Besiktas vs Lyon Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Besiktas vs Lyon Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Besiktas will look to overturn a one-goal deficit when they welcome Lyon at the Vodafone Arena for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-finals tie on Thursday night. Fighting broke out at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais last Thursday, delaying kick-off for 45 minutes. Turkish fans threw firecrackers, flares and objects at the home fans, many of who ran onto the pitch to protect themselves. The game finally kicked off despite the fact there were fears it would have to be postponed. Besiktas had the lead at halftime following an early goal from Ryan Babel, but Lyon managed a superb comeback thanks to two goals from Corentin Tolisso and Jeremy Morel in the last seven minutes of the game. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT. 

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Besiktas are undefeated in five European home fixtures this season and are slight favourites to win here. Although, Lyon proved to be a tough nut to crack in Europe so far this season and I’m backing them to get on the scoresheet, as they have scored in four of their five European away fixtures. I’m expecting another high-scoring affair with goals at both ends of the field. 

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals at 4/6

Besiktas Draw No Bet at 5/6

Besiktas Preview

Besiktas were on a three-game winning streak across all competitions prior to their 2-1 defeat to France last Thursday. Besiktas are having an impressive Turkish Super Lig campaign as they currently sit on top of the league table with 61 points under their belts after 27 rounds, already five points clear of the second-placed Basaksehir. Their domestic campaign was largely based on their efficient attack, as they are the division’s topscorers with 54 goals under their belts after 27 league outings. Cenk Tosun is the Super Lig’s topscorer at the moment with 17 goals in his 27 league appearances. Besiktas’ home form over the past six months has been decent, as they have only lost three of their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions. In addition, the Turks have yet to lose a European home fixture at their new stadium, winning two and drawing three in their five games in Europe this season. However, a draw will be no use to them in this tie after losing 2-1 in the first leg. Besiktas last reached a UEFA quarter-finals in the 2002/03 UEFA Cup, and they have never been in a Semi-final.

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Lyon Preview

It has been a turbulent week for the Lyon players, as after they witnessed crowd violence in their Europa League quarter-final tie against Besiktas last Thursday, they had similar problems at the weekend once again. They travelled to SC Bastia for their Ligue 1 clash, but their players had been attacked by the Corsicans’ fans, delaying kick-off by nearly an hour with Lyon’s players originally refusing to play the fixture. Shortly after, however, it was announced the match would be played as regularly schedule, but at the end of the first half, Lyon were attacked a second time by SC Bastia supporters. Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was confronted as he left the field at half-time, even being kicked by a local steward. Due to these unexpected events, the game was called off by the French Football League. This means that Lyon still sit in 4th spot in the Ligue 1 table with 54 points after 32 league games, two points clear of the 5th-placed Bordeaux, but with a game in hand. Lyon have endured a mixed run of form over the past month, losing three, winning two and drawing once in their last six games across all competitions. Their away record in Europe this season has also been a complete mixed bag with two wins, two defeats and one draw in their five away games. The good news is that Les Gones have scored at least once in all but one of those games.

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Besiktas Team News

Vincent Aboubakar and Marcelo are both missing through suspension ahead of this clash.

Lyon Team News

Emanuel Hernan Mammana and Matthieu Valbuena are both doubts ahead of this game, while Rafael is suspended.

Besiktas scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Besiktas have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 3 games against Lyon

Lyon scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Lyon have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 3 games against Besiktas

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Besiktas Form Guide

Besiktas Team Logo

Besiktas

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
L A

18-03-2018

Super Lig

Istanbul Basaksehir Team Logo Istanbul Basaksehir

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

Super Lig

Alanyaspor Team Logo Alanyaspor

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Super Lig

Goztepe Team Logo Goztepe

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

13-04-2018

Super Lig

Akhisarspor Team Logo Akhisarspor

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

22-04-2018

Super Lig

Yeni Malatyaspor Team Logo Yeni Malatyaspor

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

29-04-2018

Super Lig

Galatasaray Team Logo Galatasaray

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-05-2018

Cup

Fenerbahce Team Logo Fenerbahce

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-05-2018

Super Lig

Kayserispor Team Logo Kayserispor

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Super Lig

Osmanlispor FK Team Logo Osmanlispor FK

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Super Lig

Sivasspor Team Logo Sivasspor

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Lyon Form Guide

Lyon Team Logo

Lyon

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
L H

15-03-2018

Europa League Final Stage

CSKA Moscow Team Logo CSKA Moscow

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

18-03-2018

Ligue 1

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

01-04-2018

Ligue 1

Toulouse Team Logo Toulouse

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

08-04-2018

Ligue 1

Metz Team Logo Metz

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

14-04-2018

Ligue 1

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

20-04-2018

Ligue 1

Dijon Team Logo Dijon

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-04-2018

Ligue 1

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Ligue 1

Troyes Team Logo Troyes

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Ligue 1

Nice Team Logo Nice

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Besiktas Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Lyon Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Besiktas vs Lyon Sidelined Players

Besiktas
30 Marcelo Suspended
9 Vincent Aboubakar Suspended
Lyon
20 Rafael Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fabri 180 67
77 LB Gokhan Gonul 174 73
2 CD Matej Mitrovic 187 80
6 CD Dusko Tosic 185 79
3 RB Adriano 172 67
15 CDM Oguzhan Ozyakup 180 75
13 CDM Atiba Hutchinson 187 72
94 CM Anderson Talisca 188 72
49 CM Ryan Babel 185 79
7 CM Ricardo Quaresma 175 73
23 CF Cenk Tosun 183 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Anthony Lopes 184 81
3 CD Nicolas N'Koulou 185 77
5 CD Mouctar Diakhaby 189 78
13 LB Christophe Jallet 178 70
15 RB Jeremy Morel 172 71
29 CDM Lucas Tousart 185 83
21 CDM Maxime Gonalons 187 76
8 CM Corentin Tolisso 180 82
28 CM Mathieu Valbuena 167 58
27 CM Gnaly Maxwell Cornet 179 69
10 CF Alexandre Lacazette 175 73