Barcelona vs Lyon Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The fans are in for yet another exciting game of the Champions League. This Wednesday, Barcelona will host Lyon at the Camp Nou Stadium. After the stalemate in the first leg of the tie, things are bound to take a different turn as both teams are eager to progress further into the competition.
Barcelona are coming into the clash after finishing first in their group. Over the course of six matches, they accumulated fourteen points from four wins and two draws. Since 2004, Barca have gotten past the group stage every year and went on to the next phase on twelve of the fourteen ties. When facing French teams in this part of the competition, they have had great success with the most noticeable one being a comeback against PSG. After losing the first leg by the score of 4-0, they went on to win the second by 6-1, thus making it one of the biggest comebacks in the history of the competition.
Lyon secured their place in the stage of best sixteen after finishing second in Group F with eight points from a win and five draws. This is Lyon's tenth UEFA Champions League round of 16 placement and their first in seven seasons. They won the first three ties, but have lost five of the last six. Their record in the knock-out phase against teams from Spain stands at three wins and three losses, with the most recent one being a loss to Villarreal in Europa League in the season of 2017/18.
The two teams have a long mutual history and in the recent past, Barcelona have been the better side. Out of the previous five matches between them, Barcelona have won two and the remaining three ended as draws. The most recent game ended as a draw despite the many chances that each side had.
Barcelona don't have big injury concerns before the match against Lyon. Rafinha is injured and he will not play. Ousmane Dembélé and Thomas Vermaelen are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Lyon also don't have many missing players for this game. Amine Gouiri is injured and he can't help his team for sure. Marcelo and Rafael are not fully fit and they are doubtful for rematch with Barca. All other players are available to play and they are highly motivated for this important game.
Possible starting lineups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alba, Umtiti, Pique, Roberto; Vidal, Busquets, Rakitic; Coutinho, Suarez, Messi
Lyon: Lopes; Dubols, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy; NDombele, Aouar; Traore, Fekir, Depay; Dembele
Barcelona vs Lyon Prediction
Another one very good football game to place our bet and win some cash with Champions League. Match Barcelona vs Lyon will be an interesting one and we will enjoy in dynamic and open game. Both sides will play offensive football from the first minute and expect lots of scoring chances for both. First leg finished without goals and Barcelona are absolute favourites to go through. They are undefeated in their last 7 matches in UEFA Champions League and all players are in full of confidence. Their main objective for this game will be to score a goal more. On the other side Lyon play solid football, but they must be underdogs at Camp Nou. They have drawn their last 6 matches in Champions League, and their main objective for the match will be to score.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Barcelona vs Lyon Prediction: Barca to win. Betting odd on this event is not high, so the best option is to place bet on Barca to win by 2 or more goals. We expect from Barcelona to score at least three goals, but also expect from Lyon to score. So, our risky bet goes on correct score 3-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.