Lyon vs CSKA Moscow – Europa League: In one of the several matches taking place this Thursday of football in Europe
Counting towards the 2nd leg of the Europa League’s 8th finals, the local side Lyon and the visiting side CSKA Moscow face off in the city of Lyon, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
With both teams meeting again on the season, with their previous encounter finishing with a 1-0 win for the French, in Moscow, on the 1st leg of this tie.
The home side is making a very positive campaign so far, namely in Europe, where on the previous round they’ve already eliminated one of the most historical teams of the competition, after also having eliminated Everton that is usually a very strong team as well, at least at the European level.
The team is coming off a good streak of results recently, being unbeaten for 3 consecutive matches and getting 2 wins by the minimum margin on their last 2 matches played.
As for the Russians, they come into this encounter needing, not only to score in France, but also to win, since they’ve lost at home on the 1st leg of this knockout tie, which puts them upon a much harder task on this 2nd leg.
With the team having the opportunity to build up on their Europa League campaign, after having eliminated Crvena Zvezda on the previous round, after dropping from the Champions League.
The team is coming off 2 wins and 1 loss on their last 3 matches. That is after the winter break, with their loss against the French being even the only stain on this 2nd half of the season for the Russian champions.
Lyon vs CSKA Moscow – Betting Tip and Prediction:
After a very balanced 1st leg where there was only 1 goal scored.
I expect an exactly similar match here, since 1 team is already in the lead of this knockout tie, which doesn’t force them to attack, while the other yes has to go for broke, but will be playing on a very complicated ground.
|Under 2.5 Goals||