We bring you the latest form and team news from Lyon and West Ham:
Olympique Lyon failed to capitalize on their one-man advantage in the first leg, and the frustration of the team was something coach Peter Bosz admitted later in an interview. The French side were unable to break down their English opponents over 90 minutes, and they have only been successful at defeating English teams in regular time thrice in their European competition history.
The home team have an impressive record of scoring in their last 15 Europa League matches, and striker Moussa Dembele has scored 7 times in Lyon’s last 7 home games, with 4 of those goals coming in the first 30 minutes. Lyon will hope to build on their solid form at home to find a way past the visitors.
For injuries and forced absences, Thiago Mendes, Rayan Cherki, Maxence Caqueret, Sinaly Diomande, Houssem Aouar, Tanguy Ndombele, and Anthony Lopes are doubts to feature for the home side due to varying injuries.
Ten-man West Ham dug deep in the first leg to hold on, earning a previous draw even with a shortage of one man. They managed a goal to keep the tie balanced going into the second leg and travel to Lyon, hoping they could pull a fast one on the hosts in front of their fans.
Moyes’s men have been poor away from home, losing five straight away games. They have also lost three straight away games in the Europa League, failing to score in all three games, which is a definite concern their manager will address as the Hammers hunt for their first European semi-final appearance since the 1975/1976 season.
Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, and Angelo Ogbonna are the only absentees for West Ham, and they are most likely to miss the trip to France due to varying injuries.