Atalanta vs Lyon – Europa League: The first place of this group E will be decided on the duel between Atalanta from Bergamo and Olympique Lyon
The Italian side, despite everything, wasn’t expected to be at this position at this stage of the competition.
With Lyon, who reached the semi-finals last season, and Everton in the same group, everything pointed towards a huge difference in terms of level to the remaining contenders, with Apollon appearing as the ultimate underdog.
However, between the bad season of the team from Liverpool and the excellent European campaign from Atalanta, the surprise got to the point where we will know have this decision in Bergamo.
The ability that this team has been showing on the awakening of a city to support their club, as well as bringing back the memories of other impressive European nights of this club, deserve everything that this team might accomplish.
But it’s good to see. We are talking about a team that is fighting to be the big sensation of this Europa League edition against another team that has found another interesting context for a potential European win.
On their own tailored approach and probably on the competition that is more suitable for them, in sporting terms, Lyon have been building themselves as that French team that could, finally, attend a European final and win it.
In this match, we should expect two teams giving everything they’ve got. Lyon should be more consistent, despite the home defeat to Lille last week, more emotional and, eventually, more attractive,
while Atalanta’s proposal should be, for several periods, to play (especially) with the heart.
Atalanta vs Lyon – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The tiebreak criteria will also be decided in this match. A draw with 1 goal or less will favour Atalanta, while for Lyon, only a draw of 2 or more goals or the victory will allow them to finish in 1st place of this group E.
This way, we should expect a Lyon more focused in scoring first.
|Lyon to score first||