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Atalanta vs Lyon Prediction & Betting tips
After the last decisions in the Champions League group stage have been made on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Europa League will retire on Thursday night. Even in the “second league” in Europe, some groups are still hot and the places for the knockout round are fiercely contested. On the other hand, in our meeting in Group E, the first two teams are certainly ahead. The direct duel between Atalanta Bergamo and Olympique Lyon is all about group victory. The clubs are tied at the top of the table and the first leg ended in France 1-1. This means that Lyon will need either a win or a higher draw than a 1: 1 to jump to first place. We regard the French as more concerned about the quality of the squad than the hosts, which is why betting on an away win seems logical. Of course, the motivation and attitude also plays a big role, but Lyon remains in our eyes the favorite. The betting odds were chosen in such a way that the hosts from Italy are at an advantage, which is why there is a nice value bet on the part of the guests. At 19:00, the match will be kicked off.
Atalanta Bergamo has earned the place in the Europa League with a very strong preseason. In this season, the club is in Serie A, however, much heavier and is after 15 matchdays only in tenth place. The gap to fifth place is already twelve points. International business will be difficult next year, which is why it is all the more important to enjoy the current performances. The path from Bergamo will in any case lead to the intermediate round.
Whether they land in the pot of the group first or second in the draw, decides on Thursday. On Matchday 5, the Italians beat Everton FC 5-1, indicating that the team is also taking the fight for first place very seriously. At the weekend, there was a 1-1 at Turin FC. Above all, Atalanta Bergamo can rely on home strength. Ten times in a row, the club lost at home no more, eight games of which were even won. The last defeat dates from August (0: 1 against Rome). This is probably the main reason for the distribution of betting odds in favor of the hosts.
The positive balance, the Italians can show at home, is also found in the last away games of Olympique Lyon. Five times in a row won the second-placed Ligue Une in the foreign and this usually not even close. Against Troyes, in the derby at St. Etienne and in Nice, there were three times in a row a spectacular 5: 0. The man around whom everything revolves around Lyon is midfield strategist Nabil Fekir, who last caused a stir with his suspension following the provocations against St. Etienne supporters.
Whether Fekir and other stars will be spared on Thursday, will show. In the last European League game against Apollon Limassol (4-0) it did not seem as if the French would settle for second place in the group. The guests will therefore clearly play for victory on Thursday to pass by Bergamo.
Atalanta vs Lyon head to head matches
28.09.17 EL Lyon Atalanta 1 : 1