Barcelona – Lyon Betting Tip (13.03.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Champions League game between Barcelona and Lyon. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Barcelona vs Lyon | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Barca has a job to do this Wednesday, and they will be 100% focused on it. Ernesto Valverde and his team are aware that they have to be very cautious, especially after seeing how Real and PSG finished their respective quests in this UCL. Now, that is something which gives hope for Lyon. The French side is not going to come to Camp Nou with a white flag, that is for sure. They are aware of the overall situation, but the most recent results of other games give them the right to hope.
Match Preview Barcelona vs Lyon
Barca played against Rayo Vallecano in the La Liga and won 3:1, previously smashing Real in two consecutive El Classico’s on the road. Lyon suffered a shock in Strasbourgh from where they came back with only one point, despite leading two goals to none. For you who don’t know, the first leg between these two sides, played in France, concluded without goals.
Barca has seven wins and three draws in the latest 10 matches at home. In six of them, they have scored three or more goals. Seven saw over 2.5 goals. In general, Barcelona looks like as if they still play with some 70% of their strength and we are waiting to see them shifting into a higher gear. It is like that really. Just take a look at those El Classicos, Real attacks, does everything on the pitch, and suddenly Blaugrana wakes up, trashes the Los Blancos and goes to sleep once again. What is important also, is that after a long time, they don’t have many injured players, which was a bit problematic for them in the past.
Most recent three matches the Kids played all saw four or more goals, and also, both sides to score. Lyon won two and played a draw, which suggests that they like playing efficient events. In all of them, they’ve scored two or more goals, but the situation becomes a bit complicated when we analyze their games away from home. They didn’t triumph in past three, not allowing to score in two of them. Keeping clean sheets is a rarity, and it happened only three times in 10 latest events. They were known as a team who plays solid on the road, and during the late part of the past and the beginning of the new year, up until February, Lyon had 13 contests away from Groupama Stadion in which they haven’t lost.
Barcelona vs Lyon | Latest Team News
Thomas Vermaelen who was injured is recovering, and he might be even in the protocol for the game this Wednesday. Rafinha finished his season, all the way back in November. Jeremy Morel who has been out since mid-February will be back probably, but defender Marcelo injured his hamstring against Strasbourg, and he is doubtful.
Head to Head Barcelona vs Lyon
Along with the latest game, these two sides played seven events, and the French club never won. Barca has four wins, and three contests ended without winners. Three wins came at home, at Camp Nou, and in all of them, Barca was very confident. The total goal difference has been 10-2 in their favor, and Lyon couldn’t score in two matches. The one in which they did, ended 5-2 for the Spaniards.
Barcelona vs Lyon | Odds and Predictions
Barcelona is the favorite here, and we didn’t have to tell you that to know it. The odds on them are 1.22. A draw is 6.00, while Lyon’s win is double that, 12.0.
Expert Betting Tip
As you can see, Ernesto Valverde wants to avoid his mistakes from the last season, when he allowed his team to reach the peak of its form way before the most important part of the season. That ended we all know how. Because of that, Valverde restrains Barca and doesn’t unleash their full power yet. Things are going to be the same with Lyon. Barca will win, but don’t expect some monstrous triumph. A moderate efficiency, 2 or 3 goals, in which Barca isn’t going to allow any of them in its net. That is something you might bet on. To summarize Barcelona vs Lyon 3:0.