Lyon vs Villarreal Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Another exciting clash awaits the football fans as Lyon will host Villarreal at the Groupama Stadium. This is a game between one of the best teams from Spain and France. A match like this is bound to provide lots of goals, excitement, and betting opportunities for everyone.
Lyon have had bad results in the recent weeks as they have lost three of the previous four games in all competitions. A tough opponent is ahead of them as they are facing Villarreal, who have the most wins and goals in the UEFA Europa League. Lyon have qualified for this season’s knockout phase as the runners-up of Group E. The French side have played a total of 30 games against Spanish clubs. Their overall record is nine wins, eight draws, and thirteen losses, and at home, they have six wins, four draws, and five losses. It is worth noting that three of those wins were against one of the best teams in the world, Real Madrid. Lyon have managed to keep just one clean sheet in eight UEFA Europa League home matches, but they have also scored twenty-two goals in those games and won six of them, losing just one.
Villarreal have secured their appearance in the knockout stage after dominating the Group A. Villarreal are not that experienced when it comes to facing clubs from France. Their most recent clash against a side from Ligue 1 was last year when they played against Monaco in the UEFA Champions League play-off. Villarreal are unbeaten in the previous seven European away matches. The Spanish club are playing their fourth consecutive UEFA Europa League knockout phase, having extended their perfect record of qualifying from the group stage to six out of six.
This is the first time that these two sides face each other in UEFA competitions. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win some money with our football prediction and betting tips.
Lyon do not have lots of missing players for the match against Villarreal. Rafael is only one player who will not play on this match. All other players are ready to play and all of them are highly motivated to make positive score in the first leg.
On the other side Villarreal have more missing players for this game. Andrés Fernández, Rúben Semedo, Bruno Soriano, Nicola Sansone and Ramiro Guerra are injured and they will not play on Thursday night. Roberto Soriano is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready for the match and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Lyon: Lopes; Marcal, Diakhaby, Marcelo, Tete; NDombele, Aouar; Depay, Fekir, Cornet; Mariano
Villarreal: Barbosa; Rukavina, Bonera, Ruiz, Marin; Raba, Rodri, Trigueros; Fornals; Unal, Bacca
Lyon vs Villarreal Prediction
What a great football game to place our bet and win some money on Thursday and Europa League game Lyon vs Villarreal. Both teams are highly motivated for this match and they will play offensive and attractive football. Lyon play in front of their fans and they are closer to win, but it will not be an easy job to do. On the other side Villarreal play solid football this season and they will try to score from the first minute. We will enjoy in one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides and expect to see lots of goals.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Lyon vs Villarreal Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from both teams to score, but also expect to see more then two goals here. Our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. This time our risky bet goes on Depay to score. He play in brilliant form in Lyon and we think he can be a man of the match in France. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.