Benfica – Lyon : Preview & Prediction
Benfica are in the tough in this Champions League and is already back to the wall … The club Lisbon, which suffered two losses on the first two days against the RB Leipzig (1-2) and on the lawn of Zenit St Petersburg (3-1), is in last position at 4 lengths behind Olympique Lyonnais and Zenit. The Portuguese club is under pressure when facing OL, an opponent who has already beaten 3 times on their 4 direct confrontations. The current second Liga Sagrès won on CD Cova Piedade (4-0) in the Portuguese Cup last Friday. Olympique Lyonnais were hooked by Dijon (0-0) at home despite a clear domination and posted an incredible series of 8 games without a win, a first under the era Aulas! So disappointing in Ligue 1, OL shows a completely different face on the European scene with 2 good performances against Zénit St. Petersburg (1-1) and the field of RB Leipzig (2-0). A new good performance in Portugal would allow the Gones to finish the first leg undefeated and among the top two in this group.
Benfica lost their first two games against Leipzig and Zenit.
Lyon took 4 points out of 6 at stake after the first two days.
Lyon has lost only 1 encounter in its last 13 European outings.
Benfica have only 1 success in their last 6 Champions League matches.
Benfica succeeds in Lyon: 3 wins for the Gones during their 4 direct confrontations.
Lyon won Benfica (3-2) in a friendly in August 2018.
Winner 3 times in the 4 duels against Benfica, Olympique Lyonnais would take a big step towards qualification in case of victory … The formation of Rudi Garcia would also sign for a draw … A trip that should be fruitful for the club of Jean-Michel Aulas.
Benfica – Lyon : Betting Tips
Benfica – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70