Manchester City vs Lyon is the last of the 2020 Champions League quarterfinals and it kicks-off at 8.00pm on Saturday 15 August.
Manchester City are long odds-on to win the match and will shorten further to lift the trophy if they do, but it’s worth remembering that they failed to beat Lyon on either occasion in the group stages of the 2018 Champions League.
Odds of 11/2 (6.50) for a draw and 12/1 (13.00) for Lyon to win are tempting on that evidence, despite Man City having more quality in all areas on the pitch. But Lyon are the kind of team that won’t go down without a fight and odds-against for both teams to score looks the value bet.
Man City came through the group stages unbeaten with four wins and two draws, scoring 16 goals and conceding just four. But they kept just two clean sheets in those six games, while they also conceded in both legs of their last-16 match against Real Madrid.
Southampton and Arsenal have kept clean sheets against City since lockdown but that still means City have scored in 11 of their last 13 matches.
Lyon’s form is harder to gauge as the French side’s only game since March was their last-16 second leg against Juventus. Despite losing that match, Lyon managed to score the crucial away goal that earned them a place in the quarterfinals.
Lyon only managed to finish second in their Champions League group, but that form looks better now after Leipzig knocked out Atletico Madrid in Thursday’s quarterfinal. Lyon aren’t prolific scorers but they have scored in six of this season’s eight Champions League games, while they’ve only kept three clean sheets. They’ve also scored in 15 of their last 17 Ligue 1 matches.
What seals the deal that both teams to score is a fair price is the two results between the two teams in 2018. The two teams drew 2-2 in France before Lyon claimed a surprising 2-1 win in Manchester. This one-off format also encourages both teams to go for the win.
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