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Atalanta vs Lyon Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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7th December
18:00
Mapei Stadium

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Atalanta v Lyon predictions for Thursday’s Europa League clash at Mapei Stadium in Italy. With this pair both already through, who will top the group? Continue reading below to see our tips for this match.

Atalanta vs Lyon Predictions

Over 2.5 Match Goals at 4/6
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Atalanta Over 1.5 Team Goals at 11/10
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Correct Score Prediction

Atalanta 2-1 at 9/1
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Reason For Atalanta vs Lyon Betting Tips

Having both secured their place in the last-32 prior to this final match-day, the pressure is somewhat off for both teams. Winning the group would be ideal, but it’s felt that neither will be too displeased with going through in second. Based on what we’ve seen over the course of the group campaign, these are two of the strongest teams in the competition, and so both will likely fancy their chances against anyone in the knockouts.

Finishing as the runner-up in this group wouldn’t be the end of the world for either team, but both are still expected to have a go in this fixture. Going forward, the pair are more than capable of hurting any rear-guard and, with neither in any danger of being eliminated, a decent game is expected to unfold.

The first bet that stands out is ‘Over 2.5 Goals’. Over the course of the group, the attacking intent of both has been very clear. Neither Atalanta nor Lyon are the type to sit back and wait for something to happen. It is this forward-thinking attitude that should act as the catalyst for goals in this fixture.

Given their tendency to try and push forward, it’s no surprise that all of Atalanta’s matches have seen a fair amount of goals. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have scored in all five of their matches in Group D, while they’ve also conceded in each of those five. ‘Over 2.5 Goals’ has landed in three. Similarly, three of Lyon’s five UEL matches this season have seen at least three goals go in, while they too have failed to score at no point.

When the pair met in the reverse fixture, the 1-1 score-line probably didn’t quite do the game justice. Chances were aplenty, especially for the hosts, and, in truth, further goals should’ve been scored. Lyon were guilty of missing numerous chances on that day, but Atalanta also went agonizingly close before they did eventually get on the score-sheet. Given what happened in that game, coupled with the fact that neither have defended all the impressively of late, both in this competition and domestically, it really is easy to see this turning out to be a game where the goals flow.

As things stand, Lyon haven’t conceded twice in Group D, but Atalanta have a decent chance of becoming the first team to breach the French outfit twice over the course of 90 minutes. Bruno Génésio’s men remain a force to be reckoned with going forward, but defensive cracks have started to appear of late. With Atalanta having scored at least twice in each of their two previous home matches in this group, it would be no surprise whatsoever if Lyon had to pick the ball out of their own net more than once in this fixture. Backing ‘Atalanta to Score Over 1.5 Goals’ also stands out.

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Head To Head

The reverse fixture, which saw these two play out a 1-1 draw, is the only previous meeting.

Atalanta vs Lyon Stats

‘Over 2.5 Goals’ has landed in 60% of this pair’s combined Europa League matches this season. Additionally, Atalanta have a 100% record when it comes to scoring twice at home in Group D.

Atalanta Team News

Atalanta aren't expected to have any fresh injury concerns, while they're also suspension-free.

Lyon Team News

Bertrand Traore will miss out for the visitors, as he continues to recover from a knee problem. Apart from that, Lyon have few concerns.

Atalanta vs Lyon Predictions

Over 2.5 Match Goals at 4/6
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Atalanta Over 1.5 Team Goals at 11/10
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Correct Score Prediction

Atalanta 2-1 at 9/1
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