Lyon vs Ajax: Preview and Predictions

Lyon vs Ajax Match Preview Europa League 2017

Lyon vs Ajax
UEFA Europa League Semifinal Second Leg
Date: Thursday, 11th May 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Ajax have done a massive job with a demolishing 4-1 win in the first leg eight days ago at Amsterdam Arena.

The Dutch team will thus be heavy favourites to keep the huge advantage and secure the final of the competition.


However, Bruno Genesio will have his main star Alexandre Lacazette back in the team after the team’s top scorer skipped the first leg due to suspension.

The Lions will come in the game in good spirits after netting five goals in back-to-back wins in Ligue 1.

Lyon definitely have the capacity of producing such a comeback and netting three or four goals, but the main question is whether they will be able to keep their net untouched as the defense is by far the weaker part of the team.


Ajax had a similar advantage in the quarterfinal tie with Schalke 04, but they were on the brink of getting eliminated after a poor display in the second leg at VELTINS-Arena.

Peter Bosz, much like his French colleague on the other side, favours attacking football and we could easily see the Dutch side on the scoresheet against the vulnerable defense of Lyon’s in the second leg as well.

Ajax hot back in the race for the throne in Eredivisie with a demolishing 4-0 win over the rock-bottomed Go Ahead Eagles on Sunday.

Lyon vs Ajax: Head to head

Lyon and Ajax played two goalless draws in the group stage of Champions League in the 2011/12 season.

We definitely don’t expect such a scenario in the second leg of the Europa League tie, especially after a goal fest from the first leg in the Dutch capital.

Lyon vs Ajax: Prediction

This simply has to be a high-scoring affair. Both teams have super powerful weapons in the final third and the first leg result simply forces an open game in the rematch.

The Over 2.5 goals bet is a banker and we will take it with the max stakes here.

Lyon vs Ajax: Bet Tips

The first pick will be Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS at 4/6.

The second pick is Lyon to win & BTTS at 7/4.

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