Kick-off: 2000, 27/11/2018
Stadium: Groupama Stadium
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Lyon vs Man City
Lyon claimed a shock win at Manchester City back in September but the Blues have since shown their true worth with three straight Champions League triumphs.
Pep Guardiola’s side were sensational when thrashing Shakhtar 6-0 on Matchday 4 and can now clinch top spot in Group F with a victory in France.
The hosts are always a strong attacking threat, but an away win and both teams to score at 13/10 is our initial Lyon vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Lyon’s Betting Odds
Maxwell Cornet and Nabil Fekir gave Lyon a deserved 2-0 half-time lead at Etihad Stadium and they held on for a 2-1 success, despite Bernardo Silva pulling one back on 67 minutes.
Les Gones haven’t quite managed to assert themselves in this pool since that excellent effort, though, even if a trio of draws have put them in a solid position to progress.
The French outfit had to come from 2-0 down to share the spoils with Shakhtar at this venue and then twice led at Hoffenheim before that match finished 3-3.
A 2-2 stalemate with the German club at Groupama Stadium was another curious display, with Lyon this time blowing a 2-0 advantage, even after the visitors had a man sent off at that score.
The obvious conclusion is that Bruno Genesio’s side have lots of attacking flair, with Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele featuring alongside Cornet and Fekir.
However, they are sadly lacking in defensive nous, which makes 7/5 for an away win and over 3.5 goals in the game stand out from the Lyon vs Man City odds.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City followed up the loss to Lyon with another shaky performance when only snatching a 2-1 triumph at Hoffenheim through David Silva’s 87th-minute pounce on a defensive error.
However, the Blues justified their position as one of the outright favourites to lift this trophy by crushing Shakhtar 9-0 on aggregate over two ruthless performances.
Guardiola was even able to rest Aguero for the home match, with Gabriel Jesus seizing his chance to shine by hitting a hat-trick, albeit aided by a couple of penalties.
Raheem Sterling said: “We’ve got strength in depth, we’ve got some great players and every player that he puts in knows his role and knows what to do.”
City have also been back to their breathtaking best in the Premier League at times, demolishing Burnley 5-0 and Southampton 6-1, before outplaying neighbours United in a smooth 3-1 derby success.
Let’s add 19/2 for the visitors to prevail by that last scoreline again to our Lyon vs Man City betting tips.
Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Jesus have been ruled out for City with minor problems, while Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy remain on the long-term injury list.
Last Champions League result:
LYON 2-2 Hoffenheim – Nabil Fekir, Tanguy Ndombele
MAN CITY 6-0 Shakhtar – David Silva, Gabriel Jesus (3), Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez
Head-to-head: Man City 1-2 Lyon
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