Barcelona v Lyon Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th March 2019

Barca to shut down challenge of Les Gones

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Barcelona v Lyon Betting Tips – Champions League, 13th March 8.00pm

Things are balanced at 0-0 after the first leg. That leaves Lyon knowing that a score draw at the Nou Camp on Wednesday gets them through to the quarterfinals. But that could be easier said than done with Barcelona likely to be more of an attacking threat on home soil. Read our predictions for Barcelona v Lyon.

Barcelona v Lyon Betting Odds*

Barcelona 1/4
Draw 6/1
Lyon 11/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 11th, 2019 at 11:53 p.m.)

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Barcelona News and Form

Barcelona got through a tight first leg in France unscathed. They are still clear favourites to get through this tie against Lyon. Barca have suffered just one defeat in their last 18 Champions League games. They are unbeaten in this current campaign after having topped Group B. They have won 12 of their fourteen previous round of 16 ties in the Champions League so have a good record.

The Catalans have taken a win in each of their last eleven games in the round of sixteen. Barca are at W5 D3 from their eight previous matches against Lyon. Before this season’s clash, the most recent meeting had been back in the 2008/09 round of sixteen. In that tie, Barcelona won 6-3 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in France in the first leg. The Blaugrana are W12 D1 L1 from all of their previous round of sixteen home games. They have won each of their last eleven.

The last time a French side came to the Nou Camp, Barcelona won 6-1 against PSG after having lost the first leg of the tie 4-0 in Paris. That was in the 2016/17 round of sixteen. It also made it three straight home wins over French sides for Barcelona. They are also W4 D3 in two-legged ties against French sides and are W9 D2 in their last nine knockout stage home matches. They are unbeaten in 29 home games in the Champions League. Barca have won 20 of 25 ties in which they had drawn the first leg away from home.

 

Key-Facts – Barcelona v Lyon

  • Barcelona are unbeaten in previous matches against Lyon
  • Barca have won their last eleven round of sixteen ties
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last five UCL away games

 

Lyon News and Form

This is the tenth appearance by Lyon in the round of sixteen in the Champions League. This is their first in seven seasons though. The French outfit have lost five of their last six ties at the round of sixteen stage. They have also suffered four defeats in their last five on the road at this stage of the competition. Overall Lyon are W3 D2 L4 away from home at this stage in matches. Still, they only need a score draw at the Nou Camp.

Lyon are W3 L3 from their six previous ties against Spanish opposition. They won their last one, a 4-1 aggregate win over Villarreal in the 2017/18 Europa League. Lyon impressed in the group stage of this season’s Champions League, particularly with their resilience. They opened their campaign with a win at Man City and drew their next five games.

So that is six straight draws including the first leg of this tie that Lyon have produced. Lyon have lost just one of their last eleven European matches now. They had scored at least two goals in six straight European fixture but have come up with just one in their last two since. Les Gones have a W4 D3 L1 record in their last eight European away games. They are undefeated in their last five (W2 D3) Champions League away games. Lyon have lost all previous European ties (8) in which they drew the first leg at home.

Barcelona v Lyon Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 2/1
Barcelona to win to nil at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 11th, 2019 at 11:53 p.m.)

Barcelona v Lyon Predictions

Barcelona to win: There is a still a strong likelihood that Barcelona will get through this tie. That first leg in France was always going to be a challenge. But they can control proceedings back on home turf. Home win to nil


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