In the most unbalanced duel in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Manchester City faces Lyon, in a match also played in Lisbon, at the “José Alvalade” Stadium, Sporting’s stadium.
He played in a group with Dinamo Zagreb, Sahtior Donetsk and Atalanta, winning that group with 14 points, 4 wins and 2 draws.
He passed in the eighth round of Real Madrid, with a double victory, 2: 1 in Madrid and 2: 1 in Manchester.
Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored in the return victory, both taking advantage of the mistakes in Real’s defense, where Varane was the weak link, blowing amateur at goal 2 of the citizens, a goal that dissipated any emotion regarding the team qualified in the quarterfinals.
Sergio Aguero is the only unavailable player of the host team.
He is at the end of a season from which he is about to get nothing, ranking 7th in Ligue 1, losing the League Cup, on penalties, in front of PSG.
He also had a light group, with Leipzig, Benica and Zenit, but qualified with emotions, following the victory of Benfica in the last match, the one with Zenit.
He eliminated Juventus in the eighth round, winning at home with the score of 1: 0, suffering a defeat with only 1 goal difference in the return from Torino, score 2: 1.
Denayer was injured in the return match with Juventus and cannot play in this match, Cornet and Youssouf Kone being also injured.
▪️The two teams met in the groups of the Champions League, from the 2018/2019 edition, Lyon winning in England, score 2: 1, Lyon obtaining on their own field and a draw, score 2: 2.
⚽Manchester City vs Lyon likely teams:
▪️Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva; Foden, Jesus, Sterling.
▪️Lyon (3-5-2): Lopes; Andersen, Marcelo, Marcal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet; Savings, Dembelé.
Football Prediction of the Day Manchester City vs Lyon
I don’t give any chance to the French team and I will bet on the fact that Manchester City will prevail, a match to win at a difference of at least 2 goals, the difference in value between the two teams being too big.
Lyon only ranked 7th in Ligue 1 and lost any chance to play in the European Cups, the only way to get there being by winning the Champions League, which seems impossible to achieve. On the other hand, Manchester City has not won the championship in England, but they are in a season in which they are clearly focusing on winning the Champions League trophy and so it is expected that City will play very well in this match.
Prediction Today: Manchester City -1 handicap