Villarreal 3/1 to beat Lyon in Thursday’s Europa League showdown
Competition: Europa League
Market: Villarreal to beat Lyon
Odds: 3/1 @ Bet365
The Europa League is back for another massive round of games that will see more goals and shocks as a number of strong sides battle to clinch a place in the Champions League next season. With this in mind, Lyon host Villarreal on Thursday.
Lyon were able to progress from a fairly tough group in the Europa League to take their place in the knock-out stages of the competition. After six games they were able to win three, draw twice and lose once, scoring 11 goals and conceding four times. In their last five they won three, lost once and had to settle for a draw once, which saw them onto 11 points. The French side were put into a group with Atalanta and Everton which shows that their progression to the knock-out stage was an impressive one.
Villarreal, on the other hand, went through at the top of their group and look like a tough proposition in the competition. After six games they won three, drew twice and lost once, scoring 10 goals and conceding six times. In their last five they won twice, drew twice and lost once, which saw them onto 11 points. The Spanish side will feel that they have enough to win the Europa League, but they face a very tough test in the form of Lyon. If Villarreal can attain a positive result from their game on Thursday, then they will be hot favourites to go through to the next round.
Bet: Villarreal to beat Lyon in Thursday’s Europa League clash: 3/1 @ Bet365>>