Barcelona v Lyon Betting Tips: 1 HT/FT, 2019-03-13

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Wednesday 13th March 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Barcelona HT/FT
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken at 00:32 GMT, 13 Mar 2019)

The Champions League returns again on Wednesday night and we start the action off by looking ahead to Barcelona taking on Lyon as the betting tips continue at the Camp Nou with the hosts now in the driving seat ahead of their 2nd leg of this round of 16 clash.

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Barcelona Prediction

Barcelona did a job in France last time out when they avoided defeat to Lyon in the 1st leg of this round of 16 clash, and tie is evenly poised at 0-0 ahead of Wednesday night’s deciding leg. However, with home advantage in this return leg, it would be a massive shock if Barcelona didn’t finish the job in this encounter having won seven of their last nine Champions League ties on home turf.

Barcelona are old hands in these situations, and their list of scalps during an impressive and staggering 29-match unbeaten sequence at home in this competition include wins against Juventus, Chelsea, Roma and Inter Milan.

The hosts have kept six clean sheets in their last nine home ties and this could be a factor in deciding the outcome of this clash as Barcelona plot their route to the quarter-finals. The formidable attacking trio of Messi (26 goals), Suarez (17 goals) and Dembele (8 goals) should ensure a fast start by the hosts here.


Key-Facts – Barcelona v Lyon

  • Barcelona have won 7 of their last 9 Champions League ties at home
  • Barcelona have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 9 home ties in the Champions League
  • Lyon have won just 3 of their last 9 away matches in the Champions League


Lyon Prediction

With the scores still level at 0-0 ahead of Wednesday night’s 2nd leg of this round of 16 tie, it seems hugely unfair on Lyon to write the French club off, but failure to get a lead in their home leg by being held by the Spanish giants 0-0 at their Groupama Stadium could well prove to be costly as they make their way to the Camp Nou for this decider.

Overall results have been sketchy for the visitors who have managed just three wins from their last seven matches in all competitions, all of which were recorded on home turf with wins against Guingamp and Toulouse in Ligue 1 along with a Coupe de France victory against Caen.

With all due respect, these victories were against ordinary league teams and all at home, while away from home in the Champions League, Lyon have suffered just two defeats from their last nine matches on their travels.

That said, the French outfit have registered just three wins during this sequence with victories registered at Valencia, Dinamo Zagreb and most impressive of all, a 2-1 win at Manchester City last September.

It’s been 10 years since their last visit to Barcelona in this competition, but it ended in a heavy 5-2 defeat and they could be on the end of another defeat here tonight.

Betting Tips Verdict

Barcelona will be keen to asset their authority on this tie as quickly as possible and therefore, I can see the hosts taking an early lead here and progress to the last eight of the Champions League.

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