AZ Alkmaar vs Lyon Prediction 16 February 2017
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AZ Alkmaar vs Lyon Prediction 16 February 2017

Tournament: Europa League
Location: AFAS Stadium
Match date: 16.02.2017 at 18:00

On February 16 2017 at 18:00 in the regular game of the Europa League round of 32 at the AFAS Stadium AZ Alkmaar meet Olympique from Lyon.

The current season seems to be a pretty nervous one for AZ Alkmaar as they have to correct the mistakes they made at the very beginning of it. As for the group stage of the Europa League, Alkmaar gained 8 points in their 6 matches played in their Group D with 6:10 goal difference and took the second position below Zenit and above Maccabi Tel Aviv and Dundalk. As for their results in the national elite division, AZ have 35 points after 22 matches played and take the 4th position in the standings.

As for Lyon, they made it to the play-offs of the Europa League from the third place in their Group H of the Champions League. In general, they had more or less good qualification campaign and after six matches played they were outpaces by Sevilla and Juventus. In the French national elite division Lyon show their usual high level of performance, yet in the latest matches they seemed to be in some kind of a recession as they lost three games of their five games played.

The teams have never played a single game against each other. AZ Alkmaar only lost three home games of 18 played in all of the tournaments they take part in. Lyon show really unstable results in the away matches this season and they are in some kind of a recession after a successful series from October till December as they lost their 4 latest away games in a row. Even though Alkmaar are playing at their home ground in the upcoming game and will probably have some advantage connected with that, we still think that the visitors will be more successful in that first leg match.