Lyon – Barcelona, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR LYON - BARCELONA
Lyon defeated Guingamp in the last round and solidified their good shape. What we see from the Kids is a rather strong performance in attack and a lot of variety. Especially in the Champions League Lyon showed character and defeated a team like Manchester City, which happened at Etihad before they finished 2-2 with this rival in France. Lyon, however, only have 1 win as host in their last 10 Champions League games.
Barca played very sparingly the last game against Valladolid and did not lose any strength, although in the second half they created so many chances that it was enough to win at least 2-3 matches. However, this may be normal, and for them this victory was valuable, because it kept their good series, and Real M lost the next day, so their position is much better now.
Barcelona is playing great in the Champions League this season and it is obvious that they will do everything by themselves and will not underestimate any game. Meanwhile, Lyon defeated a Barcelona-style team like City, having scored 2 goals in each of their matches with the citizens. We think both teams will be quite offensive and will see aggression, dynamics and at least 3 goals. Prediction – Over 2.5 goals at 1.56
- Lyon have scored a goal in 26 of their last 28 home games
- Barcelona have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 4 away games in the Champions League
LYON TEAM NEWS
Rafael(11/0 D) is doubtful. Fekir(19/8 M) and Morel(9/0 D) are out
BARCA TEAM NEWS
Umtiti(7/0 D) is doubtful. Vermaelen(8/0 D) and Arthur(16/0 M) are out