Olympique Lyonnais’ hopes of securing the Ligue 1 title in France may have slipped away, but they still face a battle to qualify for the Champions League.
The best Lyon can hope for is third place and entry into the qualifiers of European club football’s premier tournament.
Claude Puel’s side are 19/20 favourites to overcome Stade Brestois 29 at Stade Francis-Le Ble in tonight’s (May 16th) 20:00 BST match.
They need a win to keep themselves ahead of Paris St Germain and are widely expected to take three points from relegation strugglers Brest.
However, Alex Dupont’s side will be desperate to stop that occurring to help keep them above AS Monaco and Nancy in the battle to stay in France’s top division.
Punters can get football betting odds of 29/10 on the underdogs causing an upset, meaning a £10 wager on Brest winning the match would return £39 if they manage to do so.
Lyon have averaged 1.66 goals per game during the current campaign, making them the second most potent strike force in the league behind Lille.
Those who believe OL will score twice could receive £37 from a successful £10, thanks to bwin’s odds of 27/10.
Meanwhile, odds on Les Gones notching just once have been priced at 7/4, meaning a £27.50 payout on a successful £10 wager.
However, the Brest defence has been relatively miserly, conceding just 40 goals in 35 games – meaning only eight teams in the league have a better defensive record.
With this in mind, a stalemate does not seem that unlikely and with odds of 9/4 on a draw, a successful £10 bet would return £32.50.
Those predicting a 1-1 or 0-0 draw will receive odds of 6/1, while a 2-1 win for Lyon is priced at an attractive 33/4.
Lyon top scorer Lisandro Lopez has bagged 17 goals this campaign and is 9/2 favourite to score first in tonight’s match.
Meanwhile, Brest’s Bruno Grougi has notched nine times and might be a wise bet at 12/1.
A £10 stake on Grougi to score first would return £130 with bwin.com. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.