Atalanta vs Lyon 7 December 2017: Europa League Preview and Predictions
7 December 2017/1300ET
Atalanta (67/50) Draw (11/4) Lyon (11/5) See the Latest Odds
Italian side Atalanta will be at home this week and they take on French team Lyon in the UEFA Europa League. This is a game between the two best sides in this group and as a result we should be able to see some high-quality football.
Lyon are a side that have amazing talent in the final third with the likes of Memphis Depay in the side. This team scores many goals in the domestic league and I expect them to continue that in this competition this week. The problem with Lyon has been their lack of ability when it comes to defending and to be honest, it is hard to see this improving before January. The defense will be the key for Lyon in this game since a good defensive performance will allow them to get all three points on the road.
On the other hand, Atalanta are a side that have a lot of talent attacking as well. Gomez is a very talented striker and he is backed up by many other. It is hard to see this team beat Lyon, even at home. Lyon are a much bigger club and it is expected that they will get the job done in this game.
As far as Lyon are concerned, a win here is the only option. The bookmakers don’t agree with me which means we have a good wager that has value and as a result that is the option that I like. In addition to that, the over 2.5 goals is also a bet which makes sense in this game.