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Olympique Lyon
Olympique Lyon
Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich
Champions League
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Estádio José Alvalade

Olympique Lyon - Bayern Munich prediction 19.08.2020 Champions League

Matchday 0 in the Champions League features the clash between Olympique Lyon and Bayern Munich at Estádio José Alvalade. In our preview of Olympique Lyon vs. Bayern Munich, you will receive all the important details and facts about this Champions League fixture. We will begin with an analysis of the current form of the two teams.

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Olympique Lyon have won 2 of their last 5 league matches (2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats. In the previous 4 home games in the Champions League season 2019/2020, Olympique Lyon have won 2 matches, 2 games ended in a draw, and 0 games in defeat. (Goal difference 7:4).

Out of the last five Champions League encounters between the two teams, Olympique Lyon won 1. In 1 match the points between the two sides were shared, and 3 times Bayern Munich got the win. If we look at the home record of Olympique Lyon against Bayern Munich, the stats are as follows: 0 wins Olympique Lyon, 0 draws and 2 wins Bayern Munich.

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Olympique Lyon v Bayern Munich, UCL Semi-final

The second semi-final of the 2019-20 Champions League campaign takes place in Lisbon on Wednesday night as red-hot favourites Bayern Munich takes on giant-slayers Lyon.


Lyon were frustrated to finish only seventh in the truncated Ligue 1 but they have seemingly turned their anger into delight in the Champions League. They have caused major upsets in the last two rounds to eliminate Italian giants Juventus on the away goals rule and English representatives Man City to qualify for this semi-final.

Rudi Garcia’s boys play with tenacity and they capitalize on any good opportunity that may be afforded to them.

They face their biggest test yet as they take on Bayern. It will take a miraculous effort for them to continue their impressive recent streak going though.


FC Bayern seem to be in a class of their own right now. They have won a domestic double already and have trained their guns on the champions league as the final piece in their historic season jigsaw puzzle.

They have now won 19 games in a row. The last of these was the quarter-final win over Spanish giants Barcelona who they left chasing their shadows as they set a champions league record of 8 goals in a knockout game with an 8-2 thrashing. Thomas Muller and Phillipe Coutinho hit doubles, while Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski also grabbed a goal apiece.

After previous Champions League failures in recent years, the Bavarians appear to be going all out to exorcise those ghosts. They certainly have the desire, will, ability, quality and depth to do it.

Possible Line Ups

  • Lopes
  • Denayer
  • Marcelo
  • Marçal
  • Dubois
  • Caqueret
  • Guimarães
  • Aouar
  • Cornet
  • Depay
  • Dembélé
  • Coach: Rudi Garcia
  • Neuer
  • Davies
  • Boateng
  • Alaba
  • Kimmich
  • Goretzka
  • Alcantara
  • Perisic
  • Müller
  • Gnabry
  • Lewandowski
  • Coach: Hansi Flick
Injured: Solet (ACL) and Pavard (Foot)


It’s impossible to bet against this Bayern Munich side at the moment. They are on a 29-game unbeaten return and they have won all nine of their Champions League games this season, right from the group stage matches. They won the last two rounds with aggregate scores of 7-1 against Chelsea and 8-2 against Barcelona. Lyon has done well to upset Juve and Man City, but Bayern is just a different kettle of fish altogether. Look at their depth for instance. Coutinho and Coman came off the bench against Barcelona and there was no drop in their production. Lyon will try and make things a bit tight at the back but ultimately the quality oozing from this Bayern team should be enough to carry them through. We are going for a handicap +1 Bayern Munich Win @ 1.59 with Betway as our first betting tip for this game.

With Bayern expected to have the lion’s share of the possession like they usually do, Lyon will be on the back foot for most of the game defending the expected wave of attacks from the Bavarians. Bayern attack relentlessly from the kickoff to the final whistle. Situations like this make us want to look at what is on offer on the cards markets. We’ve come across an incredible price of 1.67 on Betway betting app for Lyon to Win the 1X2 Cards market. This basically means they will have more bookings than Bayern Munich which is a no brainer really and we quite fancy it for our final tip for this game.

Our tips

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Olympique Lyon
Olympique Lyon
Last games

Olympique Lyon performance of the last 4 home matches

Over 2.5
Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich
Last games

Bayern Munich performance of the last 6 away matches

Over 2.5
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