Lyon vs Villarreal Prediction & Tips
By bowing (0-2) uneasily against Rennes last Sunday, the Gones have chained a third successive setback in L1. A first for three years for a club finally more used to handle such situations. The reception of Villarreal is all the more important, in a competition that is particularly dear to the heart of Lyon. It must be said that if they fail at the foot of the podium behind Monaco and OM, Fékir and his teammates will be able to access the Champions League only by triumphing in this Europa League. A perspective far from illusory for a club with several nuggets, semi-finalist of the last edition. While the final will be played in Parc OL, everyone in the Rhône has made the event a priority. Solid fifth Liga but dominated in his last two outings (2-1 at Betis and 1-2 against Alavés), Villarreal also is reclaiming. Dangerous through Bacca, the yellow submarine shines collectively. It’s a real test under pressure that Lyonnais will pass: will they live up to the poster?
Villarreal has been dominated in their last two games against Betis (2-1) and Alaves (1-2).
Lyon have won six of their last seven Europa League games played in front of their home crowd.
We remember that the Roma (4-2), Beşiktaş (2-1) or Ajax (3-1) were logically inclined in the Rhone last year in the competition.
The yellow submarine has won only one of its last 12 Europa League games played away from home.
Lyon is going through a difficult time but has still won six of his last ten games played on his land …
Lyon had a small mistake of course a few days ago in front of Rennes but overall disappointed little in Parc OL where he won nearly 70% of his appointments. At ease technically but not always sufficiently present on the physical level, the Spaniards could be caught in the throat by an OL able to muscle his midfield. It is clearly thought that Lyon is superior to the yellow submarine. Les Gones will take a nice option on qualifying this Thursday!
Lyon – Villarreal FREE TIPS
Lyon – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90