Lyon vs Bayern Munich
Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade (Lisbon).
After kicking Juventus and Manchester City out of the Champions League in the knockouts, Olympique Lyon will look to defeat yet another major name in the competition when they take on the Bavarians at Lisbon.
Bayern Munich knows how to break the deadlock when playing against defensive teams like Lyon, and they will probably move one step closer to their sixth Champions League title and repeat the 2009/10 season Champions League semi-final fixture.
Lyon vs Bayern Munich Match preview
Lyon produced one of the greatest underdogs moment of the tournament as they dumped Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City out of the Champions League with a 1-3 scoreline to reach their first semi-final since the 2009/10 campaign. Rudi Garcia’s men had also eliminated the Italian side, Juventus earlier in the contest.
Les Gones had their campaign finished 7th in Ligue 1, and they only finished a point ahead of Benfica and Zenit in the Champions League group stages. They are likely to stick to their defense-minded approach, but preventing the Bavarian giants from scoring is easier said than done.
Bayern Munich is the only side in the last four teams that have won a Champions League trophy earlier in their records. They are the giants in the German League and have shown how lethal they can be in their attacks from their knockout match results in the schedule.
They kicked Chelsea out of the Champions League picture with an aggregate of 7-1. With their strong form, they were surely the favorites in the last game with Barcelona, but no one expected the Bavarians to massacre the Catalans with an 8-2 scoreline.
Lyon vs Bayern Munich Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Bavarians have recorded four of the overall six wins.
- Only two of their 8 meetings have ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter in 2010 gave a 0-3 away win for Die Roten.
- Both teams have scored in four of the recent six matches.
Lyon vs Bayern Munich Prediction
It’s clear that Lyon has the talent to put this Bayern defense under pressure. However, the lethal sharpness and speed of Bayern Munich’s midfield and attack should be more than enough to send the Germans to the final.
The home win is under low odds and hence, the tip for Bayern Munich to win with a -1 handicap will probably serve as a suitable option.
Bayern Munich has scored 4.3 goals per game in this season’s Champions League, and their recent fixtures did not differ from the demolition of the opponent’s defense with Lewandowski leading the attack. So, the tip for Bayern to score over 2.5 goals will probably yield decent returns for the punters.
Lyon has scored in eight of their nine games in the competition. Manuel Neuer may be one of the best keepers in the mix, but he has conceded in five of his last nine fixtures in the tournament so far. Even though the Bavarians are eyeing the win, a BTTS is more likely to happen in ninety minutes.
Apart from Lewandowski, a serious threat for Les Gones will be Serge Gnabry. He is third in the Champions League scoring charts with seven goals from his eight appearances. It is likely for him to slot in a goal in ninety minutes if they use him in the game.
Lyon vs Bayern Munich Betting tips
Bayern Munich to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.60 (3/5).
Bayern Munich to score over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (4/6).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).
Serge Gnabry to score anytime @ 1.75 (3/4).