2016-2017 UEFA Europa League: Lyon vs Ajax

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Match Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Match Date:  11 May 2017

12BET (Football Tip) It’s all but a make or break battle between Lyon and Ajax. However, the pressure is largely on the side of Lyon after losing so much on the first leg to then-hosts Ajax.

Head to Head Matches

05/03/2017     Ajax 4:1 Lyon

11/22/2011     Lyon 0:0 Ajax

09/14/2011     Ajax 0:0 Lyon

10/30/2002     Lyon 0:2 Ajax

09/17/2002     Ajax 2:1 Lyon

Team Analysis

Lyon

Lyon remain firmly in Ligue 1’s fourth spot after 3-2 win encounter with Nantes. Nabil Fekir and Maxwel Cornet starred the game as they secured victory of the team.

On Thursday, the club takes turn to host the second leg of Europa League battle against Ajax. They might have the chance to win this time. However, Bruno Genesio’s side has hints that a trouble is brewing.

Corentin Tolisso, Mouctar Diakhaby, and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa who all missed Lyon’s recent duel with are potentially ineligible to join the forthcoming evening match. With this, Lyon have to put up no less than excellent defenses.

Ajax

Ajax, in the recent matches have massively snatched points from their opponents. Though Peter Bosz’s squad is on the brink of getting eliminated after a poor display in the second leg at VELTINS-Arena, the club managed to prove how proficient they are in making a comeback. And scoring 4-0 against G.A. Eagles, Ajax are all set to replicate the previous performance as they journey to Lyon’s home field.

Bosz’s side will retain the lineup similar to the first leg encounter with Lyon. And the club will look to be strengthened by the return of Nick Viergever and Joel Veltman who both missed the 4-1 win due to suspension.

Prediction

Both teams are geared towards creating high scoring. But obviously, Lyon are the favorite team to win this match and so they will likely pull off a good game for themselves.

Lyon 1.67 (best odds here to step up the game)

Score: 2-1

Credit: ligue1.com

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