Match Preview: Manchester City 1-3 Lyon Prediction and Betting Tips 15.08.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, August 15, 2020.

League: Champions League – Play Offs – Quarter-finals
Match: 20:00 Manchester City – Lyon
Tip: 1 Half Over 0.5 Goals
Odd: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:3(0:1) WON!!!

Match Preview

  • After a 4-2 aggregate win over Real Madrid in the previous round, Manchester City are massive favourites in this quarter-final clash at the neutral Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon. They enter this battle unbeaten in nine UEFA Champions League (UCL) matches (W7, D2), with both teams scoring in the last six of those clashes.
  • In addition to the above, four of City’s last five UCL victories have produced a level HT scoreline. It is also worth noting that three of City’s last four UCL wins have produced exactly three second-half goals, with City’s second goal of the night coming from the penalty spot in two of that particular trio.
  • A win for Lyon seems like a distant prospect, and they will do well to avoid defending a spot kick against City of all teams. Notably, the opposition accounts for three of four total first-half penalties scored across their last two UCL fixtures drawn/lost.
  • Lyon have lost each of their last three UCL games played away from French soil, being outscored 3:1 across those defeats (GF 2, GA 6). Though only two of those eight goals came before the 40th minute, Lyon conceded exactly once in each half across that run of losses.
  • Players to watch: Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for City in their UCL second-leg win over Real. In turn, he has scored the opening goal in three of his previous four goalscoring UCL games.
  • Lyon’s Memphis Depay scored the crucial goal in the win over Juventus, and consequently, six (75%) of his eight prior UCL goals have come during matches producing over 2.5 goals and seeing both teams score.
  • Stat attack: City’s UEFA record against French opposition is perfectly even (W2, D3, L2 – GF 12, GA 12).
  • Three (75%) of City’s last four UCL wins have seen them concede first.
  • Lyon are unbeaten against City in the UCL (W1, D1), conceding no goals before the hour mark therein.
Head-to-head matches: MANCHESTER CITY – LYON
27.11.18 CL Lyon Manchester City 2 : 2
19.09.18 CL Manchester City Lyon 1 : 2