Ligue 1 predictions: betting preview and free football tips: Lyon look lively
Christophe Galtier can enjoy winning start to life as Nice manager
Best bets and predictions for the weekend's matches in Ligue 1.
Lyon to win & over 2.5 goals Saturday 4pm
2pts 4-6 general
Nice Sunday 2pm
1pt 10-11 Betfred, Hills
Plenty has changed for Lyon since they achieved a fourth-placed finish in Ligue 1 last term with Peter Bosz replacing Rudi Garcia as manager and star forward Memphis Depay departing for Barcelona.
But in Moussa Dembele, they still have a potential source of goals and they can start the 2021-22 campaign with victory over Brest.
The visitors finished 17th last season, largely due to a permeable defence which leaked 66 goals, while Lyon saw more goals per game (3.26) than any other Ligue 1 outfit last term.
This could be a high-scoring affair so backing Lyon to win and over 2.5 goals could be the way to go.
Thanks to improved funding from owners Ineos, Nice have recruited well this summer with Mario Lemina, Pablo Rosario and Calvin Stengs among those signed and they can open with a home win over Reims on Sunday.
Title-winning manager Christophe Galtier is now in the dugout and they will be taking on a Reims unit who lost crucial striker Boulaye Dia to Villarreal this summer.
The forward scored 14 of their 42 goals last term and they may start the new season on the back foot.
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