Barcelona – Lyon, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR BARCELONA - LYON
For Barca everything is going ok. They are in the final for Copa del Rey with Valencia, where they are super favorites, although bats are quite strong lately. The La Liga title also seems to be in favor of the Catalans after the difference is 7 points 9 rounds before the end of the championship, and Barca have a direct clash with Atletico on Camp Nou, so UCL remains the biggest goal for them. The Catalans have not crossed the quarterfinals since 2015 when they reached the notorious treble, so now their desire is to catch up for all these failures.
Lyon, on the other hand, can hope for a miracle after we have already seen Ajax eliminating Real Madrid and it definitely, and even though Manchester United is a much bigger club than PSG, based on the form, the teams themselves and the result of the first game was also a miracle that the red devils did it. Of course, Lyon’s task seems much more complicated, because Barcelona does not show weaknesses.
The French are still entering the game with a lot of energy and motivation. They really have nothing to lose. Their goal is to hit the top 3 in Ligue 1 and win the French Cup, and if they drop out of Barca, it’s not like this is a failure. Lyon, however, are quite offensive. They scored 10 goals in their last 3 games. As we know, Barcelona is much more open at home and Lyon can take advantage of the counter, but overall we think the goals were left for the second game and a new zero draw is off. Prediction – Over 2.5 goals at 1.46.
- Lyon scored a goal in eight consecutive Champions League visits
- Barca scored at least 2 goals in 7 of the last 8 home games in the tournament
BARCA TEAM NEWS
Dembele(24/8 F) is doubtful. Vermaelen(8/0 D) is out
LYON TEAM NEWS
Marcelo(25/0 D) is doubtful