There is no room for more bills. This is the decisive match that will define one of the finalist in Europa League this year. The road to Stockholm was quite long, and now only the final step is left.
Lyon disappointed its fans in the first match and recorded heavy loss 4:1 at „Amsterdam Arena“. Alexandre Lacazette is not yet in optimal shape, but he is likely to be put into play, given the many goals that have to be catching up. Another team star Memphis Depay has no right to play in this game. Lyon recorded a tough victory over Nantes in the last round and maintained his 5 points lead in front of Marseille in the fight for 4th place. Lyon still has no victory over this rival. Still, we do not have to write them off because they play very well at home. In its last 3 home games in Europa League, Lyon scores an average of 4.3 goals per game, so nothing is lost.
Ajax played a great game a week ago. Over the weekend, Ajax recorded a convincing victory 4:0 in the championship. Joel Veltman and Nick Vergever return to play for Ajax, after missing the last two games. Ajax is performing very bad in its Europa League visits. Their lead is now quite serious, but they still can not be 100% sure for their participation in the final.
Interesting facts about the match:
Lyon's last 7 games in Europa League have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Ajax has not lost in his last 5 games against Lyon.
Lyon scored 13 goals in its last 3 home games in Europa League.
Ajax has not won his last 5 away games in Europa League.
Lyon has nothing to lose. Lyon has to score at least 3 goals if they want to qualify for the final. This is a rather difficult, but not an impossible task. Even if they fail to qualify, a win for the hosts seems very likely.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Prediction1 1
- Odds-149 Bet365
- Match result3-1 (+6.70)
|1 Anthony Lopes|
|5 Mouctar Diakhaby|
|3 Nicolas N'Koulou|
|15 Jérémy Morel|
|18 Nabil Fekir|
|21 Maxime Gonalons|
|8 Corentin Tolisso|
|10 Alexandre Lacazette|
|28 Mathieu Valbuena|
|27 Maxwel Cornet|
|Coach: B. Génésio|
|24 Andre Onana|
|36 Matthijs de Ligt|
|5 Davinson Sanchez|
|26 Nick Viergever|
|3 Joël Veltman|
|20 Lasse Schöne|
|22 Hakim Ziyech|
|10 Davy Klaassen|
|25 Kasper Dolberg|
|11 Amin Younes|
|9 Bertrand Traore|
|Coach: P. Bosz|
Head 2 head
|11.05.17||Olympique Lyonnais - Ajax||3-1||UEFA|
|03.05.17||Ajax - Olympique Lyonnais||4-1||UEFA|
|22.11.11||Olympique Lyonnais - Ajax||0-0||UEFA|
|14.09.11||Ajax - Olympique Lyonnais||0-0||UEFA|
|29.10.02||Olympique Lyonnais - Ajax||0-2||UEFA|
|16.09.02||Ajax - Olympique Lyonnais||2-1||UEFA|
Head 2 head Statistics
Last 5 home Lyon
|19.11.17||Olympique Lyonnais - Montpellier||0-0||Ligue|
|02.11.17||Olympique Lyonnais - Everton||3-0||UEFA|
|29.10.17||Olympique Lyonnais - Metz||2-0||Ligue|
|13.10.17||Olympique Lyonnais - Monaco||3-2||Ligue|
|28.09.17||Olympique Lyonnais - Atalanta||1-1||UEFA|
Last 5 away Ajax
|18.11.17||NAC Breda - Ajax||0-8||Eredi|
|28.10.17||Willem II - Ajax||1-3||Eredi|
|25.10.17||ASV De Dijk - Ajax||1-4||Cup|
|22.10.17||Feyenoord - Ajax||1-4||Eredi|
|01.10.17||Heerenveen - Ajax||0-4||Eredi|
Last 5 away Lyon
|05.11.17||Saint-Etienne - Olympique Lyonnais||0-5||Ligue|
|22.10.17||Troyes - Olympique Lyonnais||0-5||Ligue|
|19.10.17||Everton - Olympique Lyonnais||1-2||UEFA|
|01.10.17||Angers SCO - Olympique Lyonnais||3-3||Ligue|
|17.09.17||Paris St Germain - Olympique Lyonnais||2-0||Ligue|