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Man City vs Lyon: Predictions, Betting Tips and Odds – Pep Guardiola to fire rampant Man City to final four? (15/08/20)


Lyon look to cause a shock against magnificent Man City as one of these sides to advance to the final four. Jake Perry provides betting tips for this intriguing clash, having landed nine of his last 12 tips.

Event details:

Who is playing?

Man City vs Lyon

What competition is it?

UEFA Champions League Quarter Final

What time is Barcelona vs Bayern Munich?

20:00 GMT, Saturday 15th August 2020

Which stadium is hosting Man City vs Lyon?

Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal

What channel is Man City vs Lyon on?

BT Sport 1

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Man City vs Lyon Summary

English giants Man City square off against French side Lyon in the last game of the Champions League Quarter Finals. For the Mancunians, this would see them advance into the semi-final stage for the first time since 2016, and Lyon have been able to reach the last eight for the first time in 10 years.

The former Premier League champions will look to add to their silverware collection following their Carabao Cup victory over Aston Villa in March. Lyon will also be thirsty for silverware after being runners up in the Coupe de la Ligue, losing to PSG in the Final.

While many will expect City to advance into the semi-final stage, Memphis Depay and co. could cause an upset over this one-leg tie. It wouldn’t be the first time in this quarter-final stage that French side has overcome all the odds either.

Man City Team News and Form

Domestically Man City didn’t live up to the expectations they’ve set for themselves over the past few years, finishing 2nd, 18 points behind winners, Liverpool. Man City finished the year with 81 points and a goal difference of 67, the highest number in the Premier League this season.

In the Premier League, City has won 68% of all games they played this season, a number that ranks highly among Europe’s elite clubs. City have also been on fire, scoring 11 in their last three competitive games. Having to overcome Real Madrid in the last round, City capitalised on two Raphael Varane mistakes and will look to pounce on any mistakes in the Lyon back line.

Sergio Aguero is in a race against time to be fit to play the game, coming back from a knee injury. Meaning Brazilian hotshot Gabriel Jesus could lead the line against Lyon.

Lyon Team News and Form

Lyon had a domestic campaign to forget, finishing 7th in Ligue 1 and well off the Champions League places for next season. They had 40 points and a goal difference of 15, the 2nd highest in the league behind PSG. However, very few teams could see off Juventus over two legs.

They have won roughly 40% of all games in Ligue 1 this season, a number the side will look to improve on next season. Usually such a force of nature in French football, this Lyon side will look for a European lifeline by winning the competition if they want to compete in it next season. Their key man, forward Memphis Depay, will be key for this side, with Borussia Dortmund apparently after the Dutchman.

Lyon have no injuries to their key players so if they will have to seize this opportunity to continue to play in Europe’s elite club competition next season.

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Head-to-Head

Man City Last 5 Matches (All competitions)

  • Real Madrid (H) 2-1 Champions League win
  • Norwich (H) 5-0 Premier League win
  • Watford (A) 4-0 Premier League win
  • Arsenal (A) 2-0 Premier League defeat
  • Bournemouth (H) 2-1 Premier League win

Lyon Last 5 Matches (All competitions)

  • Juventus (A) 2-1 Champions League defeat
  • PSG (A) 0-0 Coupe de la Ligue defeat (Penalties)
  • Gent (A) 3-2 Club friendly win
  • Celtic (H) 2-1 Club friendly win
  • Rangers (H) 2-0 Club friendly loss

Source: FootyStats

Top Goalscorers

Man City Top Goalscorers:

  • Raheem Sterling (20 Premier League goals + 6 Champions League goals) – Sterling has become a vital part of Pep’s team that is now spreading attacking dominance in Europe.
  • Sergio Aguero (16 premier League goals + 2 Champions League goals) – The record goalscorer for Man City enters the twilight of his career but still proves to be invaluable for the side in front of the goal.

Lyon Top Goalscorers:

  • Moussa Dembele (16 Ligue 1 goals + 0 Champions League goals) The former Celtic talisman has found fine form in France, attracting interest from the top European sides too.
  • Memphis Depay (9 Ligue 1 goals + 6 Champions League goals) – Depay is becoming the player everyone thought he’d be at Man Utd, a crucial piece to the puzzle regarding Lyon’s European journey this season.

Source: Transfermarkt

Match Facts

  • Man City have scored two goals or more in 14 of their last 17 Champions League games
  • Man City have drawn at half time but won at full time in their last three Champions League games
  • Man City have won their last three Champions League games
  • Over 2.5 goals in Man city’s last three games
  • Lyon hasn’t lost to Man City in their last two meetings

Source: WhoScored

Previous Meetings

November 27th, 2018 OL 2-2 MCI Champions League
September 19th, 2018 MCI 1-2 OL Champions League

Jake’s Betting Tips

Man City have been relentless in domestic and Europe since football resumed in June. Man City to win is 1/4* with Mark Jarvis.

14 of Man City’s 17 Champions League games have seen over 2.5 goals scored from either side. Over 2.5 Goals is 4/7* with Mark Jarvis.

In both of the previous meetings both sides have got on the scoresheet. BTTS is 11/10* with Mark Jarvis.

Man City Lyon Tips

*Odds as of time of writing (Friday 14th August 2020) and subject to change

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