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Lyon vs CSKA Moscow: Preview and Prediction

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Lyon vs CSKA Moscow
Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
Kickoff: 19:00
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Lyon to win at 1.75 odds with 1xBet

Under 2.5 Match Goals at 1.8 odds with 1xBet
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The host of 2018 Europa League finals will play at the comfort of their home when they host CSKA Moscow for the return leg of the round of 16. They are already in the lead having won 1-0 in Russia, they are hoping to finish it up at home on Thursday.

Here are our analysis and predictions for this game.

Lyon vs CSKA Moscow: Head to Head

After the first leg which was the first European meeting between the 2 teams, they will be meeting for the 2nd time.

Lyon have won 3 of their previous 7 games against Russian opponents, they have lost twice and drawn twice.

Lyon have lost once at home against Russian opponents, they have also won twice.

CSKA Moscow have lost 6 times to French opponents in their previous 13 meetings, they have won 4 times and drawn 3 times.

On French soil, CSKA Moscow have won twice, drawn once and lost 3 times.

Lyon vs CSKA Moscow: Form Comparison

Lyon are currently unbeaten at home in 9 European games, having won 7 and drawn twice. This run includes 5 consecutive wins in Europa League knockout stages.

Lyonnais have kept just 1 clean sheet in 9 Europa League home kmockout games and and have failed to keep clean sheet in their last 7.

Lyon have only lost to Juventus in Europe since they moved to their new stadium, they have won 8 and drawn twice.

CSKA Moscow have won 4 of their 6 European away games this season which includes wins against Basel and Benfica in Champions League.

CSKA Moscow last appeared on European knockout stage in 2011/12 UEFA Champions League against Rea Madrid.

Lyon vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction

Considering Lyon’s recent home form in competition, we expect nothing but a win from the French side. They have also won 6 of their last 7 Europa League games.

Lyon to win

CSKA Moscow have seen under 2.5 goals scored in 9 of their last 10 Europa League games. Also Lyon’s last 6 games in all competitions have seen under 2.5 goals scored. We expect to see same in this game.

Under 2.5 Match Goals

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