Lyon faces Bayern Munich this Wednesday evening in Lisbon in the semi-final of the Champions League. Both teams want to see the final.
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Very irregular in recent seasons, Lyon is just as capable of missing out on matches within their reach as of achieving enormous feats. After becoming 10 days ago the first French formation in history to eliminate Juve (the Lyonnais lost 2-1 in Turin but had won in the 1 / 8th final first leg played in March at home without taking a goal 1-0), OL took out Manchester City who had made this C1 their priority this season. This time in a quarter-final played in a single match, Lyon did what they did best this season, namely to defend well in a 3-5-2 that Guardiola does not like to face, and take advantage of blocks (3-1 victory). Symbol of this Lyon bipolarity, the Lyonnais had, on the other hand, snatched on the last day of the group stage 2nd place in group G behind Leipzig, with 1 small point ahead of Benfica and Zenit. In Ligue 1, OL finished 7th and we can think that the total cessation of professional competitions in France deprived the Lyonnais of a European qualification via the championship. Defeated in the resumption in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue, on penalties against PSG (0-0 final score) after a very good preparation, Lyon has only one victory in this Champions League to regain the ‘Europe next season.
Already considered before the end of football competitions in Europe as the big favorite of the 2019-2020 Champions League, Bayern Munich has just destroyed Chelsea and FC Barcelona in quick succession. Victorious with great authority on the lawn of the Blues in the round of 16 first leg in March (0-3), the Bavarians confirmed on the return in a match played at the resumption at the Allianz in Munich (4-1). Against Barça, the partners of a huge Robert Lewandowski this season have quite simply atomized the Catalan club on a single match played in Lisbon (8-2). Already impressive during the group stage, Bayern had a clear round, winning all 6 Group B games against Tottenham, Olympiakos, and Red Star Belgrade. On the national stage, the Bavarians won their 30th championship and their 20th German Cup. Almost perfect throughout the calendar year 2020, Bayern was even stronger in the post-containment recovery, finishing in the league with a big victory in Wolfsburg (0-4) and the Cup with a success against Bayer Leverkusen (4 -2).
The workforce for Lyon vs Bayern Munich
On the Lyon side, the 11 should be the same as against Juve and Manchester City. On the absent side, there are no injuries or suspended. Only Kadewere (top scorer in L2 last season) who signed this summer, and Tousart and Terrier, who left Lyon in the transfer window, will not be able to play this match.
Bayern also has a newcomer who is not authorized to play this end of C1, the former Manchester City winger in recent weeks, Leroy Sané. Since the resumption of this C1, the Bavarian club was deprived of the titular right side Benjamin Pavard, but the latter returned to training on Monday. The world champion will be in the group but very probably not the holder, Kimmich having moved back to the right-back position. Here too, the same starting 11 should be made by coach Hans-Dieter Flieck. The former Lyonnais Tolisso should, therefore, start on the substitutes’ bench. There should not be a French holder since Perisic took the place on the left side of Coman during the small injury of the latter at the beginning of August.
Compositions for Lyon vs Bayern Munich
The probable composition of Lyon
Lopes – Marcelo, Denayer, Marçal – Dubois, Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet – Depay, Toko-Ekambi.
Absent: Tousart, Terrier (departure), Kadewere (unqualified).
Not sure: None.
The planned tactical disposition (3-5-2):
Denayer – Marcelo – Marçal
Dubois – Caqueret – Guimaraes – Aouar – Cornet
Depay – Toko-Ekambi
The probable lineup of Bayern Munich
Neuer – Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Thiago Alcantara, Goretzka – Gnabry, Müller, Perisic – Lewandowski.
Not sure: None.
The planned tactical disposition (4-2-3-1):
Kimmich – Boateng – Alaba – Davies
Thiago – Goretzka
Gnabry – Müller – Perisic
The history of the confrontations Lyon vs Bayern Munich
The first Champions League semi-final played by Olympique Lyonnais had already been against Bayern. It was during the 2009-2010 season. At the time, Bayern won by a short header in the first leg in Bavaria (1-0), before inflicting a lesson on Gones on their return to Gerland (0-3). Lyonnais and Bavarians have already faced each other eight times since their history in the Champions League (1st duel in 2000), the record is 4 wins for Bayern, 2 for Lyon and 2 draws.
The teams will have the right to 5 substitutions during the match.
The match is played behind closed doors, at the Estadio de la Luz in Lisbon.
Key points for the match Lyon vs Bayern Munich
– Bayern remains on 19 consecutive successes in all competitions.
– The Bavarian club appears to be the European ogre this season as Juve and Manchester City showed signs of weakness.
– Bayern has much more experience in these major events than Olympique Lyonnais.
– Proof of the exceptional Bavarian mentality, the Bayern players did not celebrate in the locker room their huge victory against Barça, remaining focused on their final goal: the trophy.
– Lyon may benefit less from the surprise effect.
Lyon vs Bayern Munich Free Betting Tips
A big favorite for the title in this C1, Bayern should not miss its chance to play the final. Bayern Munich victory!
Betting Tips: Bayern Munich
Betting Tips: Bayern victory & Both teams to score
A GOAL PREDICTION
Still, author of a double against Chelsea and scorer against Barça, Lewandowski is in the form of his life this season (58 goals scored in all competitions).
Betting Tips: Lewandowski to score
A BIG ODDS ON THE MATCH
Betting Tips: Bayern victory