Kick-off: 2000, 19/08/2020
Stadium: Estadio Jose Alvalade
TV: BT Sport
Lyon belied big odds to beat Manchester City in the Champions League but it is hard to see lightening striking twice when they take on Bayern Munich.
The German giants will be full of confidence after an incredible 8-2 drubbing of Barcelona and should not make the same mistakes City made.
We’re snapping up 21/20 for the favourites to prevail and over 3.5 goals in the game for our first Lyon vs Bayern Munich prediction.
A Look At Lyon’s Betting Odds
Lyon finished only seventh in France’s top flight last season but have proved crafty giant-killers in this competition.
After edging out Juventus via the away goals rule, Les Gones capitalised on a subdued performance from City to win 3-1 at this venue.
Maxwell Cornet’s 24th-minute opener was cancelled out by Kevin De Bruyne in the second half, but substitute Moussa Dembele settled the issue with a late double.
“I’m proud of my players,” beamed head coach Rudi Garcia. “We believed in ourselves.
“We knew we weren’t favourites and we were playing a top team. Above all, our success was down to our team spirit.
“Everyone worked for each other and the substitutes helped a lot. We won the tactical battle.”
It should be noted that Lyon benefited from a controversial VAR decision, a blunder by City keeper Ederson and the miss of the season by Raheem Sterling.
To be fair, though, they have now scored in eight of their nine Champions League matches this season.
With an abundance of pace on the break, a consolation goal could be on the cards here, too.
That makes 27/20 for Les Gones to score in defeat stand out from the Lyon vs Bayern Munich odds.
Last Lyon line-up: Lopes, Denayer, Marcelo, Dubois, Marcal, Aouar, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Depay, Ekambi, Cornet.
A Look At Bayern Munich’s Betting Odds
Bayern will have taken note of Lyon’s two spirited efforts versus Juve and City this month, but their self-belief is unlikely to be dented.
FC Hollywood were simply breathtaking when beating Barca, running the Catalan outfit ragged with boundless energy and enthusiasm.
Thomas Muller and Phillipe Coutinho hit doubles, while Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski also netted.
“The way the guys kept up the intensity over the whole 90 minutes was just top-notch,” Hansi Flick told the club website. “That’s our mentality, that’s what we stand for.”
Muller added: “In this moment, our team is in incredible shape. We work with this intensity and it is so hard for people to beat us.”
That was a 19th consecutive victory for Bayern, who thumped Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate in the previous round and outscored Tottenham 10-3 over two group-stage games.
Lyon are well drilled at the back, so this contest may not quite open up as much as some of those fixtures.
However, 9/1 for a 3-1 triumph takes the eye to finish off our Lyon vs Bayern Munich betting tips.
Last Bayern line-up: Neuer, Boateng, Davies, Alaba, Alcantara, Perisic, Goretzka, Kimmich, Lewandowski, Gnabry, Muller.
Man City 1-3 LYON – Maxwell Cornet, Moussa Dembele (2)
Barcelona 2-8 BAYERN MUNICH – Thomas Muller (2), Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, Philippe Coutinho (2)
Head-to-head: Lyon 0-3 Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich 1-0 Lyon, Lyon 2-3 Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich 1-1 Lyon
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