Man City v Lyon Preview & Predictions
Premier League side Manchester City face Ligue 1 club Lyon in the quart-finals of the Champions League on Saturday evening. Read our match predictions to find out why we’re backing the English club to progress to the next stage of the competition.
Man City v Lyon Preview
Premier League side Manchester City are currently the bookies favourite to lift the Champions League trophy. Their duo of 2-1 victories, home and away, against current La Liga champions Real Madrid will give them confidence heading into this match and they’ll be looking to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a win over the French Ligue 1 side which finished mid-table last season.
However, despite being heavy favourites to progress, Pep Guardiola will be taking this match seriously given that Lyon were able to see off Juventus in the last round which earns them respect.
City were unable to hold onto their Premier League and FA Cup titles this season and so the Champions League is their last chance of silverwear which they’ll be determined to get their hands on.
Striker Sergio Aguero will be missing from the lineup again but City have more than enough world-class players to replace him and the starting XI is set to include players such as De Bruyne, Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Sterling who are all capable of finding the net against any side.
Lyon are one of the remaining eight sides left in the competition who are classed as the underdogs but have more than proved that they are capable of performing against the big teams.
Man City v Lyon Betting Tips
- Man City have won 8 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Lyon have won 5, drawn 1 and lost 4 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Man City have scored an average of 2.9 goals and conceded an average of 0.5 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Lyon have scored an average of 2.3 goals and conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Man City’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Lyon’s previous 10 matches
Man City v Lyon Prediction
Lyon have proven that they’re more than capable of progressing in this competition with victories against Juventus, RB Leipzig and Benfica. However, in order to contain a team such as Manchester City, you have to be solid at the back and in our opinion, Lyon conceded too many in past matches in order to outscore Saturday’s opponents.
However, Manchester City also have issues at the back having conceded in 6 of their last 8 Champions League matches. We do feel that Lyon have a chance of getting on the scoresheet but it’s hard to imagine City not finding the net also taking into account the attacking players they have on and off the bench.
We’re backing Manchester City to progress to the semi-finals on Saturday evening which would see them set up a fixture against either Barcelona or Bayern Munich – A fixture which if happens, could determine the likely winner of this seasons Champions League competition. Although City do tend to concede, we’re tipping a 2-0 victory for Guardiola’s men.
Team PredictionsMan City v Lyon Preview & Predictions
Manchester City – 4-3-3 formation: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Joao Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, D Silva; Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling
Lyon – 3-5-2 formation: Lopes; Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal; Dubois, Caqueret, Bruno Guimarães, Aouar, Cornet; Depay, Dembélé
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