Europa League 2021-22: Porto vs Lyon prediction and betting tips (March 9)
Porto welcome Lyon in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie. The host hasn’t lost in 18 consecutive matches and is unbeaten in the last nine home games. They have the right momentum for this game.
Mehdi Taremi (Porto) has 4 goal involvements in Europe this season
Mehdi Taremi (Porto) has 4 goal involvements in Europe this season

Porto host Lyon in the Round of 16 tie of the 2021-22 Europa League season.

The match is scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 9 March 2022. The match venue is Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Porto vs Lyon (March 9) game are available in this article. A preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups is right below.

Porto vs Lyon latest odds on betting sites

Porto to win odds are priced at 2.00 (+100 American; evens), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.30 (+230; 23/10), while Lyon to win odds are priced at 4.40 (+340; 17/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Porto — 48%, draw — 30%, Lyon — 22%.

Latest betting odds on Porto vs Lyon (9 March 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on Porto — 2.06 (+106; 53/50)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on Lyon — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)

Porto vs Lyon match preview and statistics

Porto haven’t lost in 18 matches with 15 wins and three draws. They beat Pacos de Ferreira 4-2 in their last match.

Pepe Aquino opened the scoring in the 17th minute with a header from very close range to the top right corner, assisted by Wendell. Juan Delgado levelled the scores for Pacos in the 31st minute with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Antunes with a cross.

Evanilson restored the visitors' lead in the 38th minute with a right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner, assisted by Mehdi Taremi. Evanilson made it 3-1 in the 52nd minute of the second half with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Mehdi Taremi with a headed cross.

Mehdi Taremu bagged his goal in the 59th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner, Evanilson returned the favour and provided the assist. Nicolas Gaitan pulled another one back in the 66th minute with a header from very close range to the centre of the goal, assisted by Antunes with a cross.

Porto beat Lazio 4-3 on aggregate in the knockout phase of the Europa League. They won 2-1 in the first leg and drew 2-2 in the return leg.

Team statistics: 58% possession, 3.13 expected goals (xG), 12 total shots, five big chances, nine shots on target, 491 accurate passes, 87% pass accuracy, 19 fouls committed, one offside, seven corners, two yellow cards.

Porto team news: Wilson Manafa is unavailable due to injury, while Wendell is unavailable due to suspension.

Lyon have two wins, a draw and two losses in their previous five matches. They bounced back with a 4-1 win over Lorient in their last game.

Romain Faivre opened the scoring in the fifth minute of the game with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Lucas Paqueta with a pass in the box. Moussa Dembele doubled the lead in the 26th minute with the back of his shoe into the bottom right corner, assisted by Emerson with a cross from the left flank.

Tarem Moffi pulled one back in the 57th minute with a header from the back post to the top right corner. Karl Toko Ekambi made it 3-1 in the 59th minute with a shot from the right side of the post into the net.

Romain Faivre made it 4-1 and bagged his brace in the 78th minute with a chip over the goalkeeper into the net, following a through pass from the midfield by Houssem Aouar.

Team statistics: 63% possession, 2.52 expected goals (xG), 15 total shots, four big chances, seven shots on target, 614 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, one offside and three corners.

Lyon finished first in their group table with 16 points and a +11 goal difference. This is their first matchup since advancing from the group stage.

Lyon team news: Lenny Pintor, Leo Dubois, Rayan Cherki, Sinaly Diomande and Tanguy Ndombele are unavailable due to injuries.

Porto vs Lyon H2H

In their previous three meetings, Porto have one win, Lyon have one win and a draw. Porto beat Lyon 5-3 in their last meeting.

Porto vs Lyon lineups and key players

Porto projected starting lineup:

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

The key player to watch out for is Mehdi Taremi. He has four goal involvements in Europe this season, with two goals and two assists. Taremi had a brilliant performance in their last match against Pacos de Ferreira with a goal and two assists.

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

Karl Toko Ekambi is the key player to watch out for. He is the top scorer in the Europa League with six goals and two assists. There are no penalties in the goals he scored. Ekambi scored a goal in their last match against Lorient.

Porto vs Lyon predictions and betting tips

Porto are in top form ahead of this clash, unbeaten in their last eight matches with 15 wins and three draws. They won 4-2 in their last match. Lyon have one win in their last three games, the win was in their last match.

Predictions for this match are Porto to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score. Porto have a strong record at home, unbeaten in nine home games. Both teams will likely score, as the home team has failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last four matches.

Betting prediction: Porto to win

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

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

Football UEFA Europa League . Round of 16. Leg 1
Porto — Lyon
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