Olympique Lyon 9th place with 33 points has not a constant journey this season and seems to have a pretty tough match in round 25 of Ligue 1 meeting RC Strasbourg, 7th place out of 20 with 37 points.
The match takes place on Sunday, February 16 starting at 15.00 (GMT) on Groupama Stadium match refereed by Johan Hamel and broadcasted live on Bein Sports 1.
Although they have some fine players like Moussa Dembélé and Memphis Depay, Lyon has a fluctuating course descending from 6th to 9th place. Note, however, that they are qualified in the French Cup semifinals after winning 1-0 against Olympique Marseille.
RC Strasbourg comes after a defeat at home 1-2 with Lille but other sensational three victories in away matches where they seem to be more focused and will seek to maintain victory to stay in the first platoon.
We can expect a very disputed match, both teams trying to get maximum points in this confrontation.
Probable team Olympique Lyon (4-2-3-1):
Lopes - Marcal, Denayer, Marcelo, Rafael – Tousart, Mendes – Terrier, Aouar, Cherki - Dembélé
Coach: Rudi Garcia
Possible changes: Introduction of Andersen or Caqueret, T?t?ru?anu instead of Lopes, Traoré instead of Terrier, Ekambi instead of Cherki, Kenny Tete instead of Marcal
Absents: Léo Dubois, Youssouf Koné, Memphis Depay, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Oumar Solet (injured), Cornet (ill)
Probable team RC Strasbourg (4-3-2-1):
Sels - Carole, Mitrovic, Djiku, Lala - Lienard, Thomasson, Sissoko – Zohi, Majid - Ajorque
Coach: Thierry Laurey
Possible changes: the introduction of Bellegarde instead of Zohi, Simakan instead of Thomasson or Mothiba instead of Ajorque.
Absents: Anthony Caci, Corgnet, Sanjin Prcic, Ivann Botella (injured)