West Ham vs. Lyon: Can David Moyes's Men Continue to Dream?

April 5, 2022
Benson Chikezie

UEFA Europa League 2021/2022
Playoffs: Quarterfinals
Olympic Stadium, London.

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West Ham overcame a 1-nil deficit away to Sevilla to win 2–1 on aggregate to set up a quarter-final clash with Lyon, who won a hard-fought victory against an in-form FC Porto. The Hammers will host Lyon on the 8th of April, 2022, and kickoff is scheduled for 00:30 IST.

West Ham won against a Sevilla side who have had great success in the Europa League, after a spirited performance in the Olympic Stadium. Lyon held off FC Porto to scale through, and they are coming into this fixture on the back of a 3–2 victory at home to Angers. Both teams will fancy their chances of scaling through to the semifinals, and this fixture is the first of two legs on which a winner will be decided.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and team news on West Ham and Olympique Lyon:

West Ham Form and Team News

The Hammers have been solid under David Moyes, although they have recorded mixed results recently. A run of three straight losses was halted by two wins, one loss against Tottenham and a 2–1 win against Everton. That win will give the team a much-needed confidence booster, and they will hope to build on it as they still find themselves in the running for European qualification in the league.

David Moyes’s team won their group and triumphed over Sevilla in the Round of 16. They also have an impressive home record in recent weeks, with 5 wins and one draw in their last six home games across all competitions. Mohammed Said Benrahma remains their top scorer with 3 goals in the EL.

The Hammers do not have any absences due to injuries or suspensions and will welcome this development as they face Lyon in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie.

Lyon Form and Team News

Lyon’s form has been inconsistent in recent weeks, with 4 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses in their last 10 matches in all competitions. The French side got the better of FC Porto to set up a clash with West Ham, and they will be in a positive mood going into this fixture, having triumphed at Angers over the weekend.

Lyon have an excellent record away from home, losing just once in their last 10 away games (5 wins and 4 draws). They are yet to lose a game in the Europa League, with 6 wins and 2 draws. Cameroonian forward Karl Toko Ekambi remains their top scorer with 6 goals and 2 assists. 

For injuries and absences, Sinaly Diomande, Caqueret Maxence, Rayan Cherki, and Karl Toko Ekambi are likely to miss the trip to London as they are currently injured.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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FiWest Ham play this fixture at home and are the sportsbooks’ favorites to come out on top. On the Parimatch sportsbook, the odds for a victory for the Hammers stand at 2.03, a draw is placed at 3.55, and a win for Lyon is at 3.80 odds.

The sportsbook on Paripesa places a West Ham win at 2.09 odds, a draw at 3.70 odds, and a win for Lyon at 3.72 odds. The odds for all three outcomes on the Sportsbet.io sportsbook are 2.04, 3.75, and 3.70, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

West Ham and Lyon are meeting each other for the first time in all competitions, and with a spot in the Europa League semifinals at stake, we expect a high-paced encounter. West Ham have won four straight matches at home in all competitions, while Lyon have only lost once in their last 10 away games. Here are our thoughts on the possible outcomes for West Ham vs. Lyon:

Tip: Over 1.5 Goals @ 1.30

West Ham versus Lyon is a cracker of a game, and both teams have been solid in the Europa League this season. Lyon are yet to lose a single fixture in the competition, while West Ham have excellent form at home. We expect an open game at the Olympic Stadium, with at least 2 goals. Over 1.5 goals is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.30 odds.

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.84

Both teams have not met in history, and we expect some uncertainty in attack and defense on the night. A goal from both teams is a likely event, seeing how competitive this fixture is. Both teams to score is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.84 odds.


West Ham take on Lyon at the Olympic Stadium and will hope to build on their success in the Sevilla game if they want to keep dreaming of glory. Lyon have not lost in the Europa League, so we expect a thrilling encounter in London.

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