Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Olympique Lyon and Atalanta face each other at Groupama Stadium in what is expected to be a real football festival. Les Gones kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 1-1 draw with Apollon, but it has to be noted that they were on the verge of beating the Cypriotes in Nicosia. Apollon scored the equalizing goal in the third minute of the stoppage time and, no doubt, that could shake Lyon’s confidence. The Ligue 1 side, though, are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that they will find the net in Thursday’s football match against Atalanta. The Orobici are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Lyon and it remains to be seen if they are going to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Everton. Anyhow, a lively contest appears on the cards as both teams should adopt an attack-minded approach in the Groupama Stadium clash.
Highlighted Player (Memphis Depay):
Memphis Depay is a Dutch winger who started his professional career at PSV Eindhoven. During the 2014/2015 Eredivisie campaign the pacey footballer was on Manchester United’s radar and on June 12, 2015 the Premier League club confirmed the signing of the Dutchman. Many people expected that he would impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League season, but the former PSV ace played below expectations for the Red Devils, scoring only two goals (one assist) during the season. After playing only for league games for Man Utd in the 2016/2017 season, Memphis Depay was sold to Olympique Lyon on January 20, 2017. Depay signed a four-and-a-half year deal with les Gones for a fee of around £16 million. The Dutch winger was producing fine performances for Lyon in the 2016/2017 season; he scored five goals for the club, while providing eight assists for his teammates. Memphis Depay made his senior debut for Netherlands on October 15, 2013 in a 2-0 win over Turkey. Depay did well to win the 2011 European Championship with Netherlands U17 team.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta Bergamo):
Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, better known as Atalanta Bergamo is an Italian football club from Bergamo which was founded in 1907 and is currently active in the Serie A.
The club host it’s home games in the Atleti Azzuri d’Italia stadium which holds a capacity of 27 000 sats. The club colors of Atalanta Bergamo are blue and black. Atalanta Bergamo holds the nickname Nerazzuri which is the same as Inter Milan.
Biggest succes of Atalanta Bergamo was in 1963 where the club managed to win the national cup (Coppa Italia). Atalanta won the Serie B three times (in 1959, 1984, 2006 and 2011). In Europe the club from Bergamo managed to stunt and reached the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.