Manchester City vs Lyon Prediction and Betting Preview 15 Aug 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-3
Manchester City vs Lyon PredictionEntering the final stretches of this season’s Champions League quarterfinal fixtures, English juggernauts Manchester City lock horns with their French counterparts Lyon at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Saturday night, with both sides setting their sights on a place in the semifinals come fulltime.
Match status: 2019/20 Champions League - Play Offs Quarter-finals
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade (Lisbon)
Since the arrival of experienced manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, they have slowly grown to become a huge force to reckon with in English football. In fact, the BLUE colors of the Citizens are beginning to the overshadow the RED of their cross-town rivals Manchester United.

Simply put, the city of Manchester has been BLUE for quite some time now. The Citizens have lifted the Premier League trophy twice over the last three years, proving to be streets ahead of every other side in the league in each of those occasions.

However, having failed to defend their league title this term, relinquishing it to European champions Liverpool in humiliating fashion, City’s gaffer Guardiola will be looking to save face with a potential Champions League title win, starting with victory over Lyon this weekend.

Manchester City vs Lyon Team News

Showing pure class over the course of the Premier League season, Manchester City amassed a whopping 81 points from 38 games, securing a spot behind eventual champions Liverpool. They were utterly ruthless all season, taking almost every side they tackled to the cleaners.

Also, they were the highest goalscoring team across Europe’s top-five leagues, registering a staggering 102 goals. Germany’s Bayern Munich were the closest with 100 efforts to their name in the Bundesliga. This stat just shows about how clinical the Citizens have been in front of goal.

Carrying their imperious domestic league form onto the European scene, City strolled to the top of Group C of the CL with 14 points from six games. Following their exploits in the group phases, Guardiola’s charges went on to knock out perennial winners Real Madrid in the Round-of-16.

In a frantic two-legged encounter between these two giants, City secured victories over both fixtures to secure a 4-2 aggregate win over Los Blancos. Taking a healthy 2-1 lead into last week’s return leg at the Etihad Stadium, the Sky Blues capitalized on Varane’s errors to fire home two well-taken goals.

Having defeated such a huge team in Real Madrid already, the Citizens know they have enough ammunitions in their arsenal to progress to the latter stages of the competition. Meanwhile, Lyon will already be shivering at the prospect of tackling Man City this weekend.

Enduring a difficult Ligue 1 campaign, Les Gones had to settle for seventh-place on the standings with only 40 points from 28 games. Not phased by their mediocre league run, Lyon have been truly exemplary in the Champions League, making it all the way to the quarterfinals.

In fact, they sent Serie A champions Juventus crashing out of the competition, courtesy of a 2-2 aggregate score-line, the Kids progressing on away goals. Ahead of this fixture, they will be taking confidence from their displays against City in the group phases of last season’s edition of the CL.

Defeating the Citizens 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium, Rudi Garcia’s charges held Manchester City to a 2-2 draw at the Groupama Stadium in the reverse fixture. Surely, those results will remain fresh in the memory of City’s players, as they look to set the record straight this time around.

Injured or Suspended Players

Manchester City: Sergio Aguero, Pedro Porro, Zack Steffen and Philippe Sandler.

Lyon: No injuries or suspensions.

Pre-Match Odds

Manchester City: 1.225
Draw: 7
Lyon: 13

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

Who will win the match?

Man City vs Lyon Predictions

Manchester City are one of the best teams in Europe at the moment, and are huge favorites for the Champions League title. Meanwhile, Lyon are on a poor run of form, losing their last four games on the bounce. Surely, momentum is in the hands of Guardiola’s men ahead of this fixture. Count on the hosts to deliver a rather comfortable win here, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Our Betting Tip:
Man City Win to Nil @ 2.05
Correct Score:
Manchester City 2-0 Lyon @ 6.50

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS - No @ 1.73
Match Winner:
Man City Win to Nil @ 2.05
Under 3.5 @ 1.68
Team Goals:
Away Under 0.5 @ 1.93
Mahrez to Score @ 2.35
Half Time:
HT/FT - 1/1 @ 1.59
Home -1.5 AH @ 1.79
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