These matches between SC Bastia and O. Lyon appear to be a sheer battle of goals. If the last time these teams met the result pointed to a clear, humiliating 2-5 defeat for Bastia, this time the French team took their categorical revenge, by winning over Lyon with a 4-1 score. This result made me lose the bet I placed on Lyon at Betfair; though next time these teams meet, I am definitely going to place a bet on the number of goals, since I figured out this would be the most profitable in the case of Bastia and Lyon. For Lyon, the goal of honour was scored by Lisandro López, in the 54th minute of the game. On the other hand, Bastia’s players scored as many times as they had the chance to, first in the 45th minute, when the twenty-year-old midfielder Florian Thauvin gave the lead to his team; then in the 56th minute, when Anthony Modeste scored the second goal, only 2 minutes after Lyon established the balance on the scoring table. The same Florian Thauvin scored again in the 61st minute, while the last goal was added by Wahbi Khazri in the 87th minute.
After this shocking result, Remi Garde’s team remains four points behind the leaders, Paris Saint-Germain. In addition, they seem willing to improve their performances, counting on the extension of Steed Malbranque’s contract until 2014.
Result: -7 units, bet lost