Lyon vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction Today
The game at Manchester served as a milestone at the start of the season of Lyon, which until then was marked by oscillations. After the French scored 2 to 1 in full Ethirad Stadium, no more lost. By 1 to 1 with Nantes on Saturday, September 29, for the French Championship, they have established an undefeated series that already has five commitments (three wins and two draws).
In Ligue 1, which has four of those commitments, this led the team to 14 points (four wins, two draws and two losses). It’s in fifth place. The difference is two points for Lille, placed second. In the French Championship, the second place is the maximum that can be reached, since the first post is ‘reserved’ to PSG, which added 24 points possible in the first eight rounds.
To face Shakthar and increase his chances of reaching the UCL (Uefa Champions League) round of 16, coach Bruno Genésio will not be able to count on three athletes from his squad. They are in the infirmary and were denied by the medical department the defender Kenny Tete; and the attackers Amine Gouiri and Martin Terrier.
The zebra promoted by Lyon shakes the plans of all the teams of the group. After all, when the draw indicated the formation of the F-key, certainly the planning of the technical commissions came to look at second place, since City was considered the natural candidate for the first place.
The fact that the English lost the first game does not change that scenario. However, he gave the French three unexpected points creating an imbalance in the fight for second place. That makes a defeat on Tuesday an almost disastrous result for Shakthar.
The preparation of the Ukrainians for the duel, however, was encouraging. The team thrashed Karpaty for the local championship by 6-1. Rowing a series of eight games without defeat (seven wins and a draw). He reached 27 points (nine wins and one defeat) in the Ukrainian First League with a four-point advantage in comparison to second-placed Kiev Dynamo.
Coached by Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca, Shakthar Donetsk has two right-backs to face Lyon. They are out of the game, due to medical problems, the Brazilians Dentinho and Wellington Nem. The former Corinthian
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The teams have already faced each other twice, but in friendlies. In 2011, there was a 1-1 draw. In 2014, Lyon thrashed 4-1.
Shakthar knows a defeat could mean their elimination from the Champions League because they would have a six-point deficit compared to Lyon and the team still have two games to play as Manchester City. That is, the situation would be virtually irreversible. Thus, Paulo Fonseca will most likely try to form a defensive barrier that guarantees his survival.Lyon, despite the good results, does not show performance compatible with what is shown in the leaderboard. In this way, the prognosis in the equality ends up being good option for the confrontation of this Tuesday.
Bet Tips: A tie