Betting tips for Besiktas vs Lyon - 20.04.2017
One of the four semifinalists of the Europa League will leave the match of return that they dispute in the Vodafone Arena of Istanbul the local equipment and Olympique Lyon. In the first leg played at Parc OL, the French won in extremis 2-1. Olympique Lyon finished third in their Champions League group behind Juventus and Sevilla and qualified for the last 32 of the competition, where they overcame AZ Alkmaar. Already in the previous round, the Gallic set suffered to get rid of AS Roma, to eliminated it by a global marker of 5-4.
In the gala competition, Bruno Genesio's team climbed to 4th place and, with 54 points, remains in no man's land, too far from Nice to look for third place (16 points back) and only 2 points ahead Over Bordeaux after their surprising home defeat to Lorient last match.
The French team made a great championship final last season, managing to snatch second place to AS Monaco and win their direct ticket for the UEFA Champions League group stage. The men of Bruno Genesio have had the important loss of the international central Gallic Umtiti, signed by FC Barcelona. To reinforce the team, have arrived the Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana, coming from Atletico River Plate; The defender, Cameroon Nicolas N'Koulou of Olympique de Marseille; And Polish midfielder Maciej Rybus.
Europa League Besiktas has come from winning the Turkish Superliga last season, under the direction of Senol Günes, the coach who starts this, his second season at the helm of the Black Eagles. With a 117.4 million budget, the team has hardly invested 7.1 million euros, signaling Brazilian midfielder Marcelo (2 million) and former Barcelona side Adriano (600,000 euros), apart from securing the transfer of two former NOS League: Former FC Porto Aboubakar and central defender Benfica Talisca. First in the Turkish competition, with 61 points in the first 27 matches (five more than the surprising Basaksehir), Besiktas managed to qualify as the first of the toughest Group B, matching Hapoel Beer Sheva in the round of 32. After the victory in Israel by 1-3, the Turks sentenced at home by a adjusted 2-1.
Already in the last 16, Besiktas got rid of Olympiacos, tying in Piraeus (1-1) and thrashing in the second leg at Vodafone Arena 4-1.
It will be the third duel between the two teams, after the friendly played in July 2009 that ended with a draw to 1 and the first leg, which ended with 2-1 for the locals. A priori, the locals are very strong in their stadium, but the French have been very effective as visitors. With players like Lacazette or Memphis in the ranks of Lyon, lethals against, the locals must score without neglecting back. The forecast is that Besiktas will qualify for the semifinals.
Besiktas vs Lyon Prediction: X/2 6.50
Besiktas vs Lyon betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.50
Besiktas vs Lyon final score recommendations: 1-2 10.00