Tottenham vs Lyon Live Stream and Highlights
Date: February 14, 2013; Time: 7:05 PM UTC;
Venue: White Hart Lane — London.
Lloris and Malbranque are going to face their ex-clubs. Spurs will aim to get advantage in their start-game on the road to Europa League glory, while Ligue 1 team will try to impress White Harte Lane.
Tottenham are fourth in the EPL with 48 points from 26 games. They are just one point behind third-placed Chelsea and four points ahead of fifth placed Arsenal. Their present form has seen two wins, two draws and one defeat from their last five games. Last five home games Spurs have finished with three wins and two draws. Tottenham have finished second two points behind leaders Lazio in their group stage to progress to this round. Hugo Lloris made 195 appearances for Lyon before his move to Tottenham in August.
Lyon are second in Ligue 1 with 45 points from 24 matches. They are six points behind PSG in the race for the title. Lyon have lost their last two league games, so they has no confidence in their challenge for the title. They will be hoping to rehabilitate in a very important weekend match against Bordeaux. Their current form has seen two wins, one draw and two defeats from last five games. Last five home matches Lyon have finished with the same stats. Lyon won Group I taking 16 points from possible 18 in Europa League. Former Spurs midfielder Steed Malbranque has scored twice in 16 games since he moved to Lyon last summer.
Andre Villas-Boas probably will make some changes from a 2-1 win over Newcastle United 2-1 on Saturday. Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Jan Vertonghen could be featured into the starting line-up. Emmanuel Adebayor is likely to start his first match after his return from the AFCON. Head coach can’t count on injured Younes Kaboul, Jermain Defoe, and long-term absentee Sando.
Lyon manager Remi Garde could also make changes from the 3-1 lost game at home to Lille. Yoann Gourcuff is struggling to play in the starting squad, but he could get a chance to play in the Europa League. Bafetimbi Gomis probably will play alongside Lisandro Lopez in attack.
Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Dembele, Parker, Bale, Dempsey, Adebayor.
Last three matches:
Tottenham 2 – Newcastle 1;
West Bromwich Albion 0 – Tottenham 1;
Norwich City 1 – Tottenham 1.
Lyon line-up: Vercoutre, Reveillere, Dabo, Bisevac, Umtiti, Ghezzal, Gourcuff, Gonalons, Malbranque Lopez, Gomis.
Last three matches:
Olympique Lyonnais 1 – LOSC Lille Métropole 3;
AC Ajaccio 3 – Olympique Lyonnais 1;
Valenciennes FC 0 – Olympique Lyonnais 2.