Lyon vs Benfica Prediction and Betting Preview, 05 Nov 2019

The Match Is Over. Score: 3-1
Konstantin Sboiev
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Benfica and Lazio, who both sit outside the qualification places in Group G, will be hoping to topple each other when they lock horns on Tuesday.
Match status: 2019-20 Champions League Group Stages
Kick-off:
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon)
For Benfica who are languishing in bottom place and already have one foot out of the competition, they need to wade through their remaining fixtures carefully and hope that permutations and combinations between other teams in the group work in their favor if they are to harbor any hopes of making it into the knockout rounds.

On Portuguese turf, they are feared and adored. However, the prestigious Champions league is a different ground. In the committee of Champions across Europe's finest leagues, they would have to work extremely hard to earn a name etched in gold.

Benfica will be scratching their heads at the thought of playing Lazio away from home. Lazio will be looking to make use of their home advantage to make up for lost time while they hope that the game between table-toppers - Leipzig and Zenit - gives them a favorable position on the log.

Lyon v Benfica Team News

Many Lazio fans saw Rudi Garcia as a disappointing pick when he was named club manager last month, and their claim seemed right considering the disappointment the French outfit suffered at Estadio da Luz.

However, two victories on the bounce has changed the narrative and relived pressure on the manager. Both wins against Metz, and Toulouse has seen them move up to eighth position on the Ligue 1 standings.

Speaking of the players, Depay and Moussa Dembele have been on incredible form and have shared six goals between them in the last three games. They will be looking to keep the pressure off Garcia when they try Benfica for size.

Benfica haven't been the best of sides at the turn of this campaign. With losses to Porto, RB Leipzig, and Zenit St. Petersburg, they've made a slow start to the season.

However, Bruno Lage has spearheaded a turn in their fortunes. They've recorded five wins on the bounce, a run which has seen them concede just one goal. How incredible!

Although they sit chiefly in pole position on the Portuguese league standings, five points clear atop the table, Lage and his charges are quite aware that anything shy of making Champions League knockout rounds would help mount up immense pressure on them.

They will be looking to make sure of qualification by picking up all three points available on the shelf. Pizzi, the club's top scorer, will be looking to improve on his recent form. He's managed only three goals in his last nine appearances across all competitions and will need to do more if he has any hopes of placing the heads of Rudi Garcia and his men on a stake.

The Portuguese giants will be buoyed by the fact that they ran out 2-1 winners over their counterparts in the reverse fixture.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Lyon: Marçal, Martin Terrier.

Benfica: Germán Conti, Rafa, Raúl de Tomás.

Head-to-Head Record: Lyon v Benfica

2019-20 Champions League Group Stages
Benfica 2-1 Lyon

2018 International Champions Cup
Benfica 2-3 Lyon

2016 Club Friendly
Lyon 3-2 Benfica

2010-11 Champions League Group Stages
Benfica 4-3 Lyon

Lyon v Benfica: Pre-Match Odds:

Lyon - 2.07
Draw - 3.64
Benfica - 3.76

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Lyon vs Benfica Predictions

Benfica are the most pressured side to turn their fortunes around. They are bottom of the pile and are the least likely to make it out of the group stages.

Coupled with home advantage, Lyon will be looking to take advantage of the desperation of the Portuguese outfit. They look the likeliest to come off this encounter with a win to edge even closer to the table-toppers poised to lock horns with each other.
Main Match Predictions:
Home Win @ 2.05
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Correct Score:
Lyon 1-0 Benfica @ 8.60
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