Manchester City v Lyon betting tips, prediction & odds update; Champions League Quarter-final 2020 Preview
Welcome to our Manchester City v Liyon betting tips, prediction and odds update for their Champions League quarter-final being played on Saturday.
Eight of the best teams in the world gathered in Lisbon for the Champions League, this year played under single-elimination conditions and with a strict COVID protocol in place.
The winner of this quarter-final will advance into the semi-finals, which means the stakes could not be any higher for Manchester City or Olympique Lyonnais in what is promising to be a great contest.
Manchester City has been installed a $1.22 favourite to win this game, while Lyon is paying $12.00. The Draw is paying $6.50.
Can Man City win the Champions League?
Manchester City lost the English Premier League trophy to Liverpool this season but won the EFL Cup after beating Aston Villa in the final. However, winning the Champions League would be true redemption for Pep Guardiola’s team.
Guardiola won two CL trophies with Barcelona but has yet to win one with Man City. This club has never been European champion, which is why it would be an extraordinary moment for the Blues. And you can tell they mean business because they eliminated Real Madrid in the last 16 match-up by winning in both matches (2-1, 2-1).
As for Olympique Lyonnais, they also made a big leap by eliminating Juventus in thelast 16. Lyon lost the second leg 2-1, but since they won 1-0 back in France, they made it through on away goals and are now getting ready for the big match against Man City.
How has COVID-19 impacted Manchester City and Lyon?
Without a doubt we’re in the midst of an incredible time in sport with so many people affected by the pandemic. The biggest downside for Lyon is that they haven’t played many competitive matches from March because Ligue 1 was canceled.
After almost five months of not playing official games, Lyon has played two games back and performed admirably in both. They put up a heroic fight against PSG in French League Cup (0-0, lost on penalties) and they eliminated Juventus despite losing the away game.
On the other hand, the EPL continued, and Man City have been playing matches in official competitions for two months now. They played 13 games and won in 10, which is impressive given they beat Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Arsenal among other teams.
The Blues conceded only one goal in their past three matches, which suggests their defence is ready for all challenges that might come their way on Saturday.
One could argue that Lyon could be more rested than the City’s team, but most managers would tell you that they prefer playing big matches once their team gets into a competitive form, and it is just a question if the French team has reached the required level at this point.
Man City vs Lyon Team News and Injuries
Man City will miss Sergio Aguero since the Argentinian forward is still recovering from his knee injury. Benjamin Mendy is available again after a suspension, but we doubt that Guardiola will change anything compared to the match against Real Madrid.
Lyon will have all major players fit for the game, which is good news for Rudi Garcia. Jason Denayer might have special motivation since he used to be a member of Man City.
Read on for our free Manchester City v Lyon tips for their Champions League Quarter Final being played in Lisbon from 9pm CET time Saturday August 15.
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|Start:||9pm CET, August 15|
|Venue:||José Alvalade Stadium, Lisbon|
|Win-draw-win odds:||Man City (1.22)| Draw (6.50) | Lyon 12.00)|
Manchester City v Lyon tips
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Over/Under Total Goals 2.5
The odds on this market sound tempting, and they pay 1.56 for over and 2.39 for under. We would suggest taking a bit of a risk and going with under, and here is why.
It is expected for Lyon to play patiently and focus on defending their goal. They did that well against both PSG and Juventus, which is why we don’t believe there will be early goals scored in this match.
Even if City scores a goal in the first half, we assume none of the teams would risk too much until the later stages of the game. That is why we don’t see the total number of goals going over the 2.5 limit.
If you take a look at the odds, you will find that more goals in the first half are paying 3.04, and in the second half 1.97. An equal number of goals in both halves pays 3.77. Our opinion is that there will be more goals in the second half, and that fits what we mentioned in the first tip. We guess that no teams will rush too much in the beginning. As the match progresses, the excitement should rise, which is why we expect the second half to be the highest scoring.
Manchester City v Lyon score prediction 15/8/2020
It is time for revenge! These two teams met in the CL Group Stage last season, and Lyon was the better side in two matches (2-1, 2-2). Now seems like the perfect time for revenge, and we have no doubt that Man City will win. Despite some good performances, it is hard to see Lyon eliminating another giant in this competition. Our final Manchester City v Lyon score prediction? The Blues 2-0.
Manchester City vs Lyon Q and A
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The game starts at 9PMpm CET on August 15, 2020.
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