre Lacazette, with 25 goals so far this and 13 of them at home, check his price for an anytime goal here.

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St Etienne
St Etienne have won their last two league games against Lyon after winning only one of their previous 27 and have lost only one of their last six away games at Lyon in the league.

They are currently in their most successful season in the three points for a win era. They have 56 points after 32 match days. Part of that is because of their unbeaten run which is seven league games old (W4 D3), only Monaco are on a better run with eight games.

If you like your in-play betting St Etienne are the only Ligue Une team to have never lost this season after leading. (W15 D5).


Soccer picks
Despite that excellent recent form, I’m expecting Lyon to put their foot down and maintain their lead over PSG, while they are preoccupied by the trip to Barcelona on Tuesday.

When you look at the run St Etienne are on, none of the teams are top sides in the table, so I think this will be a big test of their form.

It’s a Lyon win for me, but a tight one, maybe 1-0 or 2-0, so I’m pairing up the unders on the goals with the home win for my soccer pick.

Free Soccer Picks: Lyon win and under 2.5 goals 4.0 (3/1)

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