Lyon vs Besiktas Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Lyon vs Besiktas Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Lyon will be looking to take another famous scalp in the Europa League when they welcome Besiktas at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday night for the first leg of their quarter-finals tie. Lyon threw away a one-goal lead to succumb to a 1-4 home defeat at the hands of Lorient last time out in Ligue 1. Corentin Tolisso gave Bruno Genesio’s men just before the break, but the visitors levelled the game just before the break and added another three goals in the second half. On the flip side, Besiktas picked up a hard-fought 3-4 victory at Trabzonspor last weekend in the Super Lig, with Cenk Tosun, Vincent Aboubakar, Anderson Talisca and Atiba Hutchinson all getting on the scoresheet for Senol Gunes’ men. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Lyon are huge favourites to win here, and that’s due to their recent home form, as they have won nine of their last ten home fixtures across all competitions. However, Besiktas proved to be a tough nut to crack on the road over the past four months, having lost just once in their last ten away competitive fixtures. It’s difficult to predict the winner in this one, but I’m expecting goals as both sides looked very prolific in front of goal in their previous two rounds in the Europa League.

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals at 4/5

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Lyon Preview

Lyon managed an impressive 5-4 victory on aggregate over Roma in the Europa League round of 16, but their recent form has been poor. They have only won once in their last five games across all competitions while losing three in the process. Les Gones have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net during this poor run of form, as they conceded at least two goals in three of these five competitive fixtures. Although they suffered a 1-4 home defeat at the hands of Lorient at the weekend, Lyon still sit in 4th spot in the standings, five points clear of the 5th-placed Bordeaux. Les Gones have been scoring goals for fun throughout this Ligue 1 campaign, as they are the division’s second topscorers with 65 goals in his 32 league fixtures. Alexandre Lacazette has played a crucial role in Lyon’s performance throughout this campaign, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 24 goals under his belt in his 27 league appearances. Nabil Fekir has also enjoyed a decent competitive season, as he has been Lyon’s most prolific player in front of goal throughout this Europa League campaign, providing four goals and three assists in his just four appearances. On home soil, Les Gones were on a six-game winning streak across all competitions prior to their 1-4 defeat at the hands of Lorient in their most recent home fixture. During that impressive run of form, Lyon managed to score at least four goals in each of their six home competitive fixtures. Another interesting fact is that Lyon have scored 16 goals in their last four games in the Europa League.

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Besiktas Preview

Meanwhile, Besiktas have enjoyed a terrific run of form over the past two months, having lost just once in their last 13 games across all competitions. The Turks come into this tie on the back of two consecutive wins against Genclerbirligi and Trabzonspor in the last two league games, scoring at least three goals in each of these. They still sit on top of the Super Lig table, but they now have eight more points than the second-placed Basaksehir. This means that Senol Gunes’ men are now chasing down a second successive Turkish title, but they are also prepared to take Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals. Besiktas’ performance throughout this Super Lig campaign was largely based on their solid defence, as they hold the second best defensive record in the division with just 23 goals conceded in 27 rounds. They also looked very well-organised at the back throughout this Europa League campaign, having conceded just four goals in their last four fixtures. The Turkish outfit are undefeated in the Europa League this season since transferring from the Champions League and have yet to lose a UEFA clash at their new Besiktas Arena. Their recent away form has seen Besiktas losing just one of their last ten away games across all competitions. Vincent Aboubakar and Cenk Tosun have been Besiktas’ most dangerous players in front of goal throughout this Europa League campaign, having scored three goals each in four games. The latter is leading the Super Lig’s goalscoring charts with 17 goals and four assists in his 27 league appearances.

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Lyon Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Lyon ahead of this clash. Although, Maxime Gonalons is missing through suspension, while Maxwel Cornet, Sergi Darder, Rafael and Lucas Tousart are all one yellow card away from suspension.

Besiktas Team News

Vincent Aboubakar is suspended for this clash, while Caner Erkin, Marcelo and Oguzhan Ozyakup are all one yellow card away from suspension.

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

Besiktas saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Besiktas have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 3 games 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)

Besiktas Form Guide

Besiktas Team Logo

Besiktas

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

12-08-2018

Super Lig

Akhisarspor Team Logo Akhisarspor

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

16-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

LASK Team Logo LASK

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

Super Lig

Erzurum BB Team Logo Erzurum BB

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

23-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Partizan Beograd Team Logo Partizan Beograd

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

26-08-2018

Super Lig

Antalyaspor Team Logo Antalyaspor

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

30-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Partizan Beograd Team Logo Partizan Beograd

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

02-09-2018

Super Lig

Bursaspor Team Logo Bursaspor

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Altinordu Team Logo Altinordu

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Super Lig

Yeni Malatyaspor Team Logo Yeni Malatyaspor

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. I

Sarpsborg 08 Team Logo Sarpsborg 08

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

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

Besiktas 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 Besiktas Sidelined Players

Lyon
21 Maxime Gonalons Suspended
Besiktas
9 Vincent Aboubakar Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Anthony Lopes 184 81
15 RB Jeremy Morel 172 71
5 CD Mouctar Diakhaby 189 78
4 CD Emanuel Mammana 183 70
20 LB Rafael 172 65
28 CM Mathieu Valbuena 167 58
18 CM Nabil Fekir 173 76
8 CDM Corentin Tolisso 180 82
29 CDM Lucas Tousart 185 83
11 CM Rachid Ghezzal 182 65
10 CF Alexandre Lacazette 175 73
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fabri 185 67
30 CD Marcelo 190 79
2 CD Matej Mitrovic 187 80
6 RB Dusko Tosic 185 79
77 LB Gokhan Gonul 174 73
15 CDM Oguzhan Ozyakup 180 75
13 CDM Atiba Hutchinson 187 72
49 CM Ryan Babel 185 79
94 CM Anderson Talisca 188 72
3 CM Adriano 172 67
23 CF Cenk Tosun 183 78