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Manchester City vs Lyon Prediction

Manchester City

August 15

20:00

1 : 3
Lyon

Manchester City

Lyon

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After silencing La Liga champions Real Madrid, Manchester City have a real chance of Champions League glory this month.

Whisper it quietly, but Pep Guardiola’s men can turn an underwhelming campaign into an unforgettable one. Up next is a determined Lyon side, who silenced critics to beat Juventus over two legs (away goal rule) – despite losing last week.

Can they go one better and knock out the Citizens? Or will City book their semi-final place here? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Manchester City vs Lyon Betting Tips

Gabriel Jesus had a goal and assist, as Manchester City replicated their impressive win at the Bernabeu pre-lockdown last week. Blame for Real crashing out of Europe’s elite club competition was levelled at Raphael Varane, but City were deserved victors.

Guardiola deployed Fernandinho at centre-back and Phil Foden in an unorthodox role as their false nine. Although his tactics appeared unnecessarily bold, they were ultimately proven justified.

Against Lyon though, they cannot afford to make any mistakes. It’s a one-legged affair, meaning anything can happen in 90 minutes. Rudi Garcia’s men will relish the underdog tag – just look at RB Leipzig and how they stifled Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

Boosted by captain Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adelaide’s returns from injury last month, watch whether any changes are made after their Juve defeat.

Besides a busy Marcelo at the back in Turin, midfielder Houssem Aouar was their best player against Juventus.

The classy young Frenchman will look to orchestrate plays and roam forward past a City midfield that have flattered to deceive at times this season. City’s pressing was Real’s kryptonite last week, but Lyon will happily concede possession before looking to replicate the same themselves.

Manchester City vs Lyon Correct Score Predictions

As mentioned, Lyon will use the underdog tag as extra motivation to prove their critics wrong. To even get to this stage, in many ways, is heralded as an achievement. It’s the bare minimum for a team of City’s depth and sheer quality though. This format suits them and I feel compelled to back them as narrow winners here.

Last matches

Manchester City

28-11-2020

5 - 0 Burnley

W
25-11-2020

0 - 1 Olympiakos Piraeus

L
21-11-2020

2 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

L
08-11-2020

1 - 1 Liverpool

D
03-11-2020

3 - 0 Olympiakos Piraeus

W
31-10-2020

0 - 1 Sheffield United

L
27-10-2020

0 - 3 Olympique Marseille

L
24-10-2020

1 - 1 West Ham United

D
21-10-2020

3 - 1 Porto

W
17-10-2020

1 - 0 Arsenal

W

Lyon

W

- Reims

29-11-2020
W

- Angers SCO

22-11-2020
W

- Saint-Étienne

08-11-2020
D

- Lille

01-11-2020
W

- Monaco

25-10-2020
W

- Strasbourg

18-10-2020
D

- Olympique Marseille

04-10-2020
D

- Lorient

27-09-2020
D

- Nîmes

18-09-2020
L

- Montpellier

15-09-2020
Manchester City vs Lyon Head-to-Head (H2H)
15-08-2020

Manchester City

1
3

Olympique Lyonnais

27-11-2018

Olympique Lyonnais

2
2

Manchester City

19-09-2018

Manchester City

1
2

Olympique Lyonnais

Manchester City
vs
Lyon
Predicted Lineup
Manchester City vs Lyon Predicted Lineup

Ederson

Walker

Fernandinho

Laporte

Cancelo

de Bruyne

Rodri

Gundogan

B.Silva

Sterling

Jesus

Lopes

Dubois

Marcelo

Denayer

Marcal

Aouar

Guimaraes

Caquerat

Cornet

Depay

Reine-Adelaide

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

5-0 vs Burnley (H)

W

1-0 vs Olympiakos Piraeus (A)

W

0-2 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

1-1 vs Liverpool (H)

D

3-0 vs Olympiakos Piraeus (H)

W

1-0 vs Sheffield United (A)

W

3-0 vs Olympique Marseille (A)

W

1-1 vs West Ham United (A)

D

3-1 vs Porto (H)

W

1-0 vs Arsenal (H)

W
W

3-0 vs Reims (H)

W

1-0 vs Angers SCO (A)

W

2-1 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

D

1-1 vs Lille (A)

W

4-1 vs Monaco (H)

W

3-2 vs Strasbourg (A)

D

1-1 vs Olympique Marseille (H)

D

1-1 vs Lorient (A)

D

0-0 vs Nîmes (H)

L

1-2 vs Montpellier (A)

19

Goals Scored

17

4

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

5-0 vs Burnley (H)

W

1-1 vs Liverpool (H)

D

3-0 vs Olympiakos Piraeus (H)

W

3-1 vs Porto (H)

W

1-0 vs Arsenal (H)

W
W

3-0 vs Reims (H)

W

2-1 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

W

4-1 vs Monaco (H)

D

1-1 vs Olympique Marseille (H)

D

0-0 vs Nîmes (H)

13

Goals Scored

10

3

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-0 vs Olympiakos Piraeus (A)

W

0-2 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

1-0 vs Sheffield United (A)

W

3-0 vs Olympique Marseille (A)

W

1-1 vs West Ham United (A)

D
W

1-0 vs Angers SCO (A)

D

1-1 vs Lille (A)

W

3-2 vs Strasbourg (A)

D

1-1 vs Lorient (A)

L

1-2 vs Montpellier (A)

6

Goals Scored

7

1

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

Mosope Ominiyi
14.08.2020
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