Thursday 15 Mar

Lyon vs. CSKA Moscow Match Preview

14 Mar 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage

Olympique Lyon

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20:05 GMT
15 March 2018

CSKA Moscow

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20:05 GMT 15 March 2018

The Lyon vs. CSKA Moscow match will be played on Thursday, March 15, at the Groupama Stadium, Lyon. This is the second leg of Europa League best of 16 round. In the first match played in Moscow, Lyon celebrated a 1:0 victory.


  • Lyon was defeated only once in their last eight games in all competitions. They won the last two matches they played. In their last six games we saw under 2.5 goals.
  • The defeat against Lyon was the only defeat CSKA suffered in their last 11 games in all competitions. At home, CSKA didn't lose in eight straight matches prior to the game against the French club.


This will be the second head to head game between these two teams. Lyon celebrated a 1:0 victory in Moscow a week ago.

Head to head matchess in UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage: Olympique Lyon - CSKA Moscow

08.03.2018 UEFA CSKA Moscow Olympique Lyon 0:1


Lyon eliminated Villareal surprisingly easy, by 4:1 on aggregate, in the first Europa League knockout round. In the group phase, they finished second-placed, behind Atalanta. Their form improved dramatically in the last two months, they are now fourth in the league, with only five points less than Marseille and their goal is to finish in the top three until the end of the season. After a great result in Moscow, Lyon will probably rely on counter-attacks in the upcoming rematch against CSKA.

Latest matches: Olympique Lyon

11.03.2018 Ligu Olympique Lyon SM Caen 1:0 W
08.03.2018 UEFA CSKA Moscow Olympique Lyon 0:1 W
04.03.2018 Ligu Montpellier HSC Olympique Lyon 1:1 D
01.03.2018 Coup SM Caen Olympique Lyon 1:0 L
25.02.2018 Ligu Olympique Lyon AS Saint Etienne 1:1 D


CSKA is struggling in Russia - they are currently third in the league, with eight points less than their city rivals Lokomotiv. Also, Krasnodar and Zenit are really near them, only one and two points away at the moment, so they will probably fight for the top three instead for the title in the remaining part of the season. After losing at home against Lyon it is hard to believe they can win the away match and eliminate the French club.

Latest matches: CSKA Moscow

11.03.2018 Prem RFK Terek Grozny CSKA Moscow 0:3 W
08.03.2018 UEFA CSKA Moscow Olympique Lyon 0:1 L
03.03.2018 Prem CSKA Moscow FC Ural Yekaterinburg 1:0 W
21.02.2018 UEFA CSKA Moscow FK Red Star Belgrade 1:0 W
17.02.2018 Club CSKA Moscow Esbjerg FB 0:0 D


CSKA Moscow will have to attack from the first minute of the match, but Lyon's defense is looking strong at the moment. We expect to see less than 2.5 goals in the upcoming game.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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