In Group G things are very tight, so Lyon and Benfica Lisbon still have every chance of reaching the knockout stages. The home side conceded their first defeat in the last race against their opponent, who in turn won the first three after Schlappen against Zenit and leaders RB Leipzig.
Soccer Betting Prediction Lyon vs Benfica Lisbon
The victory was fortunate, as only a goal from Pizzi two minutes before the end of the season, the decision in favor of the Portuguese brought. A draw would certainly have been in light of the game shares the deserved result. Lyon still has an invoice left and will go into the match highly motivated.
The dress rehearsal last weekend in Toulouse ended with a 3-2 win. Lisbon reached a 2-0 home league game against Rio Ave. Olympique will also play very aggressively in their second home game of the group stage to jump one of the first two places with a win.
However, the first leg showed that the teams are moving at a very similar level. The Lyon against Benfica Lisbon tip includes a score on both sides in view of the strong attack series and the probably quite open of the host-led game as well as at least one goal of form strong OL striker Memphis Depay.
The constellation of a mutual goal is also the rule for the clubs, since they were observed in five of the six group games with their participation.
Lyon – Statistics & Current Form
Olympique Lyon has presented itself in this season very fickle. First, there was a promising start in Ligue 1 at home with high wins against Monaco and Angers, but then broke the young team more or less completely.
It was supposed to take eight laps before Lyon could celebrate the next three at national level. In between, the only installed in the summer coach Sylvinho had to take his hat, which is why now Rudi Garcia swings the scepter on the sidelines.
With a disappointing goalless draw, his debut against Dijon about two weeks ago was still sad. Subsequently, they lost to Benfica, which put them back in doubt as to whether the change of coach would lead to the desired improvement.
These were now dispersed, as on the penultimate round, at least promoted Metz could be defeated. Furthermore, a 3-2 victory in Toulouse was achieved last weekend. Nevertheless, Lyon remains a playful surprise bag.
The squad is armed with numerous high-profile players such as Moussa Dembele or Amine Gouiri in attack, whose quality is undeniable as they regularly run in the U21 national team of the world champion. But as a functioning unit on the court, the collection of talented players has yet rarely presented.
In the attack, however, especially the Dutchman Memphis Depay turns out in these weeks as accurate. Three of OL’s four CL goals go to his side and he scored in all three Premier League games. The 25-year-old attacker is no less in Ligue 1 than he is.
Seven goals in ten league appearances are an impressive record. Depay is expected to deliver a double-digit season-high for the Gones for the third consecutive year. Apart from the injured Brazilian defender Fernando Marcal, all regular players are also available.
Expected formation of Lyon:
➲ Lopes – Denayer – Andersen – Dubois – Kone – Aouar – Tousart – Mendes – Reine-Adelaide – Depay – Dembele
Last matches from Lyon:
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Toulouse Vs. Lyon 2: 3 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 26.10.2019 – Lyon vs.. Metz 2: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 23.10.2019 – Benfica vs. Lisbon. Lyon 2: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 19.10.2019 – Lyon vs.. FCO Dijon 0: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 06.10.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Lyon 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
Benfica Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
The cheering at the Estádio da Luz knew hardly any limits on the side of the Portuguese record champion two weeks ago. Thanks to Pizzi’s strike, the first group victory was sealed shortly before the end of Ultimo.
Due to the success of the pressure on the team of coach Bruno Lage is now slightly lower.
The 21st in the UEFA five-year standings had previously had two unnecessary draws against RB Leipzig and Zenit St. Petersburg, but in the match against the French, luck was once on the side of the Aguias.
The hopes have risen through the three points again that the fate of the previous year is not repeated, as Lisbon already eliminated in the group stage from the competition and instead had to play in the Europa League – albeit successfully, because the way to the unfortunate lost Quarterfinal against Eintracht Frankfurt led.
Basically, the form is also true at SLB: In the Primeira League, the Eagles have already pitched their well-known Tabular Horst at the top again. The reigning champion has nine wins after ten match days. With this proud record, Lisbon is well on its way to defending the title once more.
The departure of Joao Felix to Atletico Madrid was thus coped quite well, although the imposing scores last year with just over three hits per league match and the breakthrough of the 100th goal mark this year is unlikely to be achieved again. Nevertheless, the Red-White offensive is very stable.
In all three matches of the Champions League has been at least once used and with the exception of the only defeat against Porto in August in the same league games. Especially Pizzi, who scored the winner against Lyon, is in a good mood.
With seven goals, the best runner of the previous year in the Primeira Liga is currently leading the scoring in the Portuguese upper house. In the match between Lyon and Benfica, therefore, the odds for his next goal on top are worth considering.
Expected formation of Benfica Lisbon:
➲ Vlachodimos – Grimaldo – Ferro – Dias – Pizzi – Fernandes – Florentino – Gabriel – Cervi – Seferovic – Silva
Last matches of Benfica Lisbon:
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Rio Ave FC 2: 0 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Portimonense 4: 0 (Primeira Liga)
⚽️ 27.10.2019 – CD Tondela Vs. Benfica Lisbon 0: 1 (Primeira Liga)
⚽️ 23.10.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Lyon 2: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 18.10.2019 – Cova Piedade Vs. Benfica Lisbon 0: 4 (Cup)
Lyon vs. Benfica Lisbon Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Benfica’s recent 2-1 win against Lyon saw the teams face each other for the 2018 International Champions Cup. The match was won by the French 3: 2. This is the result of a 2016 held test match was repeated.
On top of that, the traditional clubs met in 2010 during the former group phase of the Champions League. The Portuguese achieved a 4: 3 home win and OL reached a 2-0 win in their own set. The Gones are easily ahead of the game with three wins and two defeats in direct comparison.
For the upcoming duel the Lyon against Benfica Lisbon odds also see the home side in a moderately pronounced role as a favorite.
Lyon vs Benfica Lisbon Best Soccer Betting Prediction
In the match, two teams meet at eye level: Lyon has a strong squad, but in the last few weeks has missed the necessary consistency. For this reason, recently, a change of coach and in the domestic Ligue 1 ranks of last year’s third only in tenth place.
With a draw against Zenit St. Petersburg and a 2-0 away win at RB Leipzig was at least in the Champions League a decent start. The recent match in Lisbon was also narrowly lost 1: 2 and OL was absolutely equal.
In the upcoming game between Lyon and Benfica, the tip does not include a winning bet given the balanced balance of power, but the prediction for goals by both opponents and a goal by Memphis Depay. The clubs have always met in their three group matches and have strong offensives.
Key Facts – Lyon vs Benfica Lisbon tips
📌 Benfica won 2-1 in the first leg two weeks ago with a late goal
📌 Lyon and Lisbon have scored in each of their group matches so far
📌 Guests arrive as leaders of the Primeira Liga
On the other hand, the defenses are quite vulnerable: Lyon reached only in the away win against the Saxons a clean sheet and the Eagles conceded in all their games at least one goal. In addition, the statistics of the pairing for a two-sided scoring speaks: In the four last clashes, it came every time to this score.
Competition: Champions League, Group. G
Prediction of the Day: Both teams to score
Stake: 2/10 units