Preview: Everton – Lyon

Lyon and Everton have not had the best of starts in the current Europa League season. The French team are second in Group E, with two points after two rounds, while their hosts today are bottom of the group, with just one point.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Both teams are yet to register a win in this season’s Europa League (EL) campaign. Everton squandered a home lead in the previous round vs a 10-man Apollon side, and previously to that they were embarrassed by Atalanta in a 3-0 away defeat.

Lyon, still without a win, have kept the ship steady with 2 draws. A win for either team would see their chances of qualification vastly improved, especially Everton, so expect this to be a hard fought fixture as neither team will want to lose.

Everton have never previously played Lyon, and have only played 2 such games against French opposition. Everton managed a 3-0 home victory and a goalless draw away to Lille in the ‘14/’15 EL campaign.

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Lyon are unbeaten in their last 4 games, with a prolific record of 10 goals scored across said fixtures. 3 of Lyon’s last 4 games have ended with over 4.5 goals and this fixture looks to have similar potential for goals, given the pedigree of the 2 sides.

Nabil Fekir & Mariano Diaz have had the lion’s share of the goals in Ligue 1 for Lyon since losing their star man, Lacazette, to Arsenal during the summer. Both forwards sit on 7 goals each, Fekir bagged a brace against a strong Monaco side last weekend.

Missing players

Everton: R. Barkley (groin injury), Y. Bolasie (injury), R. Funes-Mori (injury), S. Coleman (doubtful), J. McCarthy (doubtful)

Lyon: P. Cheikh (doubtful), M. Diaz (doubtful), F. Mendy (doubtful).

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