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Lyon vs Barcelona Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips

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Lyon vs Barcelona Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips

Lyon vs Barcelona Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips

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18.02.2019

Another exciting game awaits the football viewers in Europe’s elite football competition. Lyon will host Barcelona at the Lyon Olympic Stadium and try to get their first victory against the Catalan club.

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.

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.

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 three and the remaining two ended as draws. The two clubs averaged 4.2 goals per game and in four of the five, we have seen both teams score. It is worth noting that their most recent outing took place in 2009.

Missing players

Lyon don't have many missing players for the match against Barca. Rafael and Amine Gouiri are injured and they will not play on this match. Nabil Fekir is suspended and he can't play on Tuesday night. Tanguy NDombele and Jason Denayer 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 Barcelona also have some missing players for the match against Lyon. Arthur, Rafinha, Jasper Cillessen are injured and they can't play in France. Samuel Umtiti is another one player who is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they are highly motivated for this game.

Possible starting lineups

Lyon: Lopes; Mendy, Morel, Marselo, Dubois; Aouar, Tousart, NDombele; Depay, Dembele, Traore

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Suarez, Dembele

Lyon vs Barcelona Prediction

We expect one dynamic and open game between Lyon and Barcelona and will enjoy in lots of scoring chances and goals. Both sides are highly motivated for this game and they will try to score from the first minute. Lyon have drawn their last 5 matches in the Champions League, but this time their main objective will be to score at least one goal more. On the other side Barcelona are undefeated in their last 6 matches in The Champions League and they like to play aggressive in attack. They have scored at least two goals in five of their last six previous meetings with Lyon. Match Lyon vs Barca will be a perfect betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on.

Our prediction and betting tips for the match Lyon vs Barcelona Prediction: Over 2.5 goals. Barcelona are closer to win this game and we believe they can do that. Our second betting pick for the match is Barca to win. Maybe correct score will be 1-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.

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