Lyon vs Atalanta – Europa League: The Europa League has a very interesting set of teams this season…
Not only for the quality they have, or the qualities they present, but also because they have a real test in this match to present, on an external level, as title contenders of excellence.
I believe that’s the case of teams like Lyon and Atalanta.
The French are blocked in France, by the multi-millionaires Paris SG and a team with a winning dynamic like AS Monaco, so they have to find another way to assert themselves.
That happens in the Europa League, where they reached the Semi-Finals last season and are pointing at a similar outcome this season.
Atalanta is a team who, in the context of the Italian Serie A, will hardly get into the fight for the top spots, having even see their competition increase in the fight for the European spots.
However, as they’ve shown on the 1st round, they might be able to make an impact on the Europa League.
On the last 6 matches, Lyon has won only 1, having even tied with Apollon from Cyprus, which has, from the get-go, affected their chances in this group stage.
They go into this match with some nerves, even more because they have only been able to keep a clean sheet twice this season.
Lyon vs Atalanta – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atalanta has lost in the first two matches of the Serie A, against Roma and Napoli, but they didn’t get carried away, getting a great win over Everton.
On the Italians’ side, they have only failed to score once, which was on the 1st match, so that allows me to believe that their offensive quality will be enough to cause Lyon some difficulties.
A match where the French’s need to win will force them to take some risk but also a match where Atalanta can keep trying to build their dream success.
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