Lyon vs RB Leipzig
Champions League – Group G
Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
Leipzig are already through and travel to France with peace of mind, but their hosts won’t welcome them with open arms as they target to join their them in the Knockouts.
Lyon vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head (h2h)
Their reverse of the corresponding fixture was their first ever h2h meeting. Lyon surprised the German favorites at with a 0-2 victory.
Lyon vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Les Gones had a great overture for this deciding CL clash as they’ve easily dismantled Nimes 0-4
Sitting at 3rd in Group G, Lyon have seven points, level with Zenit and three ahead of Benfica. Held 1-1 at home by Zenit, they’ve stunned Leipzig and left Germany following 0-2 win. After that, they lost their next two away matches while beating Benfica at home in between.
The Frenchmen will go through if they beat Leipzig, in which case they would secure first place, or if they draw and Zenit lose in Portugal. A defeat means elimination from the competition and from Europe altogether if Zenit lose against Benfica.
Hoffenheim at Saturday was a big game for Julian Nagelsmann’s side as they keep the pressure on in Bundesliga title chase.
The Red Bulls will secure first place with a draw or win in France. They’re top of the group G, 10 points, with progress to the knockout rounds for the first time assured in mad 2-2 draw v Benfica. Leipzig lost 2-0 at home to Lyon in what was the teams’ first meeting but that is their sole defeat in the group.
Dubois won’t feature till 2020. Tatarusanu is still overcoming heel injury while Depay and Aouar are questionable but likely to play. Rafael suffered an ankle injury and will most likely sit this one out.
Kevin Kampl, Willi Orban and Ibrahima Konate are out and won’t play again in this year. Peter Gulacsi, Yussuf Poulsen, Emil Forsberg and Hannes Wolf are slowly returning to full fitness and might feature in some capacity.
One thing we can expect from this game are goals. Leipzig, while kind of subdued in Champions League, have been on a rampage in Bundesliga and with Last 16 secured, their shackles might come off.
Lyon’s not-so-secure defense and need for win guarantee us an open game and Over 2.5 goals should come to pass. As should Both teams to score, if RB Leipzig continue to play as they have in last five games.
Lyon vs RB Leipzig: Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.67
Both teams to score @ 1.57.