Lyon vs Juventus Prediction (UEFA Champions League) – February 27, 2020, 04:00 (GMT +8)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus take their act to France to meet Olympique Lyonnais in their Champions League round-of-16 opening leg tie at the Groupama Stadium. Ronaldo will be the man to watch as he tries to lead the Italian side to the title. Read on for Lyon vs Juventus Prediction and betting tips.
Lyon vs Juventus Match Previews
Ronaldo celebrated a milestone last Sunday when he played his 1,000th match after starting for Juve and leading them to a 2-1 win over SPAL. Just like he did for Real Madrid in 2018 when he powered them to the Champions League title, he will be Juve’s main source of inspiration against Lyon.
Juve last captured the Champions League crown in 1996, only their second. They have seven second places, the last time in 2017 when they were walloped by Real Madrid 4-1 in the final.
In advancing to the last-16 this season, Maurizio Sarri’s men topped Group D ahead of Atletico Madrid. Juve was unbeaten in that stage, winning five matches and drawing one. Away, hey posted two wins and one draw.
HAVE YET TO BEAT JUVE
Lyon moved to the two-leg tie after emerging second placers in Group G behind RB Leipzig. They rallied from two goals down to draw Leipzig 2-2 on the final group stage day and achieved the needed points to qualify. Lyon has been beaten in six of their last seven last-16 ties and will be the underdogs against Juve whom they have yet to defeat.
Lyon lost their three most-recent last-16 matchups and they have not entered the quarterfinals since 2010. The French side was bumped off by Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate in the round-of-16 last season. In contrast, Juve has not been defeated in the round-of-16 since 2016.
Juve and Lyon will be facing each other for the fifth time in the last six years come to the first leg. Juve prevailed in the first four games, including a couple of 2-0 wins in France.
Aside from Ronaldo, other players whom Sarri can count on include Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain.
Meanwhile, Rudi Garcia’s side will be hobbled by the absence of the injured forward Memphis Depay, midfielders Houssem Aouar, and Thiago Mendes, as well as defender Leo Dubois.
|1.80||Avg Goals Scored Per Match||2.00|
|1.25||Avg Goals Conceded Per Match||0.98|
Head to Head (last 4 matches)
|Previous Meetings (Last 4)|
|03.11.16||Juventus (1-1) Lyon|
|19.10.16||Lyon (0 -1) Juventus|
|11.04.14||Juventus (1-1) Lyon|
|04.04.14||Lyon (0 -1) Juventus|
Lyon vs Juventus Prediction
• Olympique Lyonnais will look to build momentum on their win against Metz as they face Juventus. That was their first win in 5 league games. They still sit 7th in Ligue 1 but only 6 points behind the 3rd placers to be fair. Their league record at home is underwhelming though as they’ve only won 4 games from 12. Lyon is one of only two teams from the group stage of Champions League who advanced with single-digit points, with the other one being Atalanta.
• Juventus ended the Champions League with an unblemished record. They drew their first game against Atletico Madrid but won all the remaining games. Cristiano Ronaldo is in his usual scoring tear. The 35-year old Portuguese already has 25 goals in all competitions and he will be looking to add more when they face Lyon.
• With a poor record at home, the defense of Lyon will be too much for the firepower of the Italian giants. Juventus to win is what we’re tipping.
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