Lyon vs Ajax Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Lyon vs Ajax Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Lyon will be looking to overturn a three-goal deficit when they welcome Ajax at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday night for the second leg of their Europa League Semi-finals tie. Lyon were thrashed 4-1 on the road at Ajax last Thursday, with their consolation goal being scored by Mathieu Valbuena. For the Amsterdammers, Bertrand Traore scored a brace while Kasper Dolberg and Amin Younes added the other two goals. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

These two sides have been scoring goals for fun throughout this 2016/17 competitive season, so I’m expecting another open game after the first leg ended with five goals scored. Lyon have been a strong side on home soil over the past six months, winning eleven of their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions while scoring at least two goals in each of these. I’m backing goals here, but I’m also expecting Lyon to maximise their home advantage and to secure a win.

Lyon to win at 13/20

Over 3.5 goals at 10/11

Lyon saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against Ajax

Ajax have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 10 games

Ajax saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against Lyon

AVG Goals

3.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Lyon Form Guide

Lyon Team Logo

Lyon

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Benfica Team Logo Benfica

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

04-08-2018

Champions Cup

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-08-2018

Champions Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 5 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-08-2018

Ligue 1

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-08-2018

Ligue 1

Reims Team Logo Reims

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-08-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

31-08-2018

Ligue 1

Nice Team Logo Nice

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Ajax Form Guide

Ajax Team Logo

Ajax

Won

7

Draw

3

Lost

0
D A

07-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Standard Liege Team Logo Standard Liege

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

11-08-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Standard Liege Team Logo Standard Liege

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

18-08-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Dynamo Kyiv Team Logo Dynamo Kyiv

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

25-08-2018

Eredivisie

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

28-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Dynamo Kyiv Team Logo Dynamo Kyiv

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-09-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

15-09-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. E

AEK Athens Team Logo AEK Athens

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Lyon Preview

Lyon suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat on the road at Ajax last Thursday, but bounced back with a hard-fought 3-2 home win over Nantes in Ligue 1 at the weekend. This leaves Lyon in 4th position in the Ligue 1 table with 63 points under their belts after 36 rounds, already five points clear of 5th-placed Marseille with just two games to go. Les Gones have been scoring goals for fun throughout this Ligue 1 campaign as they managed an impressive tally of 74 in 36 league outings. Alexandre Lacazette has been their most dangerous player in front of goal throughout this campaign, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 24 goals in his 28 league appearances. On home soil, Lyon have enjoyed a decent run of form over the past five months, winning eleven of their last 15 home competitive fixtures. Furthermore, Lyon have won all three of their Europa League home games this season, scoring 13 goals in this term while conceding just four. Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette have been Lyon’s most prolific players in front of goal throughout this Europa League campaign, as the pair bagged eight goals and four assists between them.

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Lyon Team News

Mouctar Diakhaby, Corentin Tolisso and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa are all doubts ahead of this clash.

Ajax Preview

After a disappointing 1-0 defeat at PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie three weeks ago, Ajax bounced back with an impressive 4-1 home victory over Lyon last Thursday in the first leg of this Semi-finals tie. Furthermore, the Amsterdammers followed this up with another comfortable 4-0 home win over Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredivisie at the weekend. They still sit in second spot in the Eredivisie table, but they are now just one point of the current leaders Feyenoord, who suffered a humiliating 0-3 away defeat at their city rivals Excelsior on Sunday. This means that Ajax still have chances to lift the Eredivisie table if they will win their final league fixture against Willem II and Feyenoord will fail to pick up all three points from their home clash against Heracles next Sunday. Similar to their Thursday’s opponents, Ajax have also scored plenty of goals throughout their domestic season as they managed an impressive tally of 76 in 33 rounds. Kasper Dolberg and Davy Klaassen have both enjoyed a strong Eredivisie campaign, as the pair bagged 28 goals and 15 assists between them. The bad news is that Ajax have struggled for consistency on the road recently, winning just once in their last six competitive away fixtures. In addition, the Amsterdammers are winless in their last five European away games, registering three draws and two defeats by one-goal margins.

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Ajax Team News

Daley Sinkgraven is the only doubtful player for Ajax ahead of this trip.

Lyon Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Ajax Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.5

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 vs Ajax Sidelined Players

Lyon
2 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Injured
4 Emanuel Mammana Injured
Ajax
8 Daley Sinkgraven Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Anthony Lopes 184 81
20 LB Rafael 172 65
3 CD Nicolas N'Koulou 185 77
5 CD Mouctar Diakhaby 189 78
15 RB Jeremy Morel 172 71
28 CM Mathieu Valbuena 167 58
18 CM Nabil Fekir 173 76
27 CM Maxwell Cornet 179 69
21 CDM Maxime Gonalons 187 76
8 CDM Corentin Tolisso 180 82
10 CF Alexandre Lacazette 175 73
No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Andre Onana 190 82
36 CD Matthijs de Ligt 187 80
26 RB Nick Viergever 183 78
3 LB Joel Veltman 182 73
5 CD Davinson Sanchez 187 81
10 CM Davy Klaassen 179 70
20 CM Lasse Schoene 178 75
22 CM Hakim Ziyech 180 70
9 LF Bertrand Traore 180 71
25 CF Kasper Dolberg 186 75
11 RF Amin Younes 168 70