Lyon vs Atalanta: Preview and Predictions

Lyon vs Atalanta
UEFA Europa League
Date: 28th September 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium.

One of the most interesting fixtures of the second round is set to be played at Groupama Stadium where Lyon will host Atalanta in the derby of the Group E.

The Italians have been more than impressive in the thumping of Everton on the opening day, while Les Gones dropped out the victory in the dying minutes of their initial match with Apollon.

Lyon

Bruno Genesio was furious with his players after they allowed three goals in the home draw with Dijon in Saturday’s Ligue 1 fixture.

It was the third subsequent match without a victory for the hosts who will have an imperative to pick up points against Atalanta if they want to keep hopes of reaching the knockout phase of the competition alive.

The main threat will come from Nabil Fekir, Mariano Diaz and Memphis Depay (was on target in the mentioned draw with Apollon).

Atalanta

Bryan Cristante, Alejandro Gomez and Andrea Masiello scored goals in a demolishing and rather shocking home victory over Everton two weeks ago.

The team from Bergamo has generally been enjoying a phenomenal run of form as they have four wins and two draws in last six fixtures in all competitions.

Gianpiero Gasperini’s men managed a last-gasp equalizer on Sunday when they avoided a defeat against Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Lyon vs Atalanta: Head to head

This is going to be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.

Lyon vs Atalanta: Prediction

Lyon are 17/20 favourites for the victory, but we just don’t see any value there given their obvious vulnerabilities at the back.

Instead, we’ll stick to Atalanta who are 19/20 to leave Groupama Stadium undefeated.

Lyon vs Atalanta: Bets

The first bet is going to be Atalanta or Draw Double Chance at the odds of 19/20 @ 888 Sport.

Braver punters can back Atalanta to win & BTTS at 6/1 @ 888 Sport.

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