Europa: Champions League – Play off – ¼ finals (2nd leg).
Match start: 21:05 (GMT+1)
While the office dramas concerning disorders in Lyon are still progressing the teams are getting ready for 2nd leg of the ¼ finals of the Europa League. It is hard to believe that UEFA will disqualify either of the clubs. We wait for an interesting second match between the French and Turkish teams. Lyon was stronger during the first match and had managed to win with the score 2:1 but this fact doesn’t ensure that the team will pass the next tournament round.
The Turkish grand was not able to show all its aces in Lyon and played rather pale and first match. But the team of Şenol Güneş is very strong and has some interesting football players: Aboubakar, Cenk Tosun, Quaresma, Adriano, Babel, Marcelo and Fabri. The team is demonstrating nice football and at the national championship is close to conquer one more champion’s title. The problem for the team at return match of the Europa League will become the disqualification of Aboubakar and injury of Quaresma who are the important players of attacking line.
This team is rather strong and the fact that it has all chances to win the Europa League is proved by the correct chosen strategy of its development. Yes, the team of Genésio experiences some problems at the championship and it is unlikely that the team will take higher than 4th line. It is quite possible that by the end of the season the club will earn some money on selling such football players as Lacazette, Fekir, Darder, Tolisso or Anthony Lopes. A lot of European football clubs want to get these football players. But as for now the French club is strong and has all chances to reach the semifinal of the Europa League.
Unfortunately, the Turkish club in Europe demonstrates more nerves and drive than its class. From the other hand Besiktas reached the ¼ finals and that is a good factor. But also Frenchmen are strong and deserve to fight for the title.
Lyon to win or draw (X2) – odds 1.57 5Dimes
Goalscoring factor of the game promises to be very high as Besiktas is not a team that will play pragmatic football. The number of scored goals can be even higher while comparing with the first one.
Our tip: Total Over (2,5 goals) – odds 1,55 5Dimes