Olympique Lyonnais vs St Polten Match Analysis & Prediction
22/11/2023 8:45 pm
Lyon Women will be looking to maintain their perfect record across all competitions when they host St Polten Women in Wednesday’s Women’s Champions League encounter.
Meanwhile, the visitors are searching for their first point of the group stage after losing to Brann on matchday one.
Lyon are one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season, having won the competition a record eight times and most recently in the 2021-22 campaign.
They showcased their extra quality on matchday one when they thrashed Slavia Prague 9-0, with five of those goals coming before the 25th-minute mark.
Sara Dabritz, Danielle van de Donk, Vanessa Gilles, Eugenie Le Sommer and Kadidiatou Diani all scored in a thrilling passage of play, before the latter added her second of the game on the stroke of halftime.
Ada Hegerberg and Amel Majri then registered two goals in as many minutes, and there was still plenty of time for Gilles to wrap up her brace.
After going on to defeat Dijon 4-1 on Friday, Lyon have now won all 10 competitive matches this season, racking up 46 goals while only conceding on four occasions.
Meanwhile, St Polten are competing in the Champions League group stage after beating PAOK and Valur in the qualifying rounds.
Their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals were dealt a blow last week when they suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat in their home encounter with Brann.
Maria Mikolajova scored in the 68th minute to cancel out Rakel Engesvik’s opener, but St Polten were unable to come back a second time after Natasha Anasi netted what proved to be the winning goal.
Although St Polten bounced back with a commanding 7-0 victory over Grazer AK in the OFB Frauen Cup, they will be aware of the huge challenge that awaits them in Wednesday’s tie with a free-scoring Lyon side.
Olympique Lyonnais vs. St Polten Head to head
This will be the first meeting between these two teams.
22/11/2023Olympique LyonnaisN/ASt PoltenN/AWomen's Champions League
Olympique Lyonnais Team News
Lyon remain without the services of long-term absentee Delphine Cascarino, who is recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Le Sommer should be fit to start despite missing Friday’s league match with a knock sustained in the Champions League victory over Slavia Prague.
Olympique Lyonnais's Last 5 Matches
22/10/2023Stade de Reims1Olympique Lyonnais5Feminine Division 1
05/11/2023Paris FC1Olympique Lyonnais6Feminine Division 1
10/11/2023Olympique Lyonnais5Montpellier0Feminine Division 1
14/11/2023Slavia Praha0Olympique Lyonnais9Women's Champions League
17/11/2023Olympique Lyonnais4Dijon1Feminine Division 1
St Polten Team News
German goalkeeper Carina Schulter will be bracing herself for a busy night against the record Champions League winners.
Schulter will be looking for protection from a backline that is expected to feature Julia Tabotta, Diana Lemesova, Jennifer Klein and Ella Touon.
St Polten's Last 5 Matches
18/10/2023St Polten0Valur1Women's Champions League
22/10/2023Kleinmunchen / BW Linz0St Polten2Frauenliga
14/11/2023St Polten1Brann2Women's Champions League
18/11/2023Grazer AK0St Polten7Women's Cup
Olympique Lyonnais vs. St Polten: Odds and Predictions
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