Arsenal Women vs Olympique Lyonnais Feminin Match Analysis & Prediction
15/12/2022 11:00 pm
Arsenal Women will be looking to secure their spot in the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals when they play host to defending champions Olympique Lyonnais Feminin at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
The visitors, who occupy second place, are three points adrift of group leaders Arsenal, and they could also qualify for the knockout rounds if results fall in their favour.
Arsenal Women have been in good form in their Champions League campaign, picking up 10 poits from their four group matches.
After beating Lyon 5-1 and claiming a 3-1 victory over Zurich, the Gunners had to settle for a point when they took on Juventus on matchday three.
Although they were unable to get the better of Juventus in Turin, they managed to claim a narrow 1-0 victory over the Italian side last week.
The Gunners recorded a third straight victory at the weekend after coming from behind to defeat Aston Villa 4-1 through goals from Vivianne Miedema, Katie McCabe and Jordan Nobbs, as well as a Rachel Corsie own goal.
Arsenal will now turdn their attention back to the Champions League, where they will secure their place in the knockout rounds if they avoid defeat by four goals or more.
Lyon have recovered from a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal on matchday one to pick up seven points from their last three group matches.
After playing out a 1-1 draw with Juventus, the defending European champions recorded two victories over Zurich by a combined 7-0 scoreline to move into second place. Lyon know that they could reach the last 16 if they defeat Arsenal and Juventus lose to Zurich in the group’s other game.
Lyon may head into the contest in a downbeat mood after a run of four straight victories across all competitions was ended by a 1-0 defeat to title rivals Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
That result saw Sonia Bompastor’s side relinquish top spot to PSG, but they will have to put their Division 1 Feminine title pursuit on hold against Arsenal, as they aim to extend their unbeaten away run to eight matches across all competitions.
Arsenal Women vs. Olympique Lyonnais Feminin Head to head
These two teams have previously met on six occasions in the Women’s Champions League, where Arsenal have claimed one victory while Lyon have won four, and they have drawn once. Arsenal have scored nine goals and conceded 12 in the process.
21/11/2007Arsenal2Olympique Lyonnais3Women's Champions League
14/10/2008Olympique Lyonnais3Arsenal0Women's Champions League
09/04/2011Olympique Lyonnais2Arsenal0Women's Champions League
16/04/2011Arsenal2Olympique Lyonnais3Women's Champions League
19/10/2022Olympique Lyonnais1Arsenal5Women's Champions League
Arsenal Women Team News
Arsenal are expected to be without the services of Lina Hurtig, Kim Little and Beth Mead due to injury issues, while Miedema will retain her place in the starting lineup.
Laura Wienroither and Leah Williamson are set to return to the side after they had dropped down to the bench against Aston Villa.
Arsenal Women's Last 5 Matches
19/11/2022Arsenal2Manchester United3Women's Super League
24/11/2022Juventus1Arsenal1Women's Champions League
03/12/2022Arsenal1Everton0Women's Super League
07/12/2022Arsenal1Juventus0Women's Champions League
11/12/2022Aston Villa1Arsenal4Women's Super League
Olympique Lyonnais Feminin Team News
Lyon are still unable to call upon the services of the injured trio of Griedge Mbock, Ada Hegerberg and Catarina Macario.
Ellie Carpenter and Sara Dabrits are also expected to miss out, while Amadine Henry will be on the bench once again on Thursday, after she returned to feature as a substitute against PSG.
Olympique Lyonnais Feminin's Last 5 Matches
24/11/2022Zurich0Olympique Lyonnais3Women's Champions League
27/11/2022Paris FC2Olympique Lyonnais3Feminine Division 1
03/12/2022Olympique Lyonnais8Dijon0Feminine Division 1
07/12/2022Olympique Lyonnais4Zurich0Women's Champions League
11/12/2022Olympique Lyonnais0PSG1Feminine Division 1
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