Lyon vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

Lyon vs Benfica
Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).

Benfica, despite their top performances in recent match-days, is placed at the bottom of the table in Group G. They will need to skillfully wade through these remaining three fixtures if they harbor any hope of qualification. The fact that they are on the road might prove to be an obstacle, but the confidence of defeating this same opponent in the last match-day in the competition will give them the confidence to go after the three points.

Hosts Lyon could make use of this desperation of the visitors, and try and improve their standing. The other game in the group is between toppers Leipzig and Zenit, and this presents an opportunity for the French outfit to make up for lost time.

Lyon vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, which was the reverse fixture of this encounter, the Portuguese outfit won 2-1, at home.
  • Since 2010, every clash has ended with goals at either end of the pitch and has satisfied the O2.5 bet as well.
  • Les Gones have conceded two or more goals in the previous four battles.
  • At this venue, the hosts hold a 100% win record.
  • Not a single draw has been recorded between the two in the last decade.

Lyon vs Benfica Prediction

The Kids are struggling at the moment to show any kind of form. They are placed 13th in their domestic table at the moment and have just three wins to show for, from their 11-match league schedule so far. They also have managed to post a single victory in the Ligue 1 from their preceding five attempts.

In addition, they have recorded mere two victories from their prior twelve match-days and just two from their former nine in front of the home crowd.

On the other hand, their opposite number won their last four straight games and was unbeaten in 21 of their preceding 25 overall fixtures. On the road, they won ten of their past eleven trips, and importantly, the most recent encounter with this opponent ended in a victory for the Eagles.

As such, the current form dictates that the guests should avoid the loss at the least this match-day in the CL.

However, home advantage and the desperation of the French contingent to not miss out on a spot in the Round of 16 could seem them put on a great fight. Also, home teams have been better in general in prior h2h clashes.

Consequentially, the BTTS wager holds potential this game week.

Lyon vs Benfica Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Benfica or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5).
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).