Olympique Lyon vs Manchester City
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Olympique Lyon vs Manchester City | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Despite not having a single loss in Group F, Lyon is still not safe when it comes to advancing to the next stage. It is why this match presents a moment of truth for the French club. Manchester City is on the rampage over the last two months, and Guardiola’s boys are eager to get even with the hosts for a defeat at Etihad in the second opening round of this year’s Champions League edition. We expect an open and efficient match with lots of goals on both sides.
Lyon is second in the standings with 6 points in four rounds, and they have three more than Hoffenheim and four than Shakhtar. City tops the group with 9 points. Before this event, the home team defeated St. Etienne with a minimal result, 1:0, while Manchester demolished West Ham on the road 0:4.
After a disaster in Paris, and a humiliation they experienced against PSG, 5:0, Lyon quickly got back on track. Since then, the Kids as the fans call them, had seven clashes without a loss, recording four wins and three draws. The offensive part of the team is doing a great job, which couldn’t be said for their partners from the back line. Five of the preceding six meetings they played, saw both teams to score. Still, excellent productivity is covering all those mistakes, and that is the main reason why Lyon posts such good results. Home ground is presenting a huge advantage for them, and that could be seen from the next data. Lyon lost only once at Groupama Stadium since April.
Check this out. The Citizens have one draw and nine victories over the previous 10 events. During that time, Guardiola’s crew scored 30 goals and conceded only 3. In seven matches they managed to preserve their net intact. Now, despite being considered as an attacking assembly, as the time goes by their defensive records are becoming absolutely astonishing. Now, things are not much different when talking about their performances away from home. In the previous four, clean sheets were kept, and that happened 8 times over the last 10 road trips. What needs to be mentioned is that the Sky-Blues are playing without their best player Kevin De Bruyne. We don’t want to spend too much of your time speaking about the efficiency of their contests. Last four saw over 3.5 goals.
Latest Team News
Rafael da Silva has a shoulder injury and he is questionable. Amine Gouiri however, will for sure miss the event on Tuesday. Forementioned De Bruyne is not available for this clash, same as Claudio Bravo and Benjamin Mendy. Bernardo Silva is under a question mark.
The biggest sensation of the first round, and possibly the entire competitions was Lyon’s win over City at Etihad. It was 1:2 for the French club, with Cornet and Nabil Fekir scoring one goal apiece. Bernardo Silva netted the only one for the Citizens.
Odds and Predictions
Even though they play away from home, and in a different country, Man City is a huge favourite. The bookies set 1.36 on their win, with a tendency to drop. A draw is 5.25, while Lyon’s victory stands at 7.
Olympique Lyon vs Manchester City | Top Betting Tip: Manchester City (1-3)
Our first choice is going to be over 2.5 goals. We just wanted to make that clear, by saying it right immediately. The profit is not that big, but we can’t see any risks in this one. For the more courageous punters, Over 1.5 HT is the best possible choice, having in mind City’s productivity these days. Plus, Lyon always attacks at home. As for the final outcome, we are proposing visitors’ confident win, but with both sides scoring. Odds on that one should be very good, so don’t wait for a second to invest your money in it. Final word, Olympique Lyon vs Manchester City 1:3.