Sevilla v Lyon: Adaptable Rojiblancos likely to deliver after the break

Samir Nasri scored in his first goal for Sevilla in the weekend defeat to Athletic Bilbao
Samir Nasri scored in his first goal for Sevilla in the weekend defeat to Athletic Bilbao
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Michael Lintorn advises backing Sevilla to claim all three points in the second half of their showdown with Lyon...


"Lyon have been level at half time in their past three encounters on the road."

Back Draw/Sevilla @ 5.49/2

Sevilla 1.774/5 v Lyon 5.39/2; The Draw 4.03/1
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Sevilla lost 3-1 at Athletic Bilbao at the weekend, but it was possible to reflect fairly positively on the setback as it was their first La Liga defeat of the campaign and they were unbeaten in six games across all competitions prior to that.

Given that they had already travelled to Villarreal and Juventus and won a derby too, not to mention the extensive changes that they underwent this summer after the exits of Unai Emery, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Ever Banega and Kevin Gameiro, their progress has to be considered ahead of schedule.

Lyon nailed their Champions League introduction, overcoming Dinamo Zagreb 3-0, yet are a few paces further back than expected in Ligue 1 having collected a single point from their last three away days, despite visiting a trio of sides placed 13th or lower.

With Sevilla on a three-match winning streak as hosts, odds of 1.774/5 on it becoming four seem about right.


Half Time/Full Time

Though Sevilla have prevailed in three successive home fixtures, they didn't lead at the break in any, turning a 3-2 deficit into a 6-4 victory against Espanyol, a 1-0 disadvantage into a late 2-1 triumph against Las Palmas and a stalemate into success against rivals Real Betis.

Lyon have been level at half time in their past three encounters on the road - 2-2 at Dijon and 0-0 at Marseille and Lorient - so the combination of a draw on 45 minutes and a Rojiblancos win appeals.


Recommended Bet:

Back Draw/Sevilla @ 5.49/2


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