Champions League Prediction: Manchester City vs Lyon

Champions League Prediction - Manchester City vs Lyon
Champions League Prediction - Manchester City vs Lyon

Manchester City vs Lyon

Venue: Estadio da Luiz

Betting Odds: Manchester City 1.22 ; Draw 6.50 ; Lyon 12.00

Probability of Win: Manchester City 79%; Draw 14% ; Lyon 7%

Key Stats

  • Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 14 of their last 17 matches (Champions League).
  • Man City have won their last 3 matches (Champions League).
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last two meetings with Man City. But huge betting odds will be against French team, when they will start against Manchester City.

Manchester City

Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva; B. Silva, Jesus, Sterling 

Doubtful: None

Unavailable: Agüero (knee)

Change in Squad: None

Manchester City host Lyon in the Champions League quarter final this week and they will be looking to pick up a comfortable win here.

Pep Guardiola’s side are one of the favourites to win the Champions league this season and they will be confident heading into this game.

Although they struggled against Lyon two years ago, they are a much better team now. 

Manchester City will be full of confidence for this game after their win over Real Madrid. 

City will feel that this is their year and they won’t get a better chance of winning the trophy anytime soon. The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are vulnerable right now and Bayern are probably their toughest challengers this year. 

We know them quite well – incredibly well organised, so tight, so aggressive on frontal balls, so fast, people up front, the quality of wing-backs, good set-piece takers. They are a top team. We must be strong in our mind, knowing the game will be over when it’s over and not before, and try to do our plan. In these games the mentality, the heart and the spirit leads to the other things. I think the players are ready to do it.”

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager


Predicted XI: Lopes; Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimarães, Aouar, Cornet; Depay, Dembélé

Doubtful: Denayer (groin), Cornet (thigh), Tete (calf)

Unavailable: None

Change in Squad: None

The French outfit eliminated Juventus earlier and they will fancy their chances against City as well. The Premier League giants are excellent in the attack but they can be vulnerable at the back.

Lyon have the attackers to expose City and cause them problems in defence.

It will be interesting to see how they setup to counter City’s attacking qualities. The likes of De Bruyne are un unstoppable form right now. 

I think the victory against Juventus needs to give us greater confidence. Of course, we do have greater desire – you get greater appetite once you begin eating, so to speak. Manchester City are naturally favourites for this tie but the start of the Champions League quarter-finals has shown potentially the odds can be overturned. We hope that comes tomorrow night – based on the first two matches the outsiders might be able to overturn the odds.

Rudi Garcia, Lyon Manager