Kick-off: 2000, 07/08/2020
Stadium: Allianz Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Juventus have work to do in Turin when trying to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit in their Champions League tie with Lyon.
However, the Bianconeri showed enough in France to suggest they can get the job done against opponents who have looked fragile on the road at times.
We’re going for the hosts to prevail by more than one clear goal on the handicap list at 11/10 for our initial Juventus vs Lyon prediction.
A Look At Juventus’ Betting Odds
Juve paid the price for a sluggish start at Groupama Stadium but can recover, judged on a strong second-half display that night.
Maurizio Sarri’s side carved open Les Gones on several occasions, with Pablo Dybala wasting one golden opportunity and then having a potential equaliser ruled out for offside.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a decent penalty appeal rejected, while Juan Cuadrado caused problems out wide.
The Bianconeri have enjoyed some good wins since returning from lockdown, wrapping up a ninth straight Serie A title with two games to spare.
Sarri seems to have evolved a game-plan which gets more out of Dybala going forward and Ronaldo can usually be relied upon to rise to the big occasions.
Juve have been outstanding at home this term and can also take heart from last season’s exploits at this stage when overturning a 2-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid by winning 3-0 in Turin.
A Look At Lyon’s Betting Odds
Lyon took a deserved lead in France when Lucas Tousart netted from close range after good work by Houssem Aouar.
Les Gones had earlier gone close when Karl Toko Ekambi headed a well-worked corner against the bar.
However, Rudi Garcia’s men have looked far more vulnerable on their travels, tasting defeat away to Benfica and Zenit in Group G.
Lyon also suffered from some travel sickness in Ligue 1, losing at Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Marseille, Nice, PSG and Lille before finishing seventh in a curtailed campaign.
In six of those eight reversals, they were behind at the break, so 11/10 for the Bianconeri to lead at half-time and full-time is added to our Juventus vs Lyon betting tips.
The delay in visiting Italy has allowed Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adelaide to recover from long-term knee injuries.
A lack of fully competitive action since early March is a concern, though, with mixed results in warm-up matches – losing 2-0 to Rangers before beating Celtic 2-1.
Punters can get 6/1 for a 2-0 home victory here and that is a tempting option.
LYON 1-0 JUVENTUS – Lucas Tousart
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