Europa League 2021-22: Lyon vs Porto prediction and betting tips (March 17)
Lyon have the edge in this return leg from the win in the opening leg. Porto head over to France in search of a victory. Who will qualify for the next round? the French or the Portuguese team?
Mehdi Taremi (Porto) didn’t score in the first leg and should aim at a comeback
Mehdi Taremi (Porto) didn’t score in the first leg and should aim at a comeback

Lyon play Porto in Round of 16 of the 2021-22 Europa League season. This is the second leg.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 17 March 2022. The match venue is Groupama Stadium, Décines-Charpieu, France.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Lyon vs Porto (March 17) game are available in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.

Lyon vs Porto latest odds on betting sites

Lyon to win odds are priced at 2.25 (+125 American; 5/4 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.75 (+275; 11/4), while Porto to win odds are priced at 3.00 (+200; 2/1).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Lyon — 44%, draw — 26%, Porto — 30%.

Latest betting odds on Lyon vs Porto (17 March 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Lyon — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Porto — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)

Lyon vs Porto match preview and statistics

Lyon have two wins, two losses and a draw in their last five matches. They lost 2-4 to Rennes in their last match.

Moussa Dembele was the only player who net a goal for Lyon. He scored their second goal in the 82nd minute from the penalty spot with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. Hamari Traore’s own goal in the 59th minute pulled the first goal back for them.

Benjamin Bourigeaud scored the opener in the 11th minute of the game, following a through ball from Gaetan Laborde. Baptiste Santamaria scored the second goal for Rennes in the 13th minute from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Lovro Majer scored the third goal for the visitors on the stroke of halftime with a shot to the bottom right corner, assisted by Benjamin Bourigeaud. Martin Terrier scored the fourth goal from outside the box to the top left corner, assisted by Lovro following a fast break.

Top stats: 62% possession, 1.45 expected goals, 11 total shots, one big chance, two shots on target, 498 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, eight fouls committed, three offsides, eight corners, two yellow cards.

Lyon team news: Jason Denayer is out due to illness, while Jerome Boateng, Rayan Cherki and Sinaly Diomande are sidelined due to injuries.

Porto have three wins, a draw and a loss in their previous five matches. They beat Tondela 4-0 in their last game.

Mehdi Taremi opened the scoring in the 45th minute of the first half with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. Manu Hernando got a second yellow card in the 67th minute for a bad foul.

Wenderson Galeno doubled the lead in the 73rd minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Otavio. Fabio Vieira made it 3-nil in the 76th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a fast break.

Chico Conceicao scored the fourth goal in the 79th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Team statistics: 67% possession, 4.62 expected goals (xG), 17 total shots, eight chances, nine shots on target, 514 accurate passes, 20 fouls committed, two offsides, five corners, one yellow card.

Porto team news: Wilson Manafa is unavailable due to a muscle injury, while Otavio is suspended for the match.

Lyon vs Porto H2H

Lyon won 1-0 over Porto in the first leg of the Round of 16 fixture. Lucas Paqueta’s goal in the second half won the game for the French team.

Lyon vs Porto lineups and key players

Lyon projected starting lineup:

  • Anthony Lopes
  • Malo Gusto
  • Thiago Mendes
  • Castello Lukeba
  • Emerson Palmieri
  • Maxence Caqueret
  • Houssem Aouar
  • Romain Faivre
  • Lucas Paqueta
  • Karl Toko Ekambi
  • Moussa Dembele

Lucas Paqueta is the key player to watch out for. He has a goal and an assist in his last three matches, the goal being the match winner in the opening leg against Porto. Paqueta has two goals and an assist in the Europa League this season.

Porto projected starting lineup:

  • Diogo Costa
  • Joao Mario
  • Pepe
  • Chancel Mbemba
  • Zaidu Sanusi
  • Vitinha
  • Mateus Uribe
  • Pepe
  • Wenderson Galeno
  • Evanilson
  • Mehdi Taremi

Mehdi Taremi is the key player to watch out for. Taremi should want to score in this match to do a comeback against Lyon. He didn’t score in the first leg which they lost and wants to make up for it. The centre forward opened the scoring in the 4-1 win against Tondela in their last match.

Lyon vs Porto predictions and betting tips

This is going to be an exciting game between both teams. Porto are going into this game with a big victory in their last match while Lyon suffered a home defeat in their last match. Even with the home defeat, Lyon have the upper hand in the tie, with a win in the first leg.

Porto are unbeaten in 10 away games. If they go in with the same momentum from the last game, they can beat the French team. The prediction for this match is for both teams to score.

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 1.61 (-164 American; 25/41 Fractional)

Football UEFA Europa League . Round of 16. Leg 2
Lyon — Porto
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Both teams to score (Yes)
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