Bayern Munich vs Lyon
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade
Betting Odds: Bayern Munich 1.20 ; Draw 7.50 ; Lyon 12.00
Probability of Win: Bayern Munich 81%; Draw 12% ; Lyon 7%
- Bayern have won their last 9 matches (Champions League).
- Bayern have scored at least 3 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches (Champions League).
- Bayern have won their last 3 matches against Lyon in all competitions.
Predicted XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Perišić, Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Bayern Munich take on Lyon in the Champions League semi finals later this week and they will be looking to book their place in the final of the competition with a win.
The German champions were outstanding in the last round and they managed to beat Barcelona 8-2.
Meanwhile, Lyon eliminated one of the favourites to win the competition this year in Manchester City and they will be confident heading into this game. The French outfit will be looking to pull off another upset against Bayern.
Hansi Flick’s team will have to be on their toes and they must not underestimate Lyon here.
The Germans are firm favourites to win the tournament this year and with the likes of Lewandowski in red hot form they should be able to deal with teams like Lyon.
I am convinced by my team. I am enthusiastic about them as we have a great atmosphere, high quality and high intensity in training. I am relaxed, just because I know my team are well focused and have great objectives. But we all know it is one match which starts at 0-0 and we have to play 90 minutes with the same intensity as we did against Barcelona. We must have the same drive and intensity.Hans-Dieter Flick, Bayern Munich Manager
Predicted XI: Lopes; Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimarães, Aouar, Cornet; Depay, Dembélé
It will be interesting to see how the French side approach this contest. They will be up against a world class attack and they will have to be at their best at the back.
Despite managing to beat City, they couldn’t stop the Premier League side from creating chances. City missed their chances but a player like Lewandowski is likely to put them away.
Lyon must look to contain Bayern and then hit the Germans on the counter.
You get an appetite while eating. We have this appetite now to get to the final and can do that if we produce a great performance. It depends on Bayern too but we’ll try to impose our qualities. They don’t have weak points but no team is perfect. If we’re able to impose our game and do what we can do in ball possession, with good combinations, we can also achieve something. We have to believe in ourselves.”Rudi Garcia, Lyon Manager