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Lyon vs Ajax 

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Parc OL

Aggregate: 1:4

Date: 11th May 2017

Kick-off time – 20:05 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

Lyon face their biggest hurdle in this competition after suffering a 4-1 battering in the first leg.

Lyon may not qualify for Europe via their league next season and their best option was to win the Europa League.

But after their loss in the first leg their European destiny no longer lies in their hands this season.

Before that loss, they had a good European record with 5 wins from 6 games including a 4-2 win over AS Roma in the round of 16.

They have good home form in the competition with 3 wins from their last 3 home games including a 7-1 hammering of AZ Alkmaar.

Ajax have placed themselves in a very good position going into this match by winning the first leg.

The Dutch men have won 6 of their last 10 games in the competition losing 2 and drawing 2.  However, all their wins have come from their home ground so far.

They have lost their last 2 away games in the competition and are without a win in their last 5 away games in the competition.

Ajax will simply be looking to defend strongly and they know that a 3:0 defeat is good enough for Lyon to progress to the final while if Ajax score, Lyon must match the 4:1 score in Amsterdam last week.

Bookmakers believe Lyon will win this game – they are trading at 1.66 which is relatively strong for this kind of match – Ajax are 5.0 to win at the Parc OL.

Bookmakers are offering 5.0 that Lyon will make it to the final.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Lyon last 5 matches (most recent first):
07/05/17 (h)Nantes 3-2 W
03/05/17 (a)Ajax 4-1 L
28/04/17 (a)Angers 1-2 W
23/04/17 (h)Monaco 1-2 L
20/04/17 (a)Besiktas 2-1 L
 
Ajax last 5 matches (most recent first):
07/05/17 (h)Go Ahead Eagles 4-0 W
03/05/17 (h)Lyon 4-1 W
23/04/17 (a)PSV Eindhoven 1-0 L
20/04/17 (a)FC Schalke 04 3-2 L
16/04/17 (h)sc Heerenveen 5-1 W

Last time they met: Ajax 4-1 Lyon

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