Lyon vs Besiktas – Europa League
Thursday 13th April 20:05, Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Match Preview and Betting Tips
Besiktas have established themselves as Turkey’s premium club over the last couple of seasons, and they will fancy their chances of making it through to the next stage of the Europa League as they take on an inconsistent Lyon.
The French hosts sit 4th in Ligue 1, well off the pace of the top three, but in Europe they have performed better than expected and even beat Serie A side Roma in the last round 5-3 on aggregate.
Lyon’s recent form has not been good enough though, as three defeats in the last six matches suggests. Besiktas are, however, unbeaten during that period, winning three and drawing three and should present a very tricky challenge for their hosts tomorrow.
With all that in mind I’ve backed the 1st leg to end in a draw and for both teams to get on the scoreboard. As for a prediction on the final score, well, my hopes are that we have a really entertaining end to end game with both teams scoring 2 goals each.
My third and final bet is going on both Aboubakar and Lacazette getting on the scoreboard in the 90 minutes, as I’ve been impressed with both players form in front of goal this season.
Lyon | WLLDWL
Besiktas | DDWDWW
Lyon vs Besiktas Stats
These two European regulars have never faced each other competitively before, but did once face-off in a pre-season friendly back in 2009.
Lyon were the hosts that day as honours ended all even with the teams drawing 1-1, and I expect and equally close game tomorrow night when the pair play their 1st leg.
Lyon have more experience in Europe than Besiktas, but the Turkish side have improved a lot over the last couple of seasons, while the Ligue 1 have started to stagnate.
There is plenty up for grabs tomorrow and in the end it might just come down to which set of players want their European journey to continue more.
Lyon vs Besiktas Prediction:
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