Arles welcome Olympique Lyonnais in a match from Gameweek 10 in the French Ligue 1. Arles are at rock bottom of the league standings whereas Lyonnais have started their revival and I think that the visitors will not have any problems. Arles Avignon are obviously finding life in Ligue 1 very difficult as they have only won one point in their nine games this season. The draw came last week in the visit to Brest (0:0) so the team will have at least some confidence before the game on Sunday afternoon. Coach Faruk Hadzibegic have got a lot of problems at both ends of the pitch as his team have the worst both defensive and attacking record with the goal difference being 3:20. Franck Dja Djedje and Yann Kermorgant will lead the attack of the team as former Greek international Angelos Charisteas is sidelined for the match. Arles have lost all their four home league games this season without scoring a goal (0:9) so I expect this trend to be continued against Lyon. The seven-times French champions will be on the up as they won against Benfica 2:0 on Wednesday in the Champions League thus pretty much securing their qualification for the Last 16. By winning this game, Lyon players saved their manager Claude Puel's head as his team did not make the best possible start to the season as Lyon currently sit in 14th place with just 11 points from nine games. However, Lyon are now on a run of four consecutive victories and it will be a big surprise if they do not manage to get the three points against Arles. Cesar Delgado, Ederson and Toulalan are all missing the game through injuries but Michael Bastos and Lisandro Lopes are in great form so tough times lay ahead of Arles defensive line. The teams have not met in recent years as Arles have not participated in the top flight of French football for many years. I think that Lyon should not have any worries here and will go home with the three points.
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