Lyon vs Juventus Soccer Betting Prediction
Eighth-finals first leg of the Champions League this Wednesday, act 2!
At Groupama Stadium, the long-awaited duel between Olympique Lyonnais and Juventus Torino. If on paper, the balance of power seems much more unbalanced than between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund, the meeting remains expected in France because the Lyonnais have accustomed us to sublimate in this type of big meeting you and that a feat, or at least a very good performance, is always possible. Let us not forget that under Bruno Génésio, OL had notably brought down then hooked Manchester City (2-1 / 2-2), kept FC Barcelona in check at home (0-0) and even managed to get a draw in Torino against the same Juve in 2016 (1-1).
Despite everything, the qualification in a pool made up of Leipzig, Benfica and Zenit was more than laborious, where the Old Lady flew over her group. With valuable opponents such as Atlético Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow, Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammates finished with 16 points out of 18 possible and with an honorable draw in Madrid (2-2) for only “counter performance”. Will Juve fold this 1/16 round in the first leg?
Key stats for the match Lyon vs Juventus
Lyon has won only one of its last 8 LDC games at home, but has also lost none (7 draws)!
The last team to come to Lyon in the Champions League was precisely Juve in October 2016.
The two clubs have met 4 times in their history: 3 Torino wins, 1 draw.
While Lyon struggled to qualify and had to wait for an N against Leipzig on the last day, Juve flew over their group with 5 wins and 1 draw in 6 games!
Lyon clearly does not have its best season. 7th in Ligue 1 at 15 points from 2nd place, the environment and the current situation of the club do not create the best atmosphere to achieve a feat.
If Juve does not fly over the Serie A as in the past, it is not so much by its bad course as by the good performances of competitors such as Lazio, 2nd, and Inter, 3rd, much sturdier than the previous seasons. The Old Lady remains the leader of its championship.
In major events, Juve has once again been present this season: 2-2 then 1-0 against Atlético in LDC, 2-1 victory on the lawns of Inter and Roma, 3-1 at Atalanta, for defeats at Naples and at Lazio.
Cristiano Ronaldo has posted an impressive record since the beginning of December: 18 goals scored in his last 15 games in all competitions, at least 1 goal scored in his last 9 outings, in a series of 11 consecutive games with at least 1 goal scored in Series A … Since December 1, CR7 has been silent only once in 15 games!
Soccer Betting Prediction Lyon vs Juventus
Difficult to be optimistic for the Lyonnais in this meeting. If OL have achieved a few exploits in the past, the 2019-2020 team led by Rudi Garcia does not seem to have this capacity in its DNA. Opposite, there will be a Juventus Torino still as surgical in the Champions League, led by a Cristiano Ronaldo stratospheric for 2 and a half months. Torino victory!
Prediction Today: Juventus wins the match