Roma were 2-1 up at half time in the first leg, but an excellent second half saw performance saw Lyon go on to win 4-2. Lyon continued their excellent scoring form on the weekend as they also put four past Toulouse, the sixth time they’ve scored more than three in their last seven matches. Roma, meanwhile, bounced back from the defeat in Lyon with a 3-0 win at Palermo, a result that they’d dearly love to repeat here.
Roma have in fact lost their last two at the Stadio Olimpico, but prior to that they’d won 11 straight at home, scoring 33 goals in the process. However, they’ve only won four of their 13 European home games since 2014/15 and sides that have lost the first away leg of a Europa League knockout tie by two goals are just W3-D6-L4 in the return since 2013/14, so we’re looking to take them on at 1.7.
Lyon have won three of their last five away in Europe, including thumping AZ Alkmaar 4-1 in the last round, whilst they also managed a draw at Juventus in the group stages of the Champions League, the eighth time they’ve managed to net in their last nine European away games. As a result, we’re siding with the visitors to avoid defeat here by backing them on the Double Chance.
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