Lyon v Barcelona Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th February 2019

Les Gones can hold off Barcelona threat

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Lyon v Barcelona Betting Tips – Champions League, 19th February 8.00pm

There is a tough challenge ahead for French side Lyon. This is the first time that they have been past the group stage since the 2011/12 season. Can they earn a big enough of an advantage at home to defend for the second leg? Barcelona are currently in tremendous form in the competition. Read our predictions for Lyon v Barcelona.

Lyon v Barcelona Betting Odds*

Barcelona 8/11
Draw 3/1
Lyon 16/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 17th, 2019 at 6:42 p.m.)

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Lyon News and Form

Lyon had a good group stage campaign finishing second behind Manchester City. The French side went unbeaten through the group, collecting four points from their two fixtures against the Citizens. This is the only tie in the round of 16 this season featuring two sides who were unbeaten in the group stage.

This will be the first meeting between Lyon and Barcelona since the 2008/09 round of 16. After a 1-1 draw in France, Barcelona ended up winning the tie 6-1 on aggregate. Lyon are back in the round of 16 of the UEFA champions league first time in seven seasons.

Interestingly Lyon have only ever lost one previous home game in the round of 16. Their overall record from matches at this stage of the competition is W5 D3 L1. Their record in two-legged ties against Spanish sides is W3 L3. After opening with a win over Manchester City in this season’s group stage Lyon went on to draw each of their following five games.

It leaves them having suffered only one defeat in their last 10 European fixtures. Lyon have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven European games as well. The French side have suffered just one defeat in their last 13 European home games, winning seven of those. Incidentally, all three of their group stage home games ended in a 2-2 draw.

Lyon v Barcelona Head to Head

Barcelona won 5-2 in the last meeting, a 2009 UCL clash
Barcelona are W4 D2 L0 in their six previous games against Lyon
Lyon have drawn two of their three home games against Barca (L1)
Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals


Key-Facts – Lyon v Barcelona

  • Lyon went undefeated in this season’s group stage
  • Barcelona have lost only one of their last 17 UCL fixtures
  • Barcelona have lost four of their last five knockout stage away games


Barcelona News and Form

Barcelona have a fantastic record at this stage of the competition, having only ever lost two round of 16 ties. They have won each of their last 11 at this stage. In their last 17 Champions League games, Barcelona have suffered just the one defeat, and they will be heading into their 15th consecutive appearance in the round of 16.

Barcelona are undefeated against Lyon from six previous matches, winning four of those. Lionel Messi has scored in three of his four previous games against Lyon. Barcelona came up against French opposition in the 2016/17 round of 16, where they produced that famous come back to eliminate PSG. Barca won the second leg of the title 6-1 after having suffered 4-0 defeat in the first leg in France.

Barcelona have taken just one victory in their last five knockout stage away fixtures, losing four of those. So that is a pretty poor record. They have actually suffered five defeats in their last seven such games. If you tally up their group stage fixtures as well, Barcelona have produced only the seven wins in their last 19 European away fixtures (D6 L6).

So they have been far from perfect. In this season the group stage they posted a W2 D1 record, on their way to winning their section. Barcelona have collected just two wins in their last seven visits to France (D3 L2), but they have won each of their last four two-legged ties against French opposition. Their overall record away in France is W4 D3 L3.

Lyon v Barcelona Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 3/1
Both teams to score at 8/15
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 17th, 2019 at 6:42 p.m.)

Lyon v Barcelona Predictions

Draw: it is interesting to see that Barcelona have struggled to collect away results in the knockout stage of the competition recently. With Lyon impressing against Manchester City in the group stage and generally being a pretty solid side, the draw looks a good fit for this first leg.

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