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Nairabet Preview: Atalanta vs Olympique Lyonnais: Expect a tough encounter in Bergamo

2:00 PM IST 06/12/17
Maxwell Cornet Caen Lyon Ligue 1 03122017
Both sides will be fighting tooth and nail in a bid to claim top spot when they clash on Thursday night

Atalanta confront Olympique Lyonnais at Citta del Tricolore in their Group E Uefa Europa League encounter.

The two teams have secured their place in the knock-out stage of the competition but will be contending for top spot as they are tied on 11 points from five games.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s men are unbeaten in their last three games and boast of an impressive record on their turf with seven wins in nine games. Nairabet has tagged them as slight favourites at (2.50) for this duel.

The reverse fixture - which is also the only time they met ended in stalemate and a chance for a repeat of this outcome is available at the price of (3.55) with the same betting firm.

For the French outfit, they also boast of a fine record lately. Prior to their defeat to Lille, they had gone nine games unbeaten and the 2-1 victory over Caen in Sunday’s Ligue 1 outing should serve as a boost to them going into this game. Odds of (2.95) is available for them to turn the table against their hosts.

Both sides have been very impressive in front of goal this season with La Dea scoring 17 goals in their last 10 games while Lyon have registered 39 goals from 14 outings. The bookmakers are backing the two teams to find the back of the net at odds of (1.55).

Mariano Diaz has scored 13 goals this season and he is on offer at (2.30) to net anytime for Lyon.

Punters who are bold and looking to make cool returns can back Bryan Cristante to net anytime with Nairabet offering (2.85) for that to happen. The Italian international has scored five league goals this season for Atalanta and can be counted on to deliver the goods once again.