Group G of the UEFA Champions League group stage was described by many experts as the most balanced season. In fact, predicting the outcome is extremely difficult in this group. All four teams are on a similar level and have realistic chances to reach the last sixteen.
Benfica Lisbon vs Lyon Today’s Soccer Prediction
However, after two rounds, Portuguese champions Benfica Lisbon are under pressure due to two defeats. On Wednesday evening, Benfica will welcome Lyon and urgently need counters in the fight for the international winter!
The French top club is still unbeaten after a win and a draw and is together with the Russian representative Zenit St. Petersburg at the top of the table Group G. Another victory would be given the current odds of bookmakers but a surprise. In the duel between Benfica and Lyon are offered for the tip to the hosts odds of just over 2.00.
Benfica Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
In recent years, the premier class for the Portuguese top club was not good ground. Of the last 15 UEFA Champions League games, Benfica Lisbon have had only two meager victories. Not less than twelve games were lost.
This season, Pleiten put them at home against RB Leipzig (1: 2) and abroad at Zenit St. Petersburg (1: 3). In view of these horror figures, we see too much risk between Benfica and Lyon at the tip on the home side. Odds of just over 2.00 tend to be of no value.
Basically, the Portuguese count as home strong, but even from this home strength is not much to see internationally. The 4-2 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League last year was actually the only one of 16 home games at the Estadio da Luz, where the team scored more than one goal.
Hope can give the team of Bruno Lage the fact that the last five home games against French teams were all won. Benfica Lisbon have been without defeat against Ligue 1 teams in 14 matches. However, due to the starting position, a point gain could be almost too little. The situation-elf must play for victory.
After the international break was in Portugal a cup round on the program and accordingly, the champion from Portugal could spare the regulars for the important game against Lyon. While it does not run internationally as desired, there were six wins in seven games in the league.
Due to injury, Benfica will miss Wednesday’s key players like Andre Almeida, Florentino and European Champion Rafa Silva.
Expected formation of Benfica Lisbon:
➲ Vlachodimos – Grimaldo, Dias, Jardel, Tavares – Fejsa, Gabriel – Cervi, Taarabt, Pizzi – Seferovic
Last matches of Benfica Lisbon:
⚽️ 18.10.2019 – Cova Piedade Vs. Benfica Lisbon 0: 4 (Cup)
⚽️ 02.10.2019 – Zenit Saint Petersburg vs. Benfica Lisbon 3: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Vitória Setúbal 1: 0 (Primeira Liga)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Vitória Guimarães 0: 0 (League Cup)
⚽️ 21.09.2019 – Moreirense Vs. Benfica Lisbon 1: 2 (Primeira Liga)
Lyon – Statistics & Current Form
Completely contrary to Benfica is the statistics of Olympique Lyon. While the Portuguese convince nationally, but internationally not, Lyon is on the international stage absolutely desired, but in the national championship a pure disappointment.
The catastrophic start of the season meant that Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas dismissed a coach for the third time in his more than 30 years of activity during the season.
But as early as Sylvinho, a Lyon coach has never had to vacate his chair. Guy Stephan was released on 1 November 1996, Hubert Fournier suffered this fate a few days before Christmas 2015. The Brazilian Sylvinho, who took over the job only in the summer, got his dismissal on 7 October. The successor was Rudi Garcia, a true expert on France.
“OL” is next to the AS Monaco currently the big disappointment in the French Ligue 1 dar. After ten matchdays, the top club has only ten counters on the credit side. It was the start of the season with a 3-0 (against Monaco) and a 6-0 (against Angers) very promising. But since this shooting festival on 16 August there was no league victory more. For now eight games “OL” without full success in the league and disappointed, especially in the game forward.
The goalless draw against home crowd against Dijon (19th) was already the third game without own scoring. Despite oppressive superiority (goal shot ratio 18: 2) wanted to hit no hit. Perhaps the premier class comes at just the right time, because with a 1-1 draw against Zenit and a 2-0 win in Leipzig it runs in the Champions League as desired. On the international stage, Lyon have lost only two of the last 14 games (five wins, seven draws).
The Portuguese champions disappointed in the last race on the international stage, while Lyon was convincing in the premier class. Although new coach Rudi Garcia has yet to make the turnaround, Benfica and Lyon seem to have a tip for double chance X2.
Expected formation of Lyon:
➲ Lopes – Marcal, Denayer, Marcelo, Tete – Aouar, Mendes, Tousart – Cornet, Dembele, Terrier
Last matches from Lyon:
⚽️ 19.10.2019 – Lyon vs FCO Dijon 0: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 06.10.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Lyon 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 02.10.2019 – RB Leipzig vs Lyon 0: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Lyon vs.. FC Nantes 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – Stade Brest Vs. Lyon 2: 2 (Ligue 1)
Benfica Lisbon vs Lyon Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Although both teams are already among the regulars in the premier class, but so far Benfica Lisbon and Olympique Lyon were solved only in the season 2010/11 in the same group. At that time, each home team could look forward to a full success.
Lyon celebrated a 2-0 home win in their first match of the two teams. In Portugal, the red eagles almost lost a 4-0 lead and trembled to a close 4: 3 win.
Benfica Lisbon vs Lyon Our Best Soccer Prediction Explained
Benfica Lisbon is currently losing some ground in the well-balanced Group G. The Portuguese top club are under pressure before the third group game, and basically, the situation team is just a complete success. Although the guests from France are in a formidable crisis in the league, we still have some reservations between Benfica and Lyon regarding the home side.
Key facts – Benfica Lisbon vs Lyon tips
📌 After two defeats, the red eagles stand with their backs to the wall!
📌 Only in 2010/11 were the teams facing each other – then the home team celebrated a victory!
📌 Lyon remain in the league continues to live up to expectations – 17th place after ten matchdays!
The fact is that the Red Eagles can not wait, but definitely have to play for victory. While Lyon has a lot of problems scoring goals in the league, this works well in the premier class.
Therefore, we find in this duel also like the tip on the over 2.5. The bookmakers offer odds of up to 1.73 for at least three goals in a duel between Benfica and Lyon. Six units will be sent into the race as a bet for this tip!
Competition: Champions League, Group. G
Prediction Today: Over 2.5
Stake: 6/10 units