Juventus vs Lyon Prediction and Betting Preview, 07 Aug 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-1
Juventus vs Lyon PredictionIt has not been the easiest of domestic campaigns for Juventus as they were made to scrap really hard to clinch their ninth consecutive Serie A title. Managing to hold off competition from the likes of Inter Milan, Lazio and Atalanta, the Old Lady managed to defend their title.
Match status: 2019/20 Champions League - Play Offs - 1/8-finals
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin)
Despite their success in the league, there are still reservations about Maurizio Sarri’s position at the helm. The Italian gaffer has failed to get the best out of his players, often having to rely on sprinkles of individual brilliance to secure victory. 

With several question marks surrounding his future at the club, Sarri will be looking to waive all criticism aside as he chases Champions League success this term. Surely, an unlikely triumph for the Bianconeri in this competition will be more than enough to dispel all rumors about a potential sacking.

In fact, if he manages to pull this off, he should already consider himself a fan favorite. Playing host to Lyon in this CL second-leg fixture on Friday night, Juventus will be required to put their best foot forward to overturn a one-goal deficit – one they suffered in the reverse fixture earlier in the year.

Juventus vs Lyon Team News

Describing Juventus’ league campaign in one word, we would go for ‘unconvincing’. The Old Lady failed to get their wits about them as they dropped points severally. In fact, they spent large parts of the season trailing both Inter Milan and Lazio on the log.

However, as Inter Milan’s performances began to tail-off later on, Juventus capitalized on the Nerazzurri’s slip in form to rise to the top of the standings. Once they got to the league summit, they managed to make that spot their own until the end of the season.

While they were yielding mixed results in the Serie A, the Bianconeri had been faring much better in Europe, toppling Group D of the Champions League – a mix comprising the likes of Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen. Garnering 16 points from 6 games, Juventus easily finished top of the pile.

Meanwhile, Lyon endured a difficult league campaign, struggling to get favorable results on board. In their defense, they had to make do with injuries to some of their star players, most notably, Dutch international Memphis Depay.

Missing a couple of top players for most parts of the season, Les Gones had to settle for a seventh-place finish on the log, missing out on continental qualification. In the group phases of the Champions League, they did just enough to get through to the knockout stages of the competition.

Taking on Juventus in the first-leg of this last-16 fixture, a first-half Lucas Tousart effort was enough to secure a narrow 1-0 win for Les Gones. Now, they will be heading to the Allianz Stadium on Friday night, hoping to protect that one-goal lead against Juventus’ dangerous attacking force.

In preparation for this fixture, Les Gones have been on an impressive winning spree in friendly games against Gent, Celtic and Nice over the last couple of weeks. Even though they lost to PSG in the Coupe de la Ligue final, Lyon can take confidence from their resilient display against Les Parisiens.

They managed to hold the Ligue 1 champions to a goalless draw before narrowly losing out through penalty shootouts. With Juventus itching to set the record straight with a win here, expect a strong showing from the visitors as they look to protect their narrow lead.

Injured or Suspended Players

Juventus: Sami Khedira, Mattia De Sciglio, Douglas Costa and Paulo Dybala.

Lyon: No injuries or suspensions.

Pre-Match Odds

Juventus: 1.46
Draw: 4.78
Lyon: 8.1

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

Who will win the match?

Juventus vs Lyon Predictions

Without an atom of doubt, Lyon are a tough side to break down. Even against goal-friendly PSG in the Coupe de la Ligue final, Les Gones managed to keep a clean sheet. As desperate as Juventus will be for a win, they will be made to dig deep for it. Expect a low-scoring affair here, perhaps with Lyon securing a draw versus the Bianconeri.
Our Betting Tip:
BTTS (GG) @ 2.00
Correct Score:
Juventus 1-1 Lyon @ 9.50

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 2.00
Match Winner:
Draw @ 4.74
Double Chance:
X2 @ 2.89
Under 2.5 @ 2.15
Team Goals:
Home Under 1.5 @ 2.43
Dybala to Score @ 2.40
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