Benfica vs Lyon
Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).
With Benfica yet to have a taste of success in the Champions League, Lyon are sizing up to be the favorites to clinch the win on Wednesday.
Benfica vs Lyon Head to head (h2h)
- The two sides have met each other twice over two legs, with Benfica coming out on top in the last one with a 4-3 scorecard.
- Their only other matchup witnessed Lyon win 2-0.
- Apart from these two clashes, they also met in the International Champions Cup last year.
Benfica vs Lyon Prediction
Bruno Lage’s men have hit rock bottom in Group G with back to back losses. Their opening clash at home against RB Leipzig saw them admit defeat by a 2-1 scoreline. Following which, they lost 3-1 to Zenit.
To be honest, the hosts have been erratic, even with home advantage in hand. The Portuguese outfit have just two wins to boast of from their last five games here.
On the other hand, Lyon have been faring a lot better in their respective clashes. And, are currently level on points with Zenit in the cluster. Despite getting off to a poor start in their domestic campaign, Lyon have shown a lot more promise in their European matchups.
The French outfit upset the odds in their most recent outing and pulled off a stellar 2-0 win over RB Leipzig. Rudi Garcia’s side also picked a point off of Zenit in their last clash at home, having managed to hold the latter to a 1-1 draw.
With Benfica hardly posing a threat in their fixtures so far, Lyon should feel confident of coming away with all three points in this one. Be that as it may, the visitors have been sharing the spoils in half of their last four trips on the road.
Hence, the safest punt would have to be a double chance backing either a draw or Lyon to win, as Benfica have little or chance of coming out on top.
Additionally, Lyon have been a nervous bunch in their own defensive third. They have just one clean sheet to boast of from their last five trips on the road.
Considering that Benfica have been consistent in at least grabbing a consolation goal in their last two group clashes, count on both teams to find the back of the net this week.
Benfica vs Lyon Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Lyon @ 1.70 (7/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).