19th August 2020 – 21:00, Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon
Lyon is going to face Bayern Munchen in the clash of the Champions League semi-finals. The French side is searching for another surprise, while the German team wants to pick up where it left off.
Match Preview & Team News
Lyon is the bigger overachiever in the current Champions League campaign. Although they didn’t manage to secure the continental qualification spot through the Ligue 1, the French team has the chance to ensure the participation in the Champions League in the case they win it. At the time when Ligue 1 was paused, Lyon was sitting in the 7th place and didn’t enjoy that campaign. The domestic championship didn’t continue, and they didn’t get the chance to improve their position in the table. Rudi Garcia’s side finished one point ahead of Benfica and Zenit in the group stage, while in the knockout phase, they had two very tough challenges. Moussa Dembele and the lads eliminated Juventus in the eight-finals, while they were also better than Manchester City in the previous round. Although Lyon is considered as an underdog once again, they want to continue their excellent.
Bayer Munchen is the team that enjoys the best form. The German champions celebrated 20 times in a row, and that tremendous streak is still running. They failed allowed just a point to their rivals in the last 25 occasions and suffered only one defeat in the previous 30 games. Hans-Dieter Flick’s team won another title in Bundesliga, being 13 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund. They were also perfect in the Champions League so far, and Bayern Munchen celebrated in all matches. Robert Lewandowski and the lads were scoring four goals per game on average in the group stage. Their eight-finals tie against Chelsea could have been tricky, but Bayern Munchen managed to eliminate the Blues with a 7:1 aggregate win. However, the German side showed their full strength in the quarter-finals with a superb 8:2 victory against Barcelona. They want to keep up in the same fashion and go to the very end of the competition.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Although Lyon showed that they could surprise favorites, we believe Bayern Munchen should put another superb display and book their place in the finals. It shouldn’t be surprising if the Germans secure their advantage at half time.
Goals Market Prediction
The German champions were lethal for the oppositions’ goalkeepers during the campaign. Their attacking mentality should bring an efficient clash, with at least four goals in total.
Lyon vs Bayern Munchen predictions
Bayern Munchen to win HT-FT @1.60
Over 3.5 FT @ 1.80
Correct score 1:4 @13.00