UCL Match Preview : Juventus vs Lyon


Juventus are unbeaten in seven home matches in all competitions this season, winning six of those. They have only kept two clean sheets in that time, which will be cause for concern for Max Allegri. They are, however, yet to concede in the Champions League over their three matches.

Lyon have only won five of 14 competitive matches this season, which is a poor return. They’ve had a man sent off in each of their last two away games and have lost four of seven competitive matches on the road this season.

Juventus have triumphed 2-1 in their last two home matches against Lyon and a repeat scoreline could be on the cards once more. The home side aren’t in tremendous form, but should have more than enough to win even if they are without two star players in Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini.

Team News

Juventus – Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini are both ruled out until after the international break for Juventus. Mario Lemina is suspended after being sent off in the reverse fixture.

Claudio Marchisio is back and has stepped up his return in recent games with appearances off the bench and coud be an option to start here. Naija and Bet

Dani Alves was rested in the 2-1 win over Napoli at the weekend but should return to the starting XI here, with Stephan Lichtsteiner ineligible.

Lyon – Rafael was sent off at the weekend but that suspension does not carry over into European competition. Lyon were without a number of first team players at the weekend and you’d expect them to be recalled to the starting XI here.

It remains to be seen what formation they will play having switched between a back three and back four throughout the campaign.


Match Facts

Juventus have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last 4 matches against Lyon in all competitions.

Juventus have won their last 4 matches against Lyon in all competitions.

Juventus have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 UEFA Champions League matches.

Juventus are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches (UEFA Champions League)

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Juventus has 1.45 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Lyon has 7.97 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 4.72.



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