Preview, odds and West Ham v Lyon betting tips
David Moyes is eyeing European glory with the Hammers and we have some West Ham v Lyon betting tips ahead of the quarter-final tie at the London Stadium.
West Ham marked themselves out as real contenders in our Europa League winner odds when disposing of six-time champions Sevilla in the last 16 and they will be hoping for another historic night of European football in east London as they welcome the struggling French side, who are languishing in mid-table in Ligue 1.
The Hammers are evens to take a first-leg lead across the channel for the return fixture, while the visitors can be backed at 14/5 to upset the Londoners in West Ham v Lyon betting tips. It is 12/5 for this one to end all square.
The quarter-final first leg takes place at the London Stadium on April 7th, with kick off at 8pm and live coverage on BT Sport.
Hammers on the brink of greatness
Moyes’ men are proving last season’s sixth-place finish in the Premier League was no fluke and until recently looked to be in real contention for a Champions League berth next season.
They are once again enjoying a fine domestic campaign and although a place in the top four now looks beyond them, they could still achieve the holy grail of playing in Europe’s premier club competition by winning this tournament.
Having lost the first leg in the last round at perennial Europa League winners Sevilla, there was a historic night in front of a capacity crowd at home as Tomas Soucek levelled the tie and forced extra time, before Ukrainian forward Andriy Yarmolenko hit an emotional winner in the added half hour to send the Hammers through to the last eight.
They now have what looks a winnable quarter-final before meeting the winner of Barcelona v Frankfurt in the last four.
The Hammers have lost only once at home in 2022 and only once in this competition this season, so they will be hoping to make the most of playing in front of their home fans. They are 7/10 to hit the first goal of the game and 23/10 to be winning at both half-time and full-time in West Ham v Lyon betting tips.
“Some things are written in the stars…”
WEST HAM GO AHEAD IN EXTRA TIME AGAINST SEVILLA!
And it’s Yarmolenko with the goal ❤️#UEL pic.twitter.com/Ho04rJA7Gj
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 17, 2022
Lyon looking to make up for domestic struggles
The visitors have won just 11 of their Ligue 1 fixtures this season and are stuck in the middle of the pack with less than 10 games to go of their domestic campaign.
They are another side who could be without European football next season unless winning this competition and their Thursday night fixtures have been a welcome distraction from their poor league form so far this term.
Having topped Group A unbeaten before Christmas with 16 points from their six games, they overcame Porto in the last 16 2-1 on aggregate.
Moussa Dembele was on the scoresheet for the first time in this competition in the Porto tie and is one the Hammers will have to watch, while Karl Toko Ekambi was the leading goalscorer in the group stage of the competition with six.
This is the first meeting between these two so we have tried to identify some key trends which may continue in this first leg.
West Ham have conceded just one goal at home in European competition this season, keeping three clean sheets in the process, and a similar outcome here would put them in a great position to advance to the last four.
It is 12/5 for the Hammers to notch up another win to nil in West Ham v Lyon betting tips, while a clean sheet would be 17/10.
Only once has there been three goals at the London Stadium in European matches this term and the ball to find the net 0-2 times makes appeal at 5/6, while it is 21/20 for the host to score two or more.
Lyon hit 16 in the group stage and may fancy their chances of finding the scoresheet, but the Hammers have been solid at the back, so the best bet may be Lyon under 1.5 at 1/3.
For a #Yourcall option it may be worth trying West Ham to win or draw, Lyon under 0.5 goals in the first half and under 3.5 goals for the match at evens in West Ham v Lyon betting tips.
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