Olympique Lyonnais vs Porto Betting Tips 18/03/2022

March 17, 2022
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Olympique Lyonnais vs Porto: It’s Still Anybody’s Game

Akshay Nayak, Senior Author

On March 18th, 2022, at 01:30 IST, Olympique Lyonnais will host Porto in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon. The odds to win the match are in the favor of Olympique Lyonnais as they are playing at home but it seems a bit high as they have already won the first leg. Porto is still in this fixture as they are just one goal down and they are known to win big matches.

Teams Status

Olympique Lyonnais

Olympique Lyonnais is coming off a convincing 1-0 away win over Porto in the first leg of the round of 16 tie. They were outstanding in the group stages, winning five of their six games and drawing one, to finish first in their group, which included Rangers, Sparta Praha, and Brondby. In the group rounds, they managed to score 16 goals while conceding only five. However, they are in tenth place in the league and are performing below expectations. The Cameroonian Karl Toko Ekambi is the leading goal scorer for Olympique Lyonnais with six goals in the Europa League.


Porto is flying high in the Portuguese league as they are six points clear at the top of the table. But they are in the Europa League and a goal down to Lyon. They got relegated from the Champions League after they finished third in a group of death including Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, and Milan. They had just one win under their belt and ended with just five points. Then they defeated Lazio in the Europa League playoffs by a 4-3 margin on aggregate. With two goals each, Mehdi Taremi and Toni Martinez are the leading scorers for them in the European Cups.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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According to the Melbet sportsbook, Olympique Lyonnais are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 2.32, Porto are placed at 3.088 and the draw is at 3.82 odds. Olympique Lyonnais are placed at 2.28 according to the Sportsbet sportsbook, Porto are placed at 2.98 and the draw is at 3.65 odds. According to the 22Bet sportsbook, Olympique Lyonnais are placed at 2.24, Porto are placed at 2.98 and the draw is at 3.68 odds.

Tipster’s Angle

Porto had done well against Olympique Lyonnais in the past but really struggled to get their goal in the first leg. Unlike the first leg, this is expected to be a high-scoring match. Porto is in exceptional form in the league and is likely to continue the good run.

Tip: Porto To Win or Draw @ 1.61

Olympique Lyonnais has won six, drawn one, and lost three of their last 10 matches in all competitions. Porto has won six games, drawn three, and lost one in their last ten games across all competitions. Olympique Lyonnais has lost both of its recent home games, while Porto has won both of its recent road games. Porto managed to win two of the last four head-to-head matches, while one match ended in a draw. So, it is very likely that Porto will pull off at least a draw at 1.61 odds available at the Dafabet sportsbook.

Tip: Porto Total Goals Over 1.5 @ 2.37

Porto has netted nine goals in the last four head-to-head matches against Olympique Lyonnais at an average of 2.5 goals per match and has scored over 1.5 goals in three of those matches. Also, Porto has scored 20 goals in their last ten matches across competitions. They have scored over 1.5 goals per match in seven of those matches. Olympique Lyonnais on the other hand has conceded four goals in the last match in the league. So, Porto is likely to net at least two goals at 2.37 odds from the Betway sportsbook.


Olympique Lyonnais already has a one-goal cushion from the first leg but it is a very small lead in the context of the match. They will be looking to play safe and attack on the counter. Porto will be looking to attack from the word go and try to recover from the goal deficit.

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