After the first leg ended in a draw, Lyon and West Ham face each other again at Lyon’s home ground, the Groupama Stadium, to determine which of the two teams will advance to the Europa League semifinal.
Olympique Lyon have been disappointing this season and currently find themselves stuck in mid-table obscurity, a situation which has not gone down well with fans of the French Giants. The best route to any kind of European football next season is the Europa League, they will do their best to win it and qualify for the UCL.
West Ham lost their way somewhat after a strong start and currently lie in 6th place in the English Premier League. It’s unlikely they qualify for the UCL by finishing in the top four and will also hope to qualify directly for Europe’s marquee competition by winning the Europa League.
Read on for our match preview of these two clubs!
Lyon vs West Ham United Head-to-Head
The two teams have played only one game of competitive football, the first leg at the London Stadium that finished 1-1.
Lyon are in 10th place in the French Ligue 1 with 46 points from 31 games while West Ham are in 6th place in the English Premier League with 51 points from 32 games.
Lyon have been on a dreadful run of form lately with four draws and a lone win in their last five games. (Form: D-D-W-W-W)
West Ham have been slightly better. Over the same period, the Hammers have won two games, lost twice and drawn one game. (Form: L-D-W-L-W)
Lyon vs West Ham United Team News
Les Gones players, Lenny Pintor, Rayan Cherki, Sinaly Diomande, and Maxence Caqueret are all injured and will miss this fixture. Anthony Lopes and Thiago Mendes are also likely to be out of the fixture if the duo cannot pass late fitness tests.
Predicted Lyon XI: Anthony Lopes. Malo Gusto, Jerome Boateng, Castello Lukeba, Emerson Palmieri, Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, Tanguy Ndombélé, Romain Faivre, Lucas Paquetá, Houssem Aouar, Moussa Dembélé.
West Ham defenders, Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma are out injured while left back, Aaron Cresswell is serving a suspension after receiving a red card in the last match. Captain, Mark Noble is also likely to miss the game through illness.
Predicted West Ham XI: Alphonse Areola, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Arthur Masuaku, Declan Rice, Tomáš Souček, Jarrod Bowen, Saïd Benrahma, Pablo Fornals, Michail Antonio.
Lyon vs West Ham Prediction
We’re going with a “Both teams to score” prediction as well as an “over 1.5” bet.
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