Olympique Lyon – Benfica, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR LYON - BENFICA
Lyon have won 2 consecutive wins in Ligue 1. This should not be underestimated because they did not win in 8 consecutive matches. It has already been said many times that Rudy Garcia’s influence on the team is enormous and is expected in the coming months. Fortunately for the kids, they are very close to the top 3 because Ligue 1 is quite competitive and everyone wins against .. everyone. Accordingly, Sylvinho sacking came at an opportune time, since Lyon had lost nothing. Winning today will seriously increase their chances of qualifying ahead in the Champions League, and on Sunday it is a derby with Marseille.
Benfica took the first points in the previous match, with Lyon in the groups. The match was going 1-1, but an abnormal mistake by Lopes, similar to that of Karius against Real Madrid in the last Champions League final, gave the Eagles victory. Benfica has traditionally performed rather poorly in the Champions League in recent years, and it is no different now. In reality, Portuguese football is just behind the other top leagues.
Expert view : We think that everything here tends to win for the hosts and not only that, but also quite a few goals in the match. Benfica’s defense in Europe plays poorly, especially as a guest. They have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 11 away games, and very rarely win away from home. Their wins are usually over weak rivals or those already in the group qualification. Lyon have scored 6 goals in their last 2 games, so today at home we expect them to do well in attack. Prediction – Lyon – Over 1.5 goals at 1.80.
LYON TEAM NEWS
Tete (9/0 D), Marcal (3/0 D) and Terrier (9/0 M) are Out
BENFICA TEAM NEWS
Rafa Silva (7/2 M) and Samaris (4/0 M) are Out.