Lyon vs Juventus betting tips: Champions League match preview & predictions

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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.


Memphis Depay of Lyon celebrates his goal during UEFA Champions League Group G football match SL Benfica against Olympique Lyonnais, in Lisbon, on October 23, 2019. (Photo by Carlos Palma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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

Predicted Lyon XI vs Juventus

Predicted Lyon XI vs Juventus

Juventus predicted line-up vs Lyon

Predicted Juventus XI vs Lyon

Predicted Juventus XI vs Lyon

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Ligue 1 table

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Paris Saint-Germain27222375245168
2Olympique Marseille28168441291256
3FC Stade Rennes28155838241450
4LOSC Lille2815493527849
5Stade Reims28101172621541
6OGC Nice2811894138341
7Olympique Lyonnais281171042271540
8Montpellier HSC28117103534140
9AS Monaco28117104444040
10SCO Angers28116112833-539
11RC Strasbourg Alsace27115113232038
12FC Girondins Bordeaux2891094034637
13FC Nantes28114132831-337
14Stade Brestois 2928810103437-334
15FC Metz28810102735-834
16Dijon FCO2879122737-1030
17AS Saint-Etienne2886142945-1630
18Olympique Nimes2876152944-1527
19SC Amiens28411133150-1923
20FC Toulouse2834212258-3613
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Serie A table

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Juventus Turin26203350242663
2SS Lazio Roma26195260233762
3Inter Milano25166349242554
4Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio25146570343648
5AS Roma26136751351645
6SSC Napoli2611694136539
7AC Milan26106102834-636
8Hellas Verona259882926335
9Parma Calcio 191325105103231135
10Bologna FC2697103842-434
11US Sassuolo Calcio2595114139232
12Cagliari Calcio258894140132
13ACF Fiorentina2679103236-430
14Udinese Calcio2677122137-1628
15FC Torino2583142845-1727
16UC Sampdoria2575132844-1626
17Genoa CFC2667133147-1625
18US Lecce2667133456-2225
19Spal 20132653182044-2418
20Brescia Calcio2644182249-2716
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