Lyon vs Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Lyon vs Everton in the UEFA Europa League.
Lyon vs Everton Match Preview
Lyon will look to improve their knockout chances in the Europa League and land a body blow to their visitors Everton when the duo meets at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. This Group ‘E’ Lyon vs Everton fixture would be played on November 2, Thursday night.
Lyon are in a zone that is anti-Everton at the moment. They are winning matches, scoring a lot of goals and playing exciting football, which should bode well for them ahead of this encounter. Their Europa form is patchy though, as they have five points from three matches. Two consecutive 1-1 draws with Apollon Limassol and Atalanta started their campaign while a 2-1 away win over Everton put them second in Group ‘E’. Bruno Genesio’s side, who made the semi-finals last season, are impressive at home having scored 11 goals in their last five home matches. Lyon’s tryst with scoring goals is evident as they scored at least three goals in three of their last five encounters. All this is bad news to their visitors!
Everton’s dismal form didn’t improve even after the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Under interim manager David Unsworth, the Toffees were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Leicester City piling more misery on Everton in the Premier League. Their form in Europa League is equally poor, as they stand bottom of the table with just one point from three games. That point was won on matchday two against Apollon Limassol in a 2-2 draw. They were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Atalanta while Lyon overcame them 2-1 in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park in the last round. Their knockout chances look slim as they need to win all their remaining games and hope for other results to fall their way. Neither looks probable now, unless Everton somehow find the elixir for improvement overnight!
Lyon vs Everton H2H
Lyon’s 2-1 win in the reverse fixture was the only time these two sides have met. Everton have won just once in their last five away Europa games while Lyon have won four of their last five home games in this competition.
Lyon vs Everton Team News
Lyon will be without Nabil Fekir, Mariano, and Clement Grenier for this Lyon vs Everton fixture.
Everton have five players on the injury list with Seamus Coleman, Ross Barley, Morgan Schneiderlin, Yannick Bolasie, Funes Mori, and James McCarthy out of contention.
Lyon vs Everton Probable Line-ups
Lyon: Lopes, Marcal, Morel, Marcelo, Rafael, N’Dombele, Tousart, Aouar, Depay, Traore, Diaz.
Everton: Pickford, Baines, Jagielka, Williams, Kenny, Gueye, Davies, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin.
Lyon vs Everton Predictions
Everton are conceding close to 2.5 goals per game in the Europa League this season while Lyon have been prolific scorers at home in the Europa League. However, the hosts are without a clean sheet in their last nine home games in the Europa League. All indicators point to an encounter with goals and one that is heavily loaded in favour of the hosts.