Lyon vs Benfica Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2019-11-05

Tuesday 5thNovember 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Lyon AH-0.25
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.78 (odds taken 05:00 GMT, 05 November )

Matchday 4 commences on Tuesday night and our next preview features the other clash in Group G between Lyon and Benfica as the betting tips continue at the Groupama Stadium.

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Lyon Prediction – Can Lyon gain revenge?

Recent back-to-back wins in the French Ligue 1 top flight over Metz and Toulouse should give Tuesday night’s hosts, Lyon, a timely boost ahead of their Matchday 4 clash against Portuguese side, Benfica, with Lyon looking to keep pace with Zenit and group leaders, RB Leipzig ahead of this week’s action in the Champions League.

Lyon’s group campaign in this season’s Champions League have seen the hosts record 1 win, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the shape of the following results; a 1-1 draw with Zenit, a 2-0 win away from home at RB Leipzig and a disappointing 2-1 defeat away at tonight’s opponents, Benfica.

The hosts will therefore be keen to avenge their defeat on Matchday 3 against Benfica when they return to their Groupama Stadium on Tuesday night where they’ll be looking to break a run of 6 draws on the trot.

Lyon have actually lost just 1 of their last 8 home ties in the Champions League, but it may be advisable to keep the draw on-side here given that 6 of Lyon’s last 8 home ties have ended in stalemates.


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Benfica Prediction – Can Benfica do ‘double’ over Lyon?

Following their 2-1 win against Tuesday night’s opponents on Matchday 3, Benfica may well fancy their chances of doing the ‘double’ over Lyon as the visitors look to stay in the race for a top two finish in Group G, and all three points in France tonight would certainly pout the cat among the pigeons as it were.

Benfica have won their last 5 matches on the trot in all competitions as they’ve collected wins against Tondela, Portimonense and Rio Ave in the Portuguese Primeira Liga along with the previous round win over Lyon in the Champions League.

However, overall results in the Champions League have been fairly ordinary for Benfica as the Portuguese outfit have managed to record just 2 wins out of their last 7 ties, which were victories against AEK Athens and the aforementioned win over Lyon.

Turn to results on the road, and Benfica have won just 2 of their last 11 matches on their travels, so perhaps Benfica aren’t quite nailed-on to continue their winning streak against Lyon on Tuesday night after all.


Key-Facts – Lyon vs Benfica

  • Lyon have actually lost just 1 of their last 8 home ties in the Champions League
  • Benfica have won just 2 of their last 11 matches on their travels in the CL
  • Lyon have won the previous 2 meetings at home against Benfica, 3-2 and 2-0


Betting Tips Verdict

Lyon with the handicap looks the play here as Benfica look set to continue to struggle on the road.