Lyon vs. Juventus – prediction, team news
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri said “our supporters have every right” to attend the Champions League last-16 tie in Lyon amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
Lyon manager Rudi Garcia says his side do not have an “anti-Ronaldo plan” for their first leg against Juventus.
Lyon are winless against Juventus in European competition (D1 L3), losing both of their home games against the Italian side by the same 1-0 scoreline (2013-14 Europa League quarter-finals and in the 2016-17 Champions League group stages).
Lyon have been eliminated by Italian opposition in the Champions League knockout stages on both previous occasions they have met: 3-1 on aggregate against AC Milan in 2005-06 (quarter-finals) and 2-0 against Roma in 2006-07 (round of 16). Meanwhile, Juventus have always progressed to the next round when facing French clubs in the knockout stages of the competition (4/4).
Lyon have won just 1 of their last 4 Champions League matches.
Juventus have won their last 5 Champions League matches.
Juventus have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 Champions League matches.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 3 of Lyon’s last 4 Champions League matches.
Both teams have scored in 3 of Lyon’s last 4 Champions League matches.
Juventus have scored the first goal in 8 of their last 9 Champions League matches.
Juventus -0.5 (Asian Handicap) @ 2