West Ham and Lyon will be fighting for a semi-final spot in France tonight after the two drew 1-1 at the London Stadium in the first leg. A draw at Lyon will be enough to qualify West Ham for a place in the last four of the Europa League.
Barcelona could await the winning side after a 1-1 draw in London with Tanguy Ndombele’s strike for Lyon cancelling out Jarrod Bowen’s opener for West Ham.
How to watch the West Ham game?
There are plenty of live streams available on the game. You can watch through the official West Ham TV service, or you can take up a subscription based service such as through BT Sport. BT will have a live stream of the West Ham Lyon tie and this should be in HD so thats probably your best bet to watch the game.
After a dramatic and controversial win over Roma, West Ham are poised to claim their say in the last four of the Europa League if they take three points in France. Barcelona will await at the Groupama Stadium and both sides have a point after 1-1 draw back in London. The major battle is set to be in the middle of the park where West Ham will look to run riot on Le Groupama Stadium but it will not be easy.
The home side have only lost three times at home this season with two of those games ending 1-1.
Tonight, the Ligue 1 football team Lyon play their opening match of the Champions League group stage against West Ham at home. The visitors will take on Olympique Marseille in their second and final fixture of this stage. Away from home they are placed fourth in the Premier League while Lyon are among the leaders in Ligue 1 after three games.
What happened in the first leg?
Lyon lost 2-1 in the first leg at the weekend and seem to be on the back foot coming into this match. With a strong pedigree of knockout football domestically and in Europe, they’ll be looking to reach the next round. However, West Ham are also a good side at home and can’t be seen as as a push over in this game.
We’re recommending Asian Handicap +1 for both teams to score, which may well happen considering the calibre of two squads involved here.
Lyon Team News
Lyon are sweating over the fitness of several key players ahead of this weekend’s trip to Lille. The injuries suffered by goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, as well as midfield pair Tanguy Ndombele and Houssem Aouar all represent a major cause for concern for coach Peter Bosz.
West Ham Team News
West Ham have defensive injury issues of their own. Aaron Cresswell was sent off in the first leg and will sit this one out, while Angelo Ogbonna is still struggling to overcome a knee problem. Mark Noble has been ill but is expected to start as is goalkeeper Adrian. The Hammers will be forced to make some changes, with James Collins and Winston Reid possible replacements for Cresswell, Cheikhou Kouyate likely to deputize for Noble, and Michail Antonio likely to replace Edimilson Fernandes who may drop back into midfield.
Lyon v West Ham Prediction
West Ham head to France as underdogs but after an impressive win over Sevilla in the previous round, should not be written off – particularly after holding Lyon to a draw at the London Stadium. On paper there’s not much between these two sides, with both looking likely to find the net in this one. You can see if the match prediction pays off by watch the West Ham Lyon TV stream on BT.
Both teams to score has been a winning bet in seven of Lyon’s last 10 and in each of their last three at home, so we should see goals at both ends when these two sides meet.