Lyon – Benfica : Preview & Prediction
Olympique Lyonnais left the first two of their group after losing 2 goals to 1 in Portugal. Benfica got a big win on a big error Lopes recovery late in the game (85th) that revives the club Lisbon in the race for qualification. At the end of this phase to go, the Rhone club is 3rd with 4 points tied points with Zénit, 2nd, and 2 units of Leipzig, leader. The French club, hooked by the Zénit (1-1) at home, had won in Germany against Leipzig (2-0) … Nothing is lost for OL which is strong two success rank in Ligue 1 against FC Metz (2-0) and Toulouse (3-2). Benfica have just won 5 consecutive wins in all competitions, including the last 3 in Tondela (1-0), against Portimonense (4-0) and against Rio Ave (2-0) this Saturday. The Portuguese club, last in the group, is only one unit from second place and the victory against Lyon was good morale of the troops of Bruno Lage who had lost to Leipzig at the stadium of Luz ( 1-2), and in Russia against Zenit St. Petersburg (3-1). This meeting seems so crucial for both teams to qualify for the 1 / 8th finals.
Lyon are on a good run of 2 straight victories against Metz and Toulouse.
OL are on an incredible series of 6 draws of home rank in the Champions League.
Benfica are on a running series of 3 away defeats in this Champions League, in Amsterdam, Munich and Zenit.
Lyon lost in Portugal 2 goals to 1 on a big ball of Lopes in the 85th minute.
The club Rhone needs this victory to be placed in the top two places of his group.
The defeat in Portugal has challenged the future of OL for the rest of the competition … Garcia’s men must imperatively beat Benfica to find the first two places in their group.
Lyon – Benfica : Betting Tips
Lyon – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70