The New Year brings a host of new changes for Lyon, with this match against Troyes the first at their new stadium as well as the first under the leadership of new coach Bruno Genesio. What Lyon really need right now, though, is a change in form, as they head into this match having lost five of their last six league games, a run of results that has left them languishing in ninth place.
Troyes will also be hoping 2016 brings with it new luck, as they continue their quest for their first league win. It will come of no surprise then that the visitors are rooted to the bottom of the table, 13 points from safety, although they have managed to avoid defeat in their last three league outings.
Earlier this season, Lyon beat Troyes 1-0 at the Stade de l’Aube, thanks to a Claudio Beauvue penalty.