Besiktas look to overturn their UEFA Europa League deficit when they host Lyon on Thursday night, April 20th (April 21st in IST).
Besiktas Vs Lyon UEFA Europa League 20th April 2017 Details
Lyon have won one and drawn one of their two previous meetings with Besiktas. Besiktas have won 85% of their last 13 home games in all competitions and have lost 0% of their European home games this term. Lyon have lost 60% of their last ten on the road and won just 20%.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||20.04.2017 15:05 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||20.04.2017 20:05 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||21.04.2017 1:35 IST|
Vodafone Arena, Istanbul
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||ESPN3 USA, Fox Soccer 2GO USA, WatchESPN|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||BT Sport 3, BT Sport Live Streaming|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||TEN 3|
Besiktas Vs Lyon Live Online Commentary
The Turkish side Besiktas were looking good to snatch an away win when the teams met at Lyon last week. But two quick goals at the end of the match rescued the French team. However, the 2-1 score-line from the first leg favours the Turks more as they are in solid form at home in recent months. Besiktas lost just one match in all competitions this season, which came in a cup match against arch rivals Fenerbahce. Their overall form is 15 victories and 6 draws from 22 outings. The team is also undefeated at home in European home matches this season with 3 draws from UEFA Champions League followed by consecutive wins in the Europa League knockout stages.
Meanwhile, Lyon’s recent form is on the downward slide after losing in 3 of their last 6 outings in all tournaments. Their away form is further worsened after managing a meager 8 points from 10 trips. In Europe, their away record this season is 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses from 6 matches.
As regards Besiktas team news: Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma is sidelined with a calf injury, whilst striker Vincent Aboubakar and left back Marceloa are suspended for this match. As for Lyon: Maciej Rybus is the only absentee for the visitors due to injury, but right back Rafael is suspended whilst Memphis Depay is ineligible.