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West Ham United will face Lyon. Pick
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Lyon is unlikely to win at the London Stadium. The Premier League team has been enjoying another great season.
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West Ham Makes History in Europe
West Ham is not yet mathematically in the top four in the Premier League, but they would surprise many if they were to finish ahead of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. This is not a shame.
West Ham surpassed all expectations last season by finishing sixth; they proved they’re not just flash in the pan. David Moyes was not a universally popular appointment when he returned to the London Stadium in late 2019, but he has done a fine job in his second spell as West Ham boss. This is West Ham’s first experience of European soccer during the Premier League, however it marks the beginning of West Ham being a force in continental competition. In their last two appearances, they did not even make it to the group stage: the Hammers suffered ignominious defeats by Romanian outfit Astra Giurgiu in 2015/16 and 2016/17. Back in 2006/07, they were knocked out by Palermo in the first round.
This season West Ham has performed like seasoned players in the Europa League.
They topped their group with a minimum of fuss, winning four of their first five matches before losing to Dinamo Zagreb when a place in the last 16 had already been secured. Although West Ham were defeated 1-0 by Sevilla in their first leg, a 2-0 win after additional time at London Stadium secured them a place in the quarterfinals.
West Ham have not been this far in European competition since a run to the last eight of the now-defunct Cup Winners’ Cup in 1981. The club’s fans are able to dream this season of Europa League glory thanks to Moyes, his players and the team.
Lyon Must Win To Qualify For the Champions League The Europa League winners are awarded not only a trophy, but also a spot in the Champions League group stage.
This is an important incentive for Lyon and West Ham, who both look likely to lose out on qualifying spots in their respective domestic leagues. Lyon, in fact, is closer to the bottom of the Ligue 1 table that they are to their top three rivals.
This has been an extremely turbulent season for Lyon. Lyon was docked one point for crowd troubles that forced them to abandon their game at Marseille. However, this is not the reason why they are halfway down in the rankings. Lyon’s inconsistent play is the reason they have not been able to catch up with Paris Saint-Germain, the champs-elect, but also Rennes and Nice.
The former teams of Peter Bosz, such as Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund, won’t be surprised. Bosz can be a boom or bust manager. Bosz’s teams can achieve both embarrassing highs as well as lows, sometimes in the same month. It has been so at the Groupama Stadium in this season.
Lyon appears to have been their most impressive performance for Europe. They took 16 points from a possible 18 in the group phase, before eliminating Porto in the round of 16. They should be underestimated by West Ham, despite all their domestic difficulties.
West Ham Could Take the Lead to France Next week
West Ham’s London Stadium is not always a popular choice with West Ham fans. This is partially because West Ham supporters were reluctant to move away from Upton Park and partly because London Stadium does not have a specific soccer ground. The stadium’s proximity to shopping centers is a major problem. Fans also find the distance between the pitches and the stands much greater than they would like.
However, there was a tremendous crowd at the London Stadium when West Ham defeated Sevilla last month. Moyes asked the supporters to create a similar atmosphere for Lyon’s visit to London on Thursday. West Ham must get a positive result on the first leg at the Groupama Stadium in order to progress.
We believe it’s worth supporting them in achieving it. Lyon is often against West Ham. Their determination, gritty and stubborn nature make them difficult to beat. Their home record is impressive, with victories over Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur as well as Manchester City, although on penalties in East London.
Lyon are reliable so far in Europe, however it’s difficult to predict which side they will play. West Ham will exploit any weakness in their performance on Thursday.
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How to Watch West Ham United vs Lyon
West Ham United vs Lyon Information Teams West Ham United vs Lyon Location London Stadium, London, England Time Thursday, 7 April 2022, 03. 00 PM EDT How to watch Paramount+