Besiktas have been in formidable form at home and they can see off Lyon on Thursday.
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The first leg of this clash had its fair share of drama: Lyon took a 2-1 win, but the game was delayed after fan violence that forced crowd members onto the pitch. Following that, the Lyonnais had to contend with Bastia fans attacking their players in their Ligue 1 clash this weekend, causing the game to be abandoned at half-time. They will be hoping for a calmer affair when they meet for the second leg of the tie in Turkey.
Lyon’s recent away form has been indifferent: they’ve gone W1-D2-L2 over their last five away matches, but while they haven’t been consistent in terms of results, they have been useful in front of goal, scoring in nine of their last 10 on the road. They will rely on this scoring prowess against a side that has gone undefeated since the 2014/2015 season at home in European games, winning the five they’ve played at the Vodafone Arena this season. Turkey is a tricky place for teams to travel for European games: European visitors have won just one of the last seven knockout games in the Europa League staged in Turkey, and with Ricardo Quaresma back for the hosts we think Besiktas are in with more than a sniff here.
Besiktas have won five of their last six at home, and given how rattled Lyon will have been by this week’s events we think it’s a big ask for them to travel to Turkey and win. We’ll back Besiktas to win and both teams to score.
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