European champions Lyon will look to breathe some life into their Champions League campaign on Thursday evening, when they travel to Zurich.
Lyon are winless after their first two group matches, and given the tough group they find themselves in, three points on Thursday evening is a must to get back on track for quarter final qualification.
They face a Zurich side who have narrowly lost both of their opening two group matches. The Swiss outfit are not a full time, professional team, and are managed by legendary Germany striker Inka Grings – who won the competition as a player.
When is kick off? Thursday 24 November, 17:45 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Wefox Arena
TV channel/livestream? DAZN UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube
Highlights? DAZN UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube
Lyon continue to be without Dzsenifer Marozsan, Catarina Macario and Ellie Carpenter, who are all sidelined with ACL tears. Griedge Mbock is another Lyon long term absentee after dislocating her knee in September.
The injury problems don’t stop there for Lyon, with Ada Hegerberg, Sara Dabritz, Selma Bacha and Damaris Egurrola all missing in recent weeks.
Lyon are contending with a mountain of injury concerns and are consequently yet to hit their usual heights this season; the French champions suffered a shock 5-1 loss to Arsenal in their opening group stage fixture, were held by Juventus in their second, and have uncharacteristically dropped points in the league.
Despite not being a full-time team, Zurich made it difficult in spells for Arsenal when the two sides met at the Emirates, and briefly made things interesting in the second half after pulling a goal back. However, they are still a side Lyon should be expected to get the better of.
Prediction: Zurich 0-2 Lyon