Lyon vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Lyon vs AZ Alkmaar Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Lyon will be looking to extend their winning streak in all competitions to three games when they welcome AZ Alkmaar at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday night for the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie. Lyon picked up a comfortable 1-4 victory at AZ Alkmaar last Thursday thanks to a brace from Alexandre Lacazette and two other goals from Lucas Tousart and Jordan Ferri. 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

Lyon are huge favourites to win here due to their recent home form, as they have won five of their last six home fixtures across all competitions. In addition, Lyon scored at least two goals in five of their last six home games in all competitions. However, Lyon can afford to rotate the squad a little bit for this clash as they hold a comfortable three-goal lead. This means that AZ should be able to register at least one draw in this one. AZ have only lost once in their last twelve away games across all competitions. 

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Lyon Preview

Lyon ended this Europa League tie when they beat AZ Alkmaar 1-4 last week, and followed on from this victory with another comfortable 4-2 home victory over Dijon in Ligue 1 at the weekend. They now have won three of their last four games across all competitions, scoring four goals in each of these. Les Gones currently sit in 4th spot in the standings with 43 points to their name after 25 rounds, already 13 points off the 3rd-placed Nice. Their challenge for the Ligue 1 title is all but over, but they are still fighting for a Champions League place. Lyon’s home form over the past two months has been impressive, as they have won five of their last six home fixtures in all competitions, scoring 19 goals in the process. Furthermore, Les Gones have not lost in their last four UEFA fixtures, winning two and drawing two in the process. Lyon were Champions League semi-finalists in 2009/10, but haven’t obtained any notable results since then. Lyon have been scoring goals for fun throughout their Ligue 1 campaign this season, as they hold the 3rd best offensive record in the division with 49 goals in 25 league outings. Alexandre Lacazette has been Lyon’s most dangerous player in front of goal so far this season, scoring 24 goals across all competitions.

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AZ Alkmaar Preview

AZ Alkmaar, on the flip side, have been terrible over the past three weeks, winning just once in their last five games across all competitions. AZ were beaten 1-4 at home by Lyon in the first leg of their Europa League tie last Thursday and followed this up with a disappointing 1-1 draw on the road at Willem II in the Eredivisie at the weekend. Due to their recent struggle in the Eredivisie, AZ find themselves only in 5th spot in the standings at the moment, already 16 points off the 3rd-placed PSV Eindhoven. They managed an impressive tally of 39 goals in 23 league fixtures this season, but they looked poor at the other end of the field. Alkmaar conceded 33 goals in 23 rounds, which is the second worst defensive record in top ten. On the road, AZ Alkmaar have only lost once in their last twelve away games across all competitions while winning six in the process. Furthermore, AZ have suffered just one defeat in their five away European fixtures this season and kept three clean sheets in the process. Wout Weghorst is a player to watch here, as the 24-year-old striker is currently leading the club’s goalscoring charts in the Eredivisie with 10 goals in his 20 league appearances.

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Lyon Team News

Matthieu Valbuena is the only injury absentee for Lyon ahead of this game.

AZ Alkmaar Team News

Jonas Svensson is a doubt, but Gino Coutinho is out through an elbow injury. The good news is that Ron Vlaar is back in training.

Lyon are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against AZ Alkmaar

AZ Alkmaar saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AZ Alkmaar saw over 1.5 goals in 2 out of their last 2 games played against Lyon

AVG Goals

1.6

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)

AZ Alkmaar Form Guide

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo

AZ Alkmaar

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Zulte-Waregem Team Logo Zulte-Waregem

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

26-07-2018

Europa League Qualification

Kairat Almaty Team Logo Kairat Almaty

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

02-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Kairat Almaty Team Logo Kairat Almaty

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

12-08-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

Eredivisie

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

D H

26-08-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-09-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

16-09-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

23-09-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

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

AZ Alkmaar Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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 vs AZ Alkmaar Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Anthony Lopes 184 81
13 RB Christophe Jallet 178 70
2 CD Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 184 77
5 CD Mouctar Diakhaby 189 78
20 LB Rafael 172 65
14 CM Sergi Darder 180 67
12 CM Jordan Ferri 172 70
29 CM Lucas Tousart 185 83
18 CF Nabil Fekir 173 76
11 LF Rachid Ghezzal 182 65
27 RF Maxwell Cornet 179 69
No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Tim Krul 188 74
5 RB Ridgeciano Haps 175 66
4 CD Ron Vlaar 189 80
30 CD Stijn Wuytens 183 74
2 LB Mattias Johansson 174 66
7 CM Alireza Jahanbakhsh 180 78
6 CDM Ben Rienstra 182 67
23 CDM Derrick Luckassen 186 78
18 LF Iiass Bel Hassani 173 72
27 CF Fred Friday 187 82
28 RF Levi Garcia 175 72