Manchester City faces Lyon on Saturday in Lisbon for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The two teams want to reach the last four of the Final 8.
Manchester City vs Lyon Free Betting Tips
Manchester City and Guardiola will, therefore, be at the rendezvous of Final 8 in Lisbon. While they were promised hell at the time of the draw against Real, the Citizens made a good impression by beating the Merengue both away and at home (2-1 each time). Very interesting in the game, the Citizens had not stolen their victory and could even have won more widely. During the group stage, they easily dominated their opponents (Atalanta, Shakhtar, and Dinamo Zagreb) to win, with a record of 4 wins and 2 draws, the top of the standings. In the Premier League, on the other hand, the Sky Blues could only see the damage against an unplayable Liverpool team. Indeed, the Reds were far too strong this season while City lost too many points against small teams, like this loss to Norwich at the Red Lantern, at the start of the year. However, the Citizens ended the season well by winning their last 5 league games, the last of which were against Watford (0-4) and Norwich (5-0). Manchester City finished 2nd in the Premier League, and also won the Carabao Cup.
Very irregular team but capable of big exploits against the big teams, Lyon became on Friday the first French formation in history to eliminate Juve by taking a small defeat in Turin (2-1) after winning the first leg without taking any goal (1-0). During the group stage, however, they had to strive to grab 2nd place in group G behind Leipzig and with 1 small point ahead of Benfica and Zenit. In Ligue 1, the end of the championship deprived the Lyonnais of a European qualification via the L1. While they had another chance in playing in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue against PSG, the Rhone residents lost on penalties to PSG (0-0 final score). To prepare for this meeting, the Gones had played 5 friendly matches. Beaten by the Rangers (0-2), they had otherwise disposed of Nice (1-0), Celtic (2-1), Gantoise (2-3), and Antwerp (2-3).
The workforce for Manchester City vs Lyon
Manchester City could not recover their goal scorer Agüero in time, still too tight, while the replacement goalkeeper Claudio Bravo remains injured. Suspended against Real, the world champion side Benjamin Mendy will again be able to play. To replace Aguero, Gabriel Jesus should once again take place at the forefront. Against Real, the Brazilian striker scored his 22nd goal of the season while on the right-wing, Steerling found the net 27 times in all competitions.
On the Lyon side, only the defenders finally used quite a little Koné are still missing. Left injured against Juve, Cornet, and Denayer should be able to start. Otherwise, all the other frames are present. Back from injury, Memphis Depay has already shown off by converting a penalty against Juventus with a clever Panenka. In the middle, the Caqueret sensation marked the spirits against Juventus despite his young age. Note also the very interesting entry of Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, also back from injury.
Compositions for Manchester City vs Lyon
Manchester City’s probable lineup:
Ederson – Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy – de Bruyne, Rodri, Gündogan – Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling.
Absent: Agüero, Bravo (injured).
Not sure: None.
The planned tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Walker – Fernandinho – Laporte – Mendy
de Bruyne – Rodri – Gündogan
Foden – Gabriel Jesus – Sterling
Lyon probable lineup Lyon:
Lopes – Marcelo, Denayer, Marçal – Dubois, Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet – Depay, Toko-Ekambi.
Absent: Tousart (start), Tété, Koné (injured), Kadewere (non-qualified).
Doubtful: Cornet, Denayer.
The planned tactical disposition (3-5-2):
Marcelo – Denayer – Marçal
Dubois – Caqueret – Guimaraes – Aouar – Cornet
Depay – Toko-Ekambi
The history of the confrontations Manchester City vs Lyon
The two teams faced each other twice last season in the Champions League. Lyon had created a sensation by winning at the Etihad Stadium (1-2) and then held the shock on the return (2-2).
The meeting will take place on neutral ground, in Lisbon.
Key points for the match Manchester City vs Lyon
– Manchester City has one of the most prolific offensive armadas in Europe.
– In midfield, Belgian Kevin de Bruyne appears to be one of the best players in the world at his post.
– Manchester City appeared to be well above Real Madrid in the Round of 16.
– OL had all the trouble in the world to overcome Juventus and were largely dominated in the game despite qualifying.
Manchester City vs Lyon Free Betting Tips
Undoubtedly too strong for the Lyonnais, the Citizen could win and finally find the semi-finals of the Champions League. Manchester City victory!
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