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Lyon vs Juventus Prediction: Lyon 1-2 Juventus
Lyon are undefeated at home in 2020 but this will be their biggest test yet.
Juventus have only won one of their last four matches on the road in all competitions. They have kept just two clean sheets in their last 15 away matches.
Despite that, Juve are still firm favourites for the tie and are expected to take an aggregate advantage back to Italy with them.
Lyon vs Juventus: Who will win?
Juventus have won each of their last five in the Champions League. Juventus are 10/11 favourites to win the match while a Lyon home win is priced at 10/3. The draw can be backed at 12/5.
This will be the Old Lady’s 13th two-legged tie against French opposition. They have qualified every single time. It’s no surprise that Juve are 1/7 to qualify for the quarter-finals while Lyon are 9/2 to qualify.
Juventus have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches. Bet on over 2.5 goals at 1/1.
With 128 goals in the Champions League, it’s impossible to look past Cristiano Ronaldo for this one. Ronaldo is 11/4 to open the scoring and 5/6 to score anytime.
Lyon vs Juventus Champions League match preview
Lyon host 2017 runners-up Juventus at the Groupama Stadium on Wednesday night for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.
Lyon are enduring a mediocre season in Ligue 1. They moved up to 7th in the table following a 2-0 win at Metz on Friday with goals from Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar.
Juventus maintained their one-point lead at the top of Serie A a the weekend. They made hard work of beating bottom side SPAL on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Ramsey scored for Sarri’s men.
After drawing their opening match 2-2 at Atletico Madrid, Juventus went on to win all five remaining matches, comfortably topping Group D – ahead of Atletico, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow.
Paulo Dybala is Juve’s leading scorer in the competition with three goals. He is also their joint-top assist maker alongside Gonzalo Higuain with three each. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the group stage.
Lyon finished as runners-up in Group G, behind RB Leipzig. The finished with a record of two wins, two draws and two defeats. The pick of their results was a 2-0 win away at Leipzig. Memphis Depay top-scored for Lyon with five goals to his name.
Juventus have never lost two Lyon in five previous meetings, winning four and drawing one. Lyon held Juve to a 1-1 draw in Turin when they last met in 2016.
The second leg will take place in Turin on March 17.
Lyon team news vs Juventus
Lyon could be without five players for Wednesday’s match. Most notably, captain and talisman Memphis Depay will sit this one out through injury.
Moussa Dembele should lead the line. Dembele has 20 goals in all competitions this season but is yet to get off the mark in Europe. Martin Terrier, Maxwel Cornet and Bertrand Traore will battle it out for the two remaining spots in Lyon’s front three.
Rudi Garcia fielded a back three at the weekend but could revert to a flat back four in midweek.
Midfielder Bruno Guimaraes made his debut at the weekend and will be hoping to be involved in the matchday squad.
Leo Dubois is doubtful for Lyon while Youssouf Kone, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Oumar Solet and Rafael are all sidelined.
Juventus team news vs Lyon
Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala are at the top of Maurizio Sarri’s attacking pecking order.
The Old Lady are not short on front three alternatives, with Gonzalo Higuain and Federico Bernardseschi likely to take their places on the bench.
Former Lyon midfielder Miralem Pjanic remains doubtful so Blaise Matuidi is set to continue alongside Rodrigo Bentancur in midfield.
Aaron Ramsey will be hoping to keep his place in the side following three consecutive starts. The former Arsenal midfielder will face competition from Adrien Rabiot for the remaining midfielder position.
Leonardo Bonucci should return after being given the weekend off. He could be partnered by Giorgio Chiellini, who completed his return from a lengthy injury against SPAL. Matthjis de Ligt and Daniele Rugani are further options at the back.
Douglas Costa, Sami Khedira and Merih Demiral miss out through injury.
Wojciech Szczesny will start in goal ahead of veteran Gianluigi Buffon
Lyon predicted line-up vs Juventus
Juventus predicted line-up vs Lyon
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
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