Porto and Lyon will meet in the eighth-finals of the Europa League. Porto finished the group stage of the Champions League in third place, and many experts predict that Porto can reach at least the semifinals. Lyon played phenomenally in the group stage of the Europa League, they recorded as many as five victories and finished in the first place.
March 9th, 2022 – 18:45
Porto vs Lyon Betting Tips & Predictions
Draw @ 3.50
BTTS Yes @ 1.65
Correct score 1:1 @ 6.50
Reason for Porto vs Lyon Predictions
Porto finished third in the Champions League’s Group of Death. They ended the group stage behind Atletico Madrid and Liverpool while eliminating Milan. The Portuguese giants then defeated Lazio in a close playoff tie to secure their place in the round of 16. While Porto’s attacking line has shown signs of slowing down in recent weeks, we still expect them to beat Lyon in the upcoming game. The Primeira Liga leaders have remained unbeaten in their last 17 games across all competition. FC Porto’s star has been shining somewhat more brightly on their own patch of late, however, as they have enjoyed five victories in seven home matches. Over the course of their last 17 fixtures in the Europa League, FC Porto has been involved in just four encounters in which they have both scored and conceded during the same 90 minutes. Mateus Uribe is an experienced player who means a lot to the team, he moves well, and he can play in several positions. Mehdi Taremi is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed. Fernando Andrade (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not play in this match.
On the other half, their opponents have spent an underwhelming campaign in Ligue 1 this season. They have won only two of their last five matches, slipping to eighth place on the league table. Nine of the previous 11 Lyon games at this elite level of the Europa League, including six in a row of late, have also fallen into this low-scoring category. Thiago Mendes has found the right role in the team, he is doing great, and it is difficult for this guy to take the ball away. Many clubs are interested in signing him. Karl Toko Ekambi is the best player for the home side, and he has excellent dribbles. His greatest strength is speed, which makes this guy unstoppable. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup. Regarding the unavailable players, Rayan Cherki will miss this match due to injury.
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.