CL Match Preview : Lyon vs Sevilla

Lyon have to beat Sevilla by a margin of two goals or more to steal second place in Group H. However, they have only managed this feat in two of their last 13 matches in all competitions

Sevilla, meanwhile, still have the chance to top the group but would require Dinamo Zabgreb to take points off Juventus, which is very unlikely. The only 3 goals they have conceded in the competition came when they were reduced to 10 men against Juventus.

They have proven to be incredibly hard to break down in the Champions League this season and it would require an almighty effort from Lyon to beat Sevilla, let alone by the requirements they need to get through the group.

Team News

Lyon – Anthony Lopes is a huge doubt for the match after the Lyon goalkeeper was hit by a firecracker thrown from the stands at the weekend. Naija and Bet

This could see Mathieu Gorgelin make just his seventh appearance for Lyon and his first since January.

Sergi Darder and Rafael are a booking away from a ban but Bruno Génésio will not worry about that as they have to beat Sevilla to have any chance of progressing.

Sevilla – Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli serves a touchline ban after being sent to the stands in

their defeat to Juventus last time out. Franco Vazquez was also sent off in that match and he is suspended for the trip to France.

Vicente Iborra, Mercado and Nico Pareja are all a booking away from a ban but will play if required as Sevilla still have work to do to qualify for the next stage of the competition.

Samir Nasri has missed Sevilla’s last five matches but has travelled with the squad and could feature here.

Mariano returned to the side at the weekend after a two-game absence, which is a boost for the away side.

Match Facts

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Lyon’s last 4 games  in UEFA Champions League.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Lyon 2.16 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while  Sevilla FC has 3.41 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 3.67.


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