Betting tips & odds comparison 15.08.2020 Manchester City FC - Olympique Lyon
Betting Tip for matchday 0 of the 2019/2020 Champions League between Manchester City FC and Olympique Lyon. The game will be played at Estádio José Alvalade (Lissabon, Portugal) on 15.08.2020 at 21:00.
Lyon v Manchester City, UCL Quarter-Finals
Manchester City take on Lyon on Saturday evening with both teams eyeing a spot in the semis after overcoming perennial European football big-names in their respective round of 16 matches.
Despite a rather lacklustre showing in the Ligue 1 this season where they ended up finishing 7th after the league was ended early, Lyon have been remarkable in the Champions League. They showed tremendous character to clinch a last-gasp qualification slot from their group when they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in against RB Leipzig in the last group match to book a date with Juventus as runners-up from their group.
Against Juventus, they were the underdogs but they shocked the Italian giants by beating them 1-0 in Lyon and despite losing 2-1 in the return leg, they eliminated Juve on away goals.
Despite dominating the English Premier League this decade with 4 Premier League titles and a host of other domestic cup triumphs including this year’s League Cup, Man City have always come a cropper in the Champions League. It is the one trophy that is missing from their trophy cabinet and they have made no secret of their huge desire for it. In fact, coach Pep Guardiola was hired specifically to deliver it.
They are nevertheless on course to do just that after getting the better of 13 times champions Real Madrid with two fantastic 2-1 victories in Madrid and at the Etihad to win book a slot in this quarters.
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MATCH FORECAST AND BETTING TIPS FOR LYON V MANCHESTER CITY
Man City lost their Premier League title to Liverpool, who, in all fairness actually put up a season for the record books. They also lost in the semi-final of the FA Cup to Arsenal who went on to win it. There is a feeling of discomfort from the City crowd and you’d think a Champions League title win will wash away all the disappointment from the team and the fans. Their performance in the competition this season suggests they may make a deep run. They have played very well all the way from the group stages. They are yet to lose a single game. They tend to take control of games early and dictate the pace all through in games they have won. We are backing them to do just that against Lyon and we are picking Halftime/Fulltime, Man City/Man City @ 1.73 with Blackbet as our initial betting prediction here.
City’s attack has been spectacular this season. They have scored 102 goals in their 38 Premier League games this season and a further 20 in 8 champions league games. Their defence has, however, let in too many goals. Lyon incidentally had great success against Man City a season ago when they drew 2-2 in Lyon and won 2-1 in Manchester in their two group stage matches. This game may not exactly pan out like those ones but the potential for goals is certainly there. Blackbet are offering 3+ total goals to be scored in the game @ 1.55 and we feel there is value in backing it for our final betting tip for this clash.