Ajax wants to continue their fantastic series of display at Amsterdam Arena, and provide a decent
advantage before the rematch in Lyon. The team
wants to repeat their success from 1992 when they won the trophy in Uefa Cup.
But Olympique Lyon has their own plans, and in their first appearance in at
this stage in the history of the club, the French believe in that they also,
have a lot to show and to advance to the finals.
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Their record at home is absolutely unreal,
both in Eredivisie and Europa League. In the last 22 games, Ajax didn't manage to win on only one
occasion. They are on an 11-game victorious run, and in when playing at home in
Europa League, Ajax
is perfect. 6 games, 6 wins and in 5 of them, they kept a clean sheet. In the
last couple of years, this record is one of the most convincing in this
competition.In the last 5 games in all competitions, played at home Ajax score 15 goals in
total, so keep that in mind because in the last 7 games we saw 2.5 goals in 5.
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Lyon snapped their three-game winning less
streak when they defeated Angers
on the road last Friday 1-2. But they haven't been showing anything special
lately, and in the last 10 games in all competitions they have 4 defeats, and 3
wins and draws apiece. In the last two away games in Europa League, Lyon lost, but fortunately for them, Besiktas was
eliminated after the penalties. In their last 5 games in this competition, both
teams scored, and in all games, we saw over 2.5 goals. Lyon
showed very well offensive display as they scored at least 2 goals in 5
encounters. However, there is one problem. Their best player Alexandre
Lacazette is injured and he will mis this game. Lacazette is a key player and
the top striker in Lyon with 24 goals this
These two teams met four times in their
history. Once during the 2002/2003 season in the Champions League, when Ajax put down two
victories, and 6 years ago, also in the Champions League, when we saw 0-0 as
the final outcome, twice.
In 22 games against the French teams, Ajax has 10 wins, 5 draws
and 7 defeats. They are much better when playing in Amsterdam, 6 victories, 2 defeats, and 3
Lyon has 12 matches against clubs from Netherlands. ^
wins, 4 draws and only 2 losses. When playing away from home in those matchups,
the have just one loss, along with 3 wins and 2 draws.
-Kasper Dolberg 27 appearances 14 goals
-Davy Klaassen 31 appearances 13
goals 10 assists
-Hakim Ziyech 28 appearances 7 goals
-Alexandre Lacazette 27 appearances 24 goals
2 assists (injured)
-Mathieu Valbuena 27 appearances 8
goals 4 assists
-Corentin Tolisso 29
appearances 8 goals
Injured And Missing Players
-Nick Viergever suspension
-Joël Veltman suspension
-Memphis Depay not registered
-Alexandre Lacazette injured
Ajax is a favorite in this game, and we are going to back up that claim.
The 4-time European champions are fantastic at home, and you should bet on
them. Also, Ajax
to score over 1.5 goals is a good offer, so you wouldn't want to miss that.
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