Our football match prediction:
Seeing that PSV ruined Ajax’s title hopes, the Amsterdammers are fully focused on the Europa League clash against Lyon. The Eredivisie outfit booked their place in the semi-finals of the competition by beating the likes of Legia, Copenhagen and Schalke, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the two-legged tie against the Ligue 1 outfit. Les Gones, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Ajax thanks to victories over the likes of AZ Alkmaar, Roma and Besiktas and they are seen as one of main favourites to win the trophy. However, seeing that Lyon’s performances on the road leave a lot to be desired, we predict that they will share the spoils with Ajax at Amsterdam Arena. The two teams played out a goalless draw in each of their last two meetings in European competitions and, taking everything into account, there will be no winner in Wednesday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Davy Klaassen):
Davy Klaassen is a product of Ajax’s youth academy. He played for the Amsterdammers at youth level from 2004 to 2012 and he made his debut for the senior team against Olympique Lyon in the Champions League group stages. Klaassen was born on 22 February, 1993 in Hilversum, Netherlands and he plays as an attacking midfielder. He is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well and it has to be noted that the Dutch footballer scored 13 goals in 31 league appearances for Ajax in the 2015/2016 Eredivisie campaign. Klaassen has four caps for Netherlands U21 team and he made his debut for the first team on 5 March, 2014 in a friendly against France. The Dutch midfielder scored his first goal for the national team against Spain on 31 March, 2015 and, no doubt, that was one of the brightest moments of his career. The Ajax footballer won his third Eredivisie trophy with the Amsterdammers in the 2013/2014 campaign.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympic Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille. The club achieved moderate success during the 1960s and 1970s led by the likes of Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff, while the golden era of the French side came at the start of the new millennium when Lyon began to achieve greater success both in France and on the international level. It was not until 2002 that Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title which sparked an ongoing national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. During that time Lyon were regular participants of the UEFA Champions League. The French club reached quarter-finals on two occasions, while they even played in the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.