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Lyon vs Ajax 11 May 2017: Europa League Preview and Predictions

The second semi-final of the Europa League will take place in France as Lyon will host Ajax in what should be an exciting game. Ajax smashed the French side in the first leg with quite a goal margin but anything can happen in football and with the two teams having their certain dynamics, anything is possible.

As far as goal scoring is concerned, both teams have plenty of ability going forward. Lyon have Lacazzette who is considered one of the best players in the world which is displayed since this French side score multiple goals in their domestic games. Ajax on the other side also are very capable in front of goal as they showed in the first leg and in their quarter final clash.

As far as defending is concerned, both teams are poor. The first leg was a disgrace to defenders around the world as there was not structure and no discipline from either side. Ajax got lucky that Lyon missed many incredible chances while Lyon did not get so lucky. Both teams need to work on this asset of their games if they are to stand a chance of winning this tournament and it will be important to see if either side has improved.

Due to the high scoring natures of these games, Lyon still have a chance and even if they fail to go through, at home I fancy them to win. We are getting a good price and this is by far the best bet. The other good bets are over 2.5 goals and both teams to score but understandably, we are not getting great prices on these wagers.



Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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