Crystal Palace vs Lyon Predictions

Crystal Palace vs Lyon predictions for this friendly pre-season that will be played on Saturday night. Palace are looking to win their final preparation affair. Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Crystal Palace vs Lyon Predictions




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Crystal Palace and Lyon Gear Up for Pre-season Finale

Key Stats
– Crystal Palace demonstrated defensive strength by holding Europa League victors Sevilla to a draw.
– Despite a tumultuous pre-season, Lyon’s recent 8-2 victory shows a strong offence.
– Promising youngster Rayan Cherki could be the one to watch for scoring opportunities in the match.

The Selhurst Park turf is ready for Crystal Palace to host French contenders Lyon this Saturday, marking their unique pre-season closure. It’s a match-up that comes following Palace’s end to their United States tour with a hard-fought 1-1 stalemate against Sevilla, and Lyon’s astonishing 8-2 thrashing of Swiss team Sion.

Resilient Eagles

Heading into this face-off, Crystal Palace demonstrated determination against Sevilla in Detroit. The match saw a standout performance from Eberechi Eze, who levelled the score after Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic had set the ball rolling. Unconventionally, the game proceeded to a sudden-death penalty shootout, with Sevilla capitalising on Palace’s Joachim Andersen’s unfortunate attempt hitting the crossbar.

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Regardless of the penalty miss, manager Roy Hodgson remains untroubled, drawing immense satisfaction from holding the consistent Europa League victors to a tie, despite failing to maximise on a late red card for Sevilla’s Nemanja Gudelj. So far this summer, Palace managed only two victories in their friendlies, a 4-0 thumping of Crawley Town and a slim 2-1 win over Watford. Yet, Hodgson expressed immense satisfaction with his squad’s performance in Detroit.

On completing the last friendly, Palace aims to give Sheffield United a tough return to Premier League football come August 12, followed by challenging London derbies against Arsenal and Brentford.

Unsteady Les Gones

Meanwhile, Lyon have struggled with consistency during their pre-season. Starting on a positive note with a 2-1 victory against Dutch team De Treffers, they then slumped to three straight 1-0 defeats before recovering at home with the rout of Sion.

Despite these mixed results, Lyon’s coach Laurent Blanc has seen a large overhaul of the team this summer, with several players exiting and new ones like Duje Caleta-Car from Southampton making their entry.

Missing Men

As for the Palace lineup, they will be missing Tyrick Mitchell and Will Hughes due to injuries sustained in a match against Millonarios. Michael Olise will also be out due to a thigh surgery. This could see Hodgson field the same XI who lasted the entire game against Sevilla.

Conversely, Lyon might see the debut of new arrival Caleta-Car. Talented winger Bradley Barcola and 19-year-old prodigy Rayan Cherki are both being closely watched by top clubs and could be part of the starting lineup at Selhurst Park.


With the analysis complete, it’s time to dive into predictions.

The first prediction, focusing on the ‘both teams to score’ market, seems plausible given the data. Crystal Palace held strong against Sevilla, a testament to their defensive stability, and Lyon’s recent 8-2 victory shows a potent offence. This justifies the prediction of both teams finding the back of the net.

Secondly, a correct score prediction would be a 1-1 draw. Given Palace’s resilience against Sevilla and Lyon’s fluctuating form, this scoreline would balance both sides’ offensive and defensive capabilities.

The third prediction involves identifying a likely goalscorer. Given Lyon’s attacking potency and his promising future, Rayan Cherki stands a good chance to score at least once in the game.




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