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Besiktas Vs Lyon Match Predictions
Besiktas Team News
Vincent Aboubakar is still suspended for the hosts and he is joined by Marcelo after the defender reached the yellow card limit in the first leg last week.
Besiktas will hope to have Ricardo Quaresma available following an injury he picked up two weeks ago, which should see Adriano return to left-back.
Oguzhan Ozyakup, Caner Erkin and Tolgay Arslan are one booking away from a ban in UEFA competition.
Lyon Team News
Maxime Gonalons has served his European suspension and should slot back into the team, but Lyon will be without Rafael due to a ban after reaching the yellow card limit in the first-leg. Memphis Depay remains ineligible.
Lyon's game against Bastia at the weekend was called off after crowd trouble so they will be well rested for the trip to Istanbul on Thursday. There are still question marks about the fitness of Mathieu Valbuena and Emanuel Mammana.
Sergi Darder, Maxwel Cornet, Alexandre Lacazette, Christophe Jallet and Lucas Tousart are one booking away from UEFA competition.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of Lyon's last 10 games (UEFA Europa League).
Lyon have won 5 of their last 6 matches (UEFA Europa League).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Besiktas's last 6 games (UEFA Europa League).
Besiktas were in control of this tie only to throw away a 1-0 lead in Lyon with less than 10 minutes remaining to lose 2-1. They probably would have taken that result at the start of the game but the manner of the defeat will be a bitter pill to swallow.
However, if they can overcome that mental blow, they should fancy their chances of progression. Lyon have only won 2 of their last 10 matches away from home in all competitions, while Besiktas are formidable at home although are yet to keep a clean sheet in Europe in their new stadium.
The Turkish giants have only lost one competitive matche on home soil all season. They drew all three home matches in the Champions League and have won both of their Europa League home matches - the question is whether they can better Lyon's home result?
Besiktas 2-1 Lyon