Liverpool v Lyon Predictions & Betting Odds – 31st July 2019

Reds to end pre-season with a win in Geneva

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Liverpool v Lyon Betting Tips – Friendly, 31st July 18.00pm

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool end their pre-season programme with a friendly against Slyvinho’s Olympique Lyonnais at the Stade de Geneve in Switzerland on Wednesday. The Reds have had a poor pre-season so far, losing three of their last four fixtures. However, the Merseyside outfit are the odds-on favourites to pick up a win in Geneva. Can the Reds finish off with a win ahead of Sunday’s FA Community Shield game with Manchester City at Wembley Stadium?

Liverpool v Lyon Betting Odds*

Liverpool 8/13
Draw 13/5
Lyon 9/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 30th, 2019 at 18:30 p.m.)
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Liverpool News and Form – Reds back to winning ways?

Liverpool have struggled to get going in pre-season, losing four of their six matches. Before drawing 2-2 with Sporting Lisbon in New York City, the Reds suffered back-to-back defeats to Borussia Dortmund (3-2) and Sevilla (2-1).

In their last friendly match, Klopp’s troops crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat to Napoli at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Liverpool have claimed just two wins during pre-season, a 6-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park and a 3-1 win at Bradford City.

 

Liverpool to score in both halves
Yes6/5
No11/20

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Liverpool had an outstanding season last term, as they finished second in the Premier League on 97 points and won the UEFA Champions League. In the league, the Reds pushed Man City all the way in the title race, eventually losing out by just one point. Meanwhile, they saw off fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur by two goals to nil in the Champions League final in Madrid.

Liverpool will be hoping to have another strong season under Klopp, starting with victory in this weekend’s Community Shield matchup with City at Wembley. The Reds then kick off the new Premier League season with a fixture against last term’s EFL Championship champions Norwich City at Anfield.

Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri are likely to sit this one out in Geneva. Meanwhile, Nathaniel Clyne is sidelined until late January 2020 with a serious cruciate ligament injury. Whichever XI Klopp chooses to field should have enough to see off Lyon on Wednesday night.

Liverpool v Lyon Head to Head

Liverpool and Lyon have only ever met twice before. Back in the 2009/10 Champions League campaign, the pair went head-to-head in the group stages. Lyon picked up a 2-1 win at Anfield in October 2009, with Cesar Delgado scoring an injury time winner. Two weeks later, Liverpool claimed a 1-1 draw at the Stade de Gerland in France.

 

Key-Facts – Liverpool v Lyon

  • Liverpool beat Tottenham in the Champions League final last season
  • The Reds missed out on the Premier League title by just one point
  • These two sides have not met for a decade

 

Lyon News and Form – Will Les Gones provide a stern test?

Lyon finished third behind champions Paris Saint-Germain and runners-up Lille in the French Ligue 1 last term. Les Gones ended the season in fine fettle, winning five and drawing one of their last six. Lyon start this term with a trip to Monaco.

The French side beat Premier League opposition in the shape of Arsenal last time out. Despite going a goal down at the Emirates Stadium in the Emirates Cup, two Moussa Dembele goals in the second half gave Lyon a 2-1 victory over the Gunners.

Lyon are very good travellers, with only champions PSG picking up more away points in Ligue 1 last term. The seven-time French champions won nine, drew five and lost five of their 19 away matches. At the Groupama Stadium, meanwhile, Lyon accumulated a solid 40 points.

Slyvinho’s boys will no doubt be tough opponents for Liverpool on Wednesday, but the French side are certainly underdogs in Geneva.

Liverpool v Lyon Tips & Odds

Liverpool 2-0 correct score at 8/1
To win to nil – Liverpool at 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 30th, 2019 at 18:30 p.m.)

Liverpool v Lyon Predictions

Liverpool win: Although pre-season form rarely has an impact on the league campaign, Liverpool will be slightly concerned about their recent results during the off-season. The Reds were very poor against Napoli in Scotland last time out, and they will be keen to hit back on Wednesday. I can see the European champions sealing a comfortable victory in Geneva, so check out bet365’s top odds of 8/1 for Liverpool to win 2-0. There’s also good value in 2/1 for the Reds to win to nil.


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