Lyon vs Villarreal – Europa League: In one of the several matches being played this Thursday, counting towards the Europa League’s round of 32
The local side Lyon and the visiting side Villarreal face off in the city of Lyon, at the Groupama Stadium, on a match between two teams that will meet for the 2nd time, but with this being their first official meeting.
The home side is probably making one of their best campaigns in recent history, recovering some of their internal and international prestige with the good campaign they have been able to cement,
fighting for the Champions League’s qualifying spots in Ligue 1 and having managed to advance easily on a balanced group like group E, formed by Atalanta, Everton, Lyon and Apollon.
The team, still, is coming off a less positive streak of results, only winning 1 of their last 4 matches in what is their least exciting streak of the season on that level, conceding a lot of goals in this period but also scoring a few (like they usually do).
As for the visiting side, they are also making a positive campaign, managing to qualify not that hardly in a more balanced group than it was maybe initially expected, with things also going well for them at least in terms of La Liga.
The team is coming off a globally positive streak of results, stopping on their last 2 matches a streak of several unbeaten matches by losing with Bétis and Alavés, after getting 4 consecutive victories.
Lyon vs Villarreal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Considering that Lyon is one of the teams that plays the best attacking football but also one of the teams that makes the most defensive mistakes (and with that, conceding a lot of goals)
and upon a Villarreal that is also a team with great offensive competence and not so much defensively, I also see in this match the possibility of an encounter with goals and excitement on the pitch.
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