Lyon and Ajax play at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in a Europa League second leg (Semi-finals) match after Ajax’s (4 -1) home win in the first leg. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games. There are those who put Ajax in the top category, but we will have a great game, and Lyon continues to have a good chance of reversing this result by the field manager, but also mainly by his competitive team.
The home team arrive in this second hand with a 3-goal deficit but with the advantage of scoring 1 goal out in the first leg. This is a stronger team when they play upfront their fans, because in the last 30 games they have 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; Against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses on their own stadium.
Lyon are playing their twenty-seventh appearance in 2017, but only the eighth in the Europa League, trying to repeat the good performance they have been showing in the French Championship to carry out the difficult task of reversing the advantage built by Ajax in the first leg , When he was thrashed 4×1 by the Dutch. Nevertheless, the team does not live a very regular moment, having lost its penultimate confrontation before his fans, and won the penultimate outside of house. As principal, the team has played thirteen games that year, accumulating ten victories and three defeats. For this confrontation, the coach should keep the team in the 4-2-3-1, highlighting Fekir in the offensive sector. The coach Bruno Génésio will not be able to count on the player Tolisso, due to muscle injury.
Probable lineup: Anthony Lopes, Christophe Jallet, Nicolas N’Koulou, Mouctar Diakhaby, Jeremy Morel, Lucas Tousart, Maxime Gonalons, Gnaly Maxwell, Corentin Tolisso, Mathieu Valbuena, Nabil Fekir.
In this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 games outside of your stadium. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition.
Ajax take the field for their 26th game this year, which marks their fourth showing away from their fans in this edition of the Europa League, trying to keep up the good performance that has been showing throughout the season and secure their place in the final of the continental tournament. The team have a great time as they have suffered only two defeats in the last twelve matches and now run the Dutch Cup. As a visitor, the team has already played eleven matches in 2017, accumulating five wins, three defeats and three draws. For that game, the coach should keep the team in the 4-3-3, with Dolberg standing out in the offensive sector. With practically all the equipment at disposal, the Technician Peter Bosz will only have a doubt with respect to the player Sinkgraven, since he recovers of knee injury.
Possible line up: André Onama, Jairo Riedewald, Matthijs de Ligt, Davinson Sanchez, Kenny Tete, Hakim Ziyech, Lasse Schone, Davy Klaassen, Amin Younes, Bertrand Traoré, Kasper Dolberg.
Lyon vs Ajax Prediction Prediction
This duel marks the meeting between two great European clubs that live similar realities within the football of that continent. Lyon have been campaigning well in recent seasons and have seven French Championship titles but no continental title. Ajax have more expressiveness in international competitions, accumulating four UEFA Champions League and one UEFA Cup titles, as well as being the biggest winner of the Dutch Championship with thirty-three titles. Both clubs currently have good offensive power with Lyon owning the third best attack of the French Championship while Ajax have the second best attack of the Dutch Championship. Playing in your domain and having your supporters in favor, and with highly motivated team, it is a good bet to opt for Lyon.