Shakhtar vs Lyon
Shakhtar is 3rd in the group with 5 points while Lyon is 2nd with 7 points and obviously, this is a winner-takes-all match, at least for Shakhtar.
*Shakhtar plays C.L. home games in Olimpiyskiy stadion.
Shakhtar will miss ST Fernando and MF Dentinio. Lyon will miss FW Cornet who comes from a great performance and 2 goals scored vs City, RB Rafael, and CB Morel.
It's clear that motivation is huge for both sides and although Lyon just has to avoid a loss to qualify for the next round, this game is expected to be very entertaining and have goals for both sides. Shakhtar has a lot of quality and great individuals who can change the flow of a game at any given moment and scoring has not been much of an issue for them but their defense is really a mess (15 goals allowed so far, second worst in the group stage). Lyon on the other side showed against City that they are lethal in counter-attacks and although today they will miss the player that scored both goals (Cornet) they still have the likes of Depay, Fekir, and Traore, all skilled individuals with great pace who can do a lot of damage on counters and Lyon is expected to have open spaces in transition as Shakhtar is the one that has to open up and take risks.
All in all, this should be another entertaining match between those two teams (2-2 first round), it would be as surprising for one of those teams not to score as it would be for one of those struggling defenses not to concede, so there should be goals here.
Shakhtar vs Lyon prediction
|Over 2.5 & BTTS||Bet365||1.72||10||1-1 LOST (-10 units)|