- Lyon hosts West Ham in the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal duel on Thursday, April 14th at 3:00 pm ET. Lyon are +110 moneyline favorites in this match
- The match is currently level at 1-1 thanks to goals from Jarrod Bowen and Tanguy Ndombele in the first leg
- Get the Lyon vs West Ham odds, analysis, and betting prediction below
Second legs for the Europa League quarterfinal round take place this Thursday and you will not want to miss Lyon vs West Ham. These sides played out to a stalemate in the first leg, but sparks are sure to fly this time around at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
Of course, the first major piece of business in that reverse fixture was an Aaron Cresswell red card in extra time of the first half. The silly challenge on Moussa Dembele gave Lyon a true upper hand in the tie. However, a rough touch from Jerome Boateng in his own box provided a wonderful opportunity for Jarrod Bowen to open the scoring.
Nonetheless, West Ham did eventually concede thanks to a scuffed Ryan Fredericks clearance. In the end, a draw actually felt like a win for David Moyes and company, considering the uneven circumstances.
Lyon vs West Ham Odds
Odds as of Apr 13th at Barstool Sportsbook
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In short, the moneyline odds are in Lyon’s favor at +110. However, Les Gones have only won one from six across all competitions.
Both of these sides have +800 Europa League odds to win the competition.
Over/Under and Spread
Furthermore, the under on 2.5 total goals is the favored pick in this match with odds of -125. Note, these sides have hit that under in seven of their last ten matches across all competitions.
Also, West Ham at -134 is favored on the +0.5 spread for this match.
Lyon vs West Ham Prediction for Quarterfinal Leg 2
Now, to be honest, this match is extremely hard to call in favor of any team. Lyon have drawn four out of their last five matches and have a slew of injuries on their physio tables. Not just any players either; we are talking about key midfield talents including Houssem Aouar, Ndombele and Thiago Mendes.
🗣️ Hear from 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗢𝗦𝗭 after our draw in Strasbourg:
— Olympique Lyonnais 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@OL_English) April 11, 2022
However, Peter Bosz’s side are fairly good at home, only losing three matches there this season. Additionally, they are unbeaten in European play, despite their dismal performance in Ligue 1.
Lyon vs West Ham UEL Statistics
|2.11||Goals per game||1.56|
|1.96||Expected goals per game||1.68|
|0.78||Goals allowed per game||0.56|
|0.73||Expected goals allowed per game||0.98|
|85.8%||Passing Accuracy %||84.5%|
|15.3||Shots per game||11.1|
Conversely, West Ham present their own blemishes. In a run of nine games, they have only won three, losing five times along the way.
"The team has been brilliant over the season, but today felt a little flat."
The Boss' thoughts on today's defeat:
— West Ham United (@WestHam) April 10, 2022
Right when it seems like Declan Rice has this team going in the right direction, they lose focus and slip. To make matters worse, the Hammers have never won an away knockout match in European competition.
Depth Is an Issue for Both of These Squads
Finally, depth and fitness will clearly play a part in this second-leg contest. On top of Lyon’s pile of absences, West Ham will also be without some crucial pieces.
Respectively, Kurt Zouma will be missing in the center of defense, with Cresswell still serving his suspension as well.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) April 12, 2022
The bottom line is that these teams are already not at 100% going into this game. In turn, they will be gassed probably by the 60-minute mark. With that being said, it is hard to see them going to the races in this one, so expect a more pragmatic and slow football match.
Lyon vs West Ham Projected Lineups and Injuries
Lyon Projected Lineup: Pollersbeck, Emerson, Lukeba, Boateng, Gusto, Denayer, Dubois, Toko-Ekambi, Paqueta, Faivre, Dembele
Lyon Injuries & Suspensions: Caqueret, Diomande, Cherki, Lopes (questionable), Ndombele (questionable), Mendes (questionable) & Aouar (questionable)
West Ham Projected Lineup: Areola, Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Fredericks, Rice, Soucek, Benrahma, Fornals, Bowen & Antonio
West Ham Injuries & Suspensions: Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zouma (questionable), Noble (questionable)
Lyon vs West Ham Best Bet
Overall, the best bet for this game is West Ham covering the +0.5 spread in full-time with odds of -134. There is some juice on this pick, but I really favor this result going to extra time. This pick not only covers a full-time draw, but also a West Ham victory.
Pick: West Ham +0.5 (-134)