Lyon vs Barcelona: UEFA Champions League knockout match prediction
In the match Lyon – Barcelona on February 19, 2019, the French club must make every effort to win against Barça. The match at the Parc Olympique Lyon stadium will start at 23:00 Moscow time.Lyon “Aristocrats” turned out to be one of those teams that did not lose at the group stage. In Group F, they were opposed by Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim. The French got off to a fantastic start in the Champions League and won the opening match against City (1-2). It seemed that after such a start, all peaks were open to Genesio’s wards, but the winning streak could not be continued. The home game with Shakhtar (2:2), away to Hoffenheim (3:3) and the home match with Manchester City (2:2) ended in a draw. The Lions drew their last two matches against Hoffenheim (2:2) and Shakhtar (1:1), but still five draws were enough to leave the group. It was the game against Shakhtar that was decisive, which remained behind the French team, losing two points to them. In the championship of France the situation is ambiguous. On the one hand, the “lions” managed to defeat PSG (2: 1), whose players have not yet known the taste of losing in the French championship. There is another side, the French team has absolutely no stable winning results, the team can beat PSG, but at the same time lose points against Toulouse or Nice. It is because of the unstable game that the team of Bruno Genesio cannot impose on the Parisians the fight for the title. Barcelona Barça felt no resistance from their group rivals and calmly took the first position. Group B consisted of the following teams: Barcelona, Tottenham, Inter and PSV. The draw decided that it was destined to start the Blue Garnet in a home match with PSV (4:0), then there was a trip to Tottenham (2:4) and a match at the Camp Nou against Inter (2:0) – none of Rivals and failed to impose a worthy competition wards Valverde. The second round went a little worse for the Catalans, in addition to the victory against PSV (1:2), Barca drew twice: first with Inter (1:1), and then against Tottenham (1:1). The Spanish club won the group with 14 points and a six-point lead over the nearest rival. The playing form of the “blue garnet”, recently, does not look the best. Before the trip to France, the guests drew three times, while the rivals of Barça were not the strongest. They started their draw streak against Valencia (2:2), later there was a draw with Real (1:1) in the Spanish Cup and with Athletic Bilbao (0:0) in the championship. The Catalans managed to lose a huge advantage over their rivals and allowed them to get close to him at a distance of two victories. In addition to poor form, Barcelona still have a tough schedule ahead of them, with Barca facing Sevilla and Real Madrid twice, all within two weeks. Most likely, Ernesto Valverde will have to give a chance to the players of the nearest reserve, but it is unlikely that the reserves will play in the Lyon-Barcelona match. Odds for the match Lyon – Barcelona February 19, 2019 It was not difficult for the bookmakers of Pari-Match to determine the favorite of the upcoming match. Odds for the match Lyon – Barcelona: Lyon to win – 4.70; Draw – 4.40; Barcelona win – 1.68. Lyon – Barcelona: Prediction for the match Lyon is unlikely to choose an attacking style of play for the upcoming game, the “weavers” should focus on defense and wisely manage their chances on the counterattack. Forecast for the match Lyon – Barcelona: the total of Lyon in the first half is under 1, the coefficient is 2.65.