On 7 April, the first Europa League quarter-final between local West Ham and Lyon will take place at the Olympic Stadium in London. The home side are the favourites to win this fixture! Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet eu.
In the 1/8 finals of the Europa League, West Ham have passed almost the main contender to win the tournament. We’re talking about Sevilla. In the first game, the Spaniards were stronger – 1-0. In the return leg, it was a 2-0 win for Great Britain. Thus, if you believe the bookmaker odds, Moyes’ side are now also among the likely candidates to win the Europa League title. Indeed, they look very good in the current Europa League campaign.
In total, the Londoners have played eight games in UEFA Champions League. In them, the team have won 5 times, with one draw and only 2 defeats.
In total, the Hammers have played 9 games in the Europa League at home. They recorded the following results: 6 wins, 1 World result and 2 “Loses”. 8 out of these 9 games ended with the passage of the bet – “both to score – no”.
Lyon were rather unexpectedly beaten by Porto (1-0; 1-1) in the 1/8 finals of the LL. It should be recalled that weavers did not take part in the 1/16 UEFA Champions League, as they finished 1st in their group. It is the performances in the Europa League that allow the French side to count on a successful season. As a reminder, they are only in 9th place in the Ligue 1 standings. The team also crashed out of the French Cup a long time ago.
Bos’s side have already played 8 games in the Europa League, and they have not suffered a single defeat so far: 6 wins and 2 draws. It is noteworthy that all 4 away games ended in victories for the French. Overall, Lyon’s away winning streak in the Europa League now stands at 6 games.
Statistics of personal meetings
West Ham and Lyon have never previously had to play each other in any existing tournament.
A “both goals to none” bet has been recorded in 9 of the previous 10 West Ham’s home games in Europe’s second most important tournament.
Weavers’ top scorer in the current LE is Carl Togo-Ekambi. He has scored 6 goals in 8 games.
Prediction and bet on the match West Ham United – Lyon. Outcome with cf. 3,70
They are worthy opponents for each other. In my opinion, West Ham United will be closer to a victory on home soil. First, the English are surely inspired by the victory over Sevilla, who were considered to be the main candidate to win the tournament. Second, historically, English teams have been strong in European competitions at home.
And yet, Lyon certainly do not expect to suffer a defeat. They have only won their last six away matches in the Ljubljana League. Surely now there will be an attempt to extend this series.
My prediction. I’ll take a chance on a draw.