Everton vs Lyon Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Everton vs Lyon in the UEFA Europa League.
Everton vs Lyon Match Preview
An under-pressure Ronald Koeman will hope for some solace from his side when Everton take on Lyon in the Europa League group stage. This Everton vs Lyon fixture would be played at the Goodison Park on Thursday night.
To say that Koeman is under pressure to win this match is an understatement. The Dutch manager knows that anything less than a win would give knives to the critics. That could even see him get sacked before the weekend English Premier League clash. The Toffees may have won him an extra game by drawing against Brighton in the Premier League last round. However, their form in Europe has been very poor with just one point from two matches that see them at the bottom of Group E. However, with a win, Everton could move into second place and grant a lifeline to their manager. But, the lack of creativity and clinical finishing is hurting Everton a lot and could once again be their bane.
Thankfully for Everton, their visitors aren’t in any better shape. After losing their star striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer to Arsenal, Lyon have been struggling for consistency. They have just two points in their Europa campaign and are only marginally ahead of their hosts. However, a win over Ligue 1 Champions Monaco in the weekend must have done a world of good for the side. Without being spectacular, Lyon have managed to pass six matches losing just once. Again, marginally better than their hosts but in a match of small margins, that could be just enough to push them past the finish line.
Everton vs Lyon H2H
These two sides have never met before and it is going to be unchartered territory for both the teams. Everton, in fact, has played only one French side before – Lille during 2014/15 season where they picked up a 3-0 win at home and a goalless draw away.
Everton vs Lyon Team News
Oumar Niasse is unavailable for selection for Everton after being left out of registration for group stages. The injury table is still busy with the likes of Ross Barkley, Funes Mori, Aaron Lennon and James McCarthy all still some way off first-team action.
No real injury concerns for the visitors and should be ready to start their best side.
Everton vs Lyon Probable Line-ups
Everton: Pickford, Martina, Holgate, Williams, Baines, Gueye, Davies, Klaassen, Mirallas, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin.
Lyon: Lopes, Tete, Diakhaby, Morel, Mendy, Tousart, N’Dombele, Depay, Fekir, Traore, Mariano.
Everton vs Lyon Predictions
The hosts are under serious pressure but there are no signs of their performance improving. If Everton continue to perform the same way they did so far, it is tough to see how they can win even a point. Lyon, on the other hand, are high on confidence after defeating Monaco. Back the visitors to win the match. Coming to individuals, Fekir could be a pick to score anytime in the match.