West Ham '100%' favourites v Lyon after 'big' Bowen news

By Gabriel Agbonlahor

7th Apr, 2022 | 8:00am

West Ham '100%' backed amid 'big' Jarrod Bowen claim - Agbonlahor

West Ham are “100 per cent” the favourites to beat Lyon on Thursday night (7 April), according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed having Jarrod Bowen available is a “big boost”.

As quoted by football.london today (6 April), David Moyes revealed he expected the 25-year-old to be fit for the visit of Lyon.

Bowen made a goalscoring return after a month out with a foot injury in the 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday (3 April).

He missed both legs of West Ham’s 2-1 aggregate victory over Sevilla in the Europa League round of 16.

“West Ham are favourites against Lyon, 100 per cent,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“The only team that they should be scared of left in the competition is Barcelona. West Ham can beat anyone but Barcelona. That’s the biggest test because they’ve got their act together.

“Lyon are nothing to be scared of. They’re not near the top of the French league, they’re midtable.

“West Ham are in the top-six of the Premier League so they should be favourites. They’ve come this far, they’re not going to throw it away.

“Having Bowen fit is a big boost. To get him back in, you’ve got to back them to win this game.”

Lyon are ninth in Ligue 1 and have won just four of 14 away games in the league.

The winners of the tie will face Barcelona or Eintracht Frankfurt in the quarter-final.

In other news, West Ham have made a move to sign an Arsenal player and he’s made up his mind to go.