Manchester City vs Lyon Betting Tip Both teams to score – 15 August 2020

Lyon can give City something to think about

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EnglandManchester City vs LyonFrance
15 August 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: EVENS odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 14 August

The tournament favourites complete the quarter-final line-up as they take on Lyon looking to make the last four for just the second time in their history.

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Manchester City Preview – Can Guardiola and his City players avoid any slip-ups and keep their dream alive?

The expectation when Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City four years ago was that he would be have led the club to their first Champions League title by this stage. Guardiola won the competition twice with Barcelona but ultimately failed at Bayern Munich despite leading the Germans to a plethora of semi-finals. At the moment, it’s very much a case of can (or has to) do better. Particularly as Manuel Pellegrini was responsible for City’s only appearance in the semi-finals the season before Guardiola arrived.

With Lyon standing in their way it seems the perfect opportunity for Guardiola to at least match that but with eyes set firmly on winning the whole thing.

Our betting prediction:
Man City win and BTTS

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 14 August)


City have saved their best for the Champions League this season. They have won six of their eight games and yet to be beaten. In that time they have defeated Real Madrid home and away, and with some ease as well. They had scored the joint second most goals heading into the quarter-final stage with 20 in eight games.

Guardiola has committed to a fifth season regardless of what happens here but it does appear to be their best opportunity yet. Although similar was said when facing the likes of Tottenham and Monaco in previous seasons before elimination.

Lyon Preview – Are Lyon set to cause a huge shock and make the semi-finals for the first time in a decade?

Rudi Garcia was not a popular appointment when taking over Lyon midway through the 2019/20 campaign but he has managed to get the club through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 10 years. That was also the season when the Ligue 1 club reached the semi-finals which remains the only time they have gotten that far.

If Lyon are to make the last four again then they will have to cause an almighty shock but their run to this stage has shown they can be competitive against Europe’s top sides.

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It wasn’t pretty. It was back to the walls. And they rode their luck. But the 2-2 aggregate win over Juventus will give this team the belief they need heading into Saturday’s encounter in Lisbon. They will also take huge confidence from the fact they were undefeated against City in the two meetings in last year’s group stage when they won at the Etihad before drawing at home.

Lyon have actually won just three of their eight games in this season’s Champions League which gives you an impression of how variable their performances can be.

Manchester City vs Lyon Betting Advice

On the face of it this game looks a bit of a mismatch and City are huge favourites to progress. They are the shortest price of any team in the quarter-finals which indicates exactly how the bookmakers think this will go. Lyon are not without a chance, however. They showed back in 2018 they can compete against Guardiola’s men. And City also have the burden of expectation to handle and that’s something which they have been unable to handle in recent seasons.

Key Facts – Manchester City vs Lyon Betting Tip

  • City have yet to make it beyond this stage since Guardiola took over back in 2016
  • Lyon’s defeat of Juventus means they have made it to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2010
  • The teams met in the group stage of last season’s competition when Lyon took four points from six


It would be a huge surprise if City are not facing Bayern Munich in the semi-final but I can see Lyon giving them something to think about. Lyon have scored in seven of their eight games in this season’s competition including home and away against Juventus. And with City conceding in their last six Champions League games, both teams to score looks appealing.

The best betting odds for Manchester City vs Lyon

Manchester City to win: 2/9 Paddypower
Draw: 11/2 at Paddypower
Lyon to win: 10/1 at Paddypower