Roma have lost three of their last four matches in all competitions and their surprise 2-1 defeat at home to Napoli at the weekend would have knocked confidence.
Lyon, on the contrary, have been scoring goals for fun of late. They have scored 25 goals in their last five matches in all competitions, although they were held 1-1 by Bordeaux at the weekend.
Roma have won five of their nine matches against French sides in the past and have only lost one.
This is an evenly poised fixture which could be hinge on the performances of Alexandre Lacazette for Lyon or Edin Dzeko for Roma.
Lyon – Maciej Rybus was left out of the squad that drew with Bordeaux at the weekend, but it remains to be seen whether this decision was taken to have the defender ready for Thursday. Predict today’s Matches on NaijaBet.com
Bruno Génésio has no concerns ahead of Thursday’s welcome of Roma.
Roma – Roma signed Clement Grenier from Lyon on loan until the end of the season in January but the Serie A side didn’t include the midfielder in their Europa League squad.
Antonio Rudiger serves a one-game ban here after being sent off in the 1-0 defeat to Villarreal last time out in the competition, while Leandro Paredes will incur a ban with his next caution.
Alessandro Florenzi is out for the rest of the season to complete Luciano Spalletti’s concerns for Thursday.
Lyon have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches in UEFA Europa League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Lyon’s last 7 UEFA Europa League games.
Lyon have won 5 of their last 6 matches (UEFA Europa League).
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