The prediction of Manchester City and Lyon comes before the match of the Champions League Playoffs – quarter-finals. This game will be played on August 15th, at Estádio José Alvalade, Portugal. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Manchester City vs Lyon Match Preview and Team News
Manchester City played great in the group stage and deservedly won first place with four wins and two draws. The English side was very efficient in front of the oppositions’ goal by scoring 16 times while they conceded only four goals. They are tough to crack in the back and were one of the best defensive sides in the Premier League as well. The Citizens have a lot of players in the middle of the field, and they can rotate a lot. It is such a choice that it is difficult to decide who will be in the starting lineup. Riyad Mahrez is the engine of this team, he goes through the opponent’s defense like a fast train, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance. Pep Guardiola is doing a great job, you can see the progress of the game, the desire of the players grows in every game, and he can be satisfied and proud of his guys. Gabriel Jesus has good dribbles, and the Brazilian international scored four goals in the Champions League. However, Sergio Aguero is injured and won’t be able to help his teammates in this match.
Lyon played solidly in the group stage of the Champions League, finishing second in the group with eight points won. Bruno shows his talent, he has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. He is a truly universal player for the future. Karl Toko Ekambi will get the opportunity and should use it, and show why he was brought as an excellent signing for the future. Lucas Tousart is a guy who makes excellent use of his chances, provides good games, and starts matches in the starting lineup. Many teams are willing to give a fortune for his arrival. Memphis Depay is Lyon’s top scorer in the Champions League, as he has scored five goals. Dutch international has great dribbles, and his most significant strength is speed, this guy is unstoppable. Lyon has a lot of young players who make great use of their minutes on the pitch.
Manchester City vs Lyon Predicted Lineups
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.
Lyon: Lopes ,Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal, Dubois, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet, Dembele, Depay.
Manchester City vs Lyon Tips and Predictions
It is an excellent opportunity for the English side since they avoided the potential clash with Juventus. They are firm favorites, and we believe the Citizens will secure their advantage at the half time.
Both teams have been involved in a lot of high-scoring matches this season, and we don’t think this one will be much different. Football fans should be able to see at least three goals in total.
Manchester City to win HT-FT @ 1.65
Over 2.5 goals @1.55
Correct score 3:1 @12.00