Olympique Lyonnais and Everton meet at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). Everton presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 1 win and 2 draws, the home team is currently in the 2nd position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they won by (1-2) away against Everton, after in the previous match, they tied (1-1) at home with Atalanta. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home win against Metz by (2-0). In the last 10 home matches Olympique Lyonnais has won 6 and tied 4. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 27 of the last 29 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 23 of the last 29 there were Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 12 of its last 14 games, of these 12 reached the break in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 7.
Olympique Lyon reach this game with a victory over Metz, 2-0, adding the fourth consecutive win in official matches. Despite the victory in the previous direct confrontation, coach Bruno Génésio must keep the team in the 4-2-3-1, benefiting the possession of the ball and the organized attacks: Depay is a very important player in the organization of the offensive process . However, the great highlight of the home team is the French Nabil Fekir, with 9 goals scored. Everything indicates that only Grenier is in doubt for this game.
After 1 draw and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 1 point won. In the last match, they lost by (1-2) at home against Olympique Lyonnais, after in the previous match, they tied (2-2) at home against Apollon. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they lost with Leicester City away by (2-0). In the last 10 away matches Everton has a record of 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 15 games, of these 3 it reached the break in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 15 games, it suffered the first goal 12 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Everton crosses a complicated period in this season, since in the last 5 parties disputed registered 4 defeats and 1 tie. Normally the trainer David Unsworth plays in 4-2-3-1, privileging the organization of his block and the counterattacks, especially through the lateral ones: Mirallas and Lennon are very fast and competent in the transport of the ball towards the attack. Wayne Rooney is the top scorer of the visiting team, with 4 goals scored. For this game, the coach does not have Bolasie, Barkley and Funes Mori, all injured.
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