RB Leipzig – Olympique Lyon, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR LEIPZIG - LYON
Leipzig seem to be thinking a lot about the Champions League after being totally outplayed by Schalke 04 at home at the Bundesliga weekend. The Bulls looked awful on the pitch and absolutely nothing of what they showed us so far this season was not visible in the match. They started with a 2-1 win over Benfica in this tournament. It is very important for Leipzig to pass the groups. They only play for the 2nd time in the Champions League and will take a serious sum if they reach the semifinals, and at the moment they can safely be said to be the best team in the group in terms of quality.
Lyon is in terrible shape. They lost once again in Ligue 1 and no longer have wins in 6 consecutive league games, a total of 7 if we count Zenit at the start in the Champions League groups. The situation for the French team is difficult and it is possible that Sylvinho may be fired soon, perhaps next week. Lyon have crucial matches with Leipzig today, as well as with Saint-Etienne on Sunday. However, Olympique have much quality in their squad and in the Champions League are always a factor. Last year, they even beat Man City with 2-1 in away game.
Expert view : We think that there is nothing to expect from the match other than goals. Lyon’s defense is very weak and it is logical for Leipzig to score easily, but the Bulls also have their weaknesses in defense, and this has already been seen several times during the season. As mentioned, both teams are offensive and have many qualities in the front positions. They know how to score in almost every game and several goals, so our prediction in this match is Over 2.5 goals at 1.55.
11 of Leipzig’s last 14 games have ended with over 2.5 goals
18 of Lyon’s last 23 games have been over 2.5 goals
LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS
Kampl (2/0 M), Adams (0/0 M), Wolf (0/0 F) are out. Schick (0/0 F) is under question.
LYON TEAM NEWS
Denayer (7/0 D), Cornet (6/1 F) are out.