Manchester City will be hoping to book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Saturday evening when they take on Lyon in a single-leg contest at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.
The winners of this match at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, which will be played over just one leg, will face either Bayern Munich in next week’s semi-finals.
Lyon are among the lowest profile clubs left in this season’s Champions League. Lyon were turned over in each of their last three Champions League away assignments.
The Citizens knocked out perennial winners Real Madrid over two legs in the last round, while Lyon stunned Italian champions Juventus to progress.
With six wins and two draws from eight Champions League outings this term, City have been one of the competition’s most consistent teams.
The Citizens are averaging 2.5 goals per 90 minutes in the Champions League this season.
Reason for Manchester City vs. Lyon predictions:
- Both teams scored in 100% of Man City’s last six UCL matches.
- Lyon scored in all but one of their eight Champions League fixtures this season.
- Man City are undefeated in this season’s Champions League (six wins, two draws).
The Citizens have produced some of their best performances on the European stage this term and have yet to taste defeat in this year’s competition.
City have won their last three matches in all competitions and scoring an impressive 11 goals.
Lyon are unbeaten in the two previous group-stage meetings against City, winning 2-1 in Manchester in 2018 before drawing 2-2 back on French soil.
City have been drawing at half-time in their last four Champions League games and have gone on to win three of those, while Lyon went in level in the clash against Juventus last time out before losing the match 2-1.
City and Lyon picked up impressive results in the last 16, knocking out Madrid and Juventus respectively. The French side cannot be written off, but they have lost four matches in a row either side of the coronavirus hiatus and finished seventh in the shortened Ligue 1 campaign.
Over 3.5 (Alternative Goal Line) @ 2.15