Lyon vs Juventus Prediction and Betting Preview 26 Feb 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-0
Lyon vs Juventus PredictionJuventus face Lyon in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie having regained their spot at the top of the Serie A standings.
Match status: 2019/20 Champions League - Play Offs - 1/8-finals
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon)
Despite going unbeaten in their last two matches, Lyon head into the contest with the Italian giants sitting in seventh position in Ligue 1.
Les Gones have not celebrated many victories in recent Champions League matches, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to suffer a defeat against Sarri's men.

Lyon will be hoping to make home advantage count when they welcome Juventus to the Groupama Stadium for Wednesday's Champions League last 16 clash.

Les Gones are unbeaten in eight matches in front of their own fans in this competition, but have lost three of their last four on the road.

Lyon vs Juventus Team News

While Juventus returning to first place in Serie A has been the biggest plus point for the club in recent weeks, it is difficult to ignore the contribution of Cristiano Ronaldo.

During Saturday's win at Sassuolo, the Portuguese superstar netted in his 11th successive league fixture, equalling the long-standing record held by Gabriel Batistuta.

Coincidentally, achieving the feat came in his 1,000th game as a professional, and the 35-year-old will now have his sights set on trying to winning another Champions League crown with a third different club.

Although they are clear favourites to progress, Maurizio Sarri will want to see more from his team, who have been making a habit of failing to show a ruthless streak in the final third.

However, another plus point from the weekend was Aaron Ramsey getting on the scoresheet, with the Welshman netting just his third goal of the campaign at a time when he is being linked with a return to the Premier League.

As far as Lyon are concerned, they have endured one of their worst domestic campaigns in years, sitting seven points adrift of third-placed Rennes.

Nevertheless, there is still the belief that Rudi Garcia 's team are capable of beating anyone on their day, especially at the Groupama Stadium.
Garcia will hope that being easily defeated by Paris Saint-Germain on February 9 will be the turning point for his side, who have since conceded just one goal in three matches.

That includes a 2-0 success at Metz at the weekend, which saw Lyon net both of their goals in the final minute of either half.

Since earning a place in the knockout stages of this competition, Lyon have only suffered three defeats from 16 matches, something which they will take confidence from ahead of welcoming one of the leading contenders for the trophy.

Injured or Suspended Players

Lyon: Kone, Solet Bomawoko, Reine-Adelaide, Memphis Depay, Rafael and Dembele.

Juventus: Pjanic, Higuain, Douglas Costa, Sami Khedira and Leonardo Bonucci.

Pre-Match Odds

Lyon: 4.22
Draw: 3.28
Juventus: 2.09

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

Who will win the match?

Lyon vs Juventus Predictions

Despite their standing in France's top flight, we expect Lyon to push Juventus all of their way on Wednesday night. However, the extra quality in the Italian's ranks may prove crucial and they should have enough to record victory.
Main Match Predictions:
Away Win @ 2.00
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Correct Score:
Lyon 1-2 Juventus @ 9.00
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