Jasmin Kurtic was forced off at half time in Atalanta’s 1-1 draw with Torino at the weekend and isn’t expected to feature here as a result. The home side can otherwise name their strongest possible XI.
Lyon are expected to be without Bertrand Traore and Jeremy Morel for the trip to Atalanta on Thursday.
Rafael and Kenny Tete compete for a spot at right-back, while Fernando Marcal and Ferland Mendy are vying for a place on the opposite flank.
Mouctar Diakhaby is expected to partner Marcelo at the heart of the defence with Morel poised to miss out again.
Maxwel Cornet will continue in attack with Traore sidelined.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 11 of Lyon’s last 13 games (UEFA Europa League). Over 2.5 goals 1.66
Lyon have won their last 3 matches (UEFA Europa League). Lyon win 3.10
Lyon have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches (UEFA Europa League). Over 1.5 goals 1.19
Atalanta are undefeated in their last 5 matches (UEFA Europa League). Atalanta win or draw 1.37
~ Atalanta and Lyon have already qualified as the group’s top two teams but both will want to finish first. Lyon have to win to leapfrog Atalanta, while a draw would be good enough for the home side.
~ Atalanta have struggled for consistency this season but they are unbeaten in the Europa League, earning a 1-1 draw away to Lyon earlier in the campaign. The Italian side are unbeaten in their last nine home matches in all competitions, winning seven of those.
~ Lyon have won each of their last five on the road and have recorded three 5-0 wins in that time. This is arguably the most exciting match in the Europa League on Thursday and should live up to the billing.
Previous Meetings (Last 1 matches)
UEL 28-09-2017 FT Lyon 1 : 1 Atalanta
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