Shakhtar vs Lyon Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Another interesting match awaits the football fans as Shakhtar host Lyon at the Metalist Oblast Sports Complex. Two-teams from the middle of the table will battle it out in what could be a crucial match for them. The winner of the outing will take the second spot in Group F and increase their chances of progressing further into the competition.
Shakhtar are placed third in their group with five points from two draws, two losses, and a single win. In the previous round, they ended their two-game losing campaign when they triumphed over Hoffenheim by the score of 2-3. This was a real beauty for the fans to watch as there was no lack of excitement. Ismaily and Taison scored for the Ukranian side early in the game and before the end of the half, the game was a stalemate, thanks to goals from Kramaric and Zuber. In the sixtieth minute of the clash, Szalai received his second yellow and left his team crippled for the time that was remaining. The punishment came in the closing minutes of the match when Taison scored to make it the final 2-3, thus bringing Shakhtar the precious three points.
Lyon hold the second spot in the group with seven points from a win and four consecutive draws. Despite being placed second, they are the only unbeaten team in group F. In their most recent outing, they faced Manchester City and got a 2-2 draw. The first half, despite many attempts, failed to bring any changes to the scoreboard. In the second, Laporte and Aguero scored a goal each for City, and Cornet added two goals for Lyon. The teams were equal and the clash could have gone either way.
When it comes to the previous matches between the two sides, Lyon have been better. Out of the three games that they’ve played, Lyon have won one and the remaining two ended as draws. It is worth noting that we have seen both teams score in all of them and the two sides averaged 3.66 goals.
Shakhtar don't have big injury concerns before the match with Olympique Lyon. Fernando is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they are eager to win all three points.
On the other side Lyon have several missing players for this important game. Amine Gouiri is injured and he can't play on Wednesday night. Rafael, Tanguy NDombele, Pape Cheikh, Maxwel Cornet and Léo Dubois are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Ismaily, Rakitskiy, Krivtsov, Matvyenko; Stepanenko, Maycon; Bolbat, Taison, Marlos; Moraes
Lyon: Lopes; Tete, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy; Tousart, Aouar; Traore, Fekir, Terrier; Depay
Shakhtar vs Lyon Prediction
Match Shakhtar vs Lyon is going to be a tough one and we will enjoy in a true football battle. Both sides will play aggressive football and we will see lots of midfield duels and fouls. Olympique Lyon sit second in the standings on seven points with two more then Shakhtar and this match will be important one for both teams. Shakhtar will be through if they win and all players are highly motivated for the match. They will play strong and aggressive in defense line, but this is must win game for them and they must score. On the other side Lyon will try to score after fast counterattacks. Lyon play solid football this season and they are undefeated in the group stage.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Shakhtar vs Lyon Prediction: Shakhtar to win. We expect from the hosts to win this game, but we don't expect goal in the first half time. Our second betting pick, but our risky bet for the match is X/1. Maybe correct score will be 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.