FC Barcelona vs FC Lyon Free Betting Tips 13.03.2019

On Wednesday evening, Lyon will visit the second leg of the knockout round at FC Barcelona. It comes to the duel of two teams that are unbeaten in this Champions League season. The first leg in Lyon ended with a goalless 0-0 draw. Kick off on Wednesday at 21:00.

FC Barcelona vs Olympique Lyon / Champions League – Right after the draw it was clear that Barcelona is a great favourite to win Lyon but after the 1st leg the Catalans have no advantage. The first match had ended as a goalless draw despite Barcelona’s dominance and Lyons should be satisfied with such result. Barcelona will enjoy now the home-field advantage and it is chance to finish the job; on top of it they are in good shape and have four-game winning streak. Lyon merely drew last weekend and had lost all three previous matches played at the Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona

One of the top favorites to the title is already slightly under pressure in the second leg of the second leg. After a goalless draw in the first duel, the team must win at home to solve the ticket for the quarter-finals. For the twelfth time in a row this would be achieved. The last triumph was celebrated 4 years ago, where they defeated Juventus 3-1 in the final. Due to the current favorites dying, among others, already separated from Real Madrid and Paris St. Germain, the Blaugrana hope to be able to hold the handlepipe again in this season. The Catalans managed together with the Tottenham Hotspur promotion from the group phase in the KO phase. They remained unbeaten in the previous 7 games and can have a goal difference of 14: 5 goals. They beat PSV Eindhoven 4-0 in the group stage, beating Inter Milan 2-0 and the game against Tottenham ended 1-1 with a late goal from Harry Kane. In the domestic Camp Nou stadium was lost throughout the season, La Liga included anyway only one game. Ernesto Valverde’s team have been unbeaten in ten matches, with plenty of self-confidence with the two El Clasico victories over Real Madrid. With 69 goals in 27 league games, the team represents one of the best offensives in Europe. 3.00 goals are scored per game, 1.14 are cashed. With an average of 4.14 goals per home game fall, we can expect a scorching game in any case. Especially in the final phase, the team can refill again. A total of 19 goals were scored after the 75th minute, absolute best in Spain. To stay in rhythm the coach did not spare any regulars at the weekend in a 3-1 win over Rayo Vallecano. With Superstar Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez also the two top stars could register in the shooter list. Only named also recorded in the Champions League already 6 goals and is therefore second best scorer after Robert Lewandowski. Since 2009, the two teams no longer met each other, then Barca could also prevail in the second round with a total score of 6: 3. In general, the French were not allowed to celebrate full success in 7 duels.

Olympique Lyon

The young squad of Bruno Genesio will have a lot to offer in Barcelona. However, the team is unbeaten this season in the Champions League. Of the previous 7 games but ended all 6 of them with a draw. The only victory came on the first matchday away at Manchester City. With the achieved 8 points, the team was able to prevail against TSG Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk. Only Manchester City landed in front of them in the group. In the past 3 away games they have always been able to score at least one goal. This hit would be thanks to the still existing away goals rule in a draw already gold value. This arrangement would give Lyon a draw with at least one goal already achieved. Lyon have scored at least one goal in 100% of all away games in the Champions League, as well as 71% of all away games in Ligue 1. This goal will also be sorely needed given that Lyon are not putting in a good defensive this season. Ironically, the game against FC Barcelona was the first “to zero” game since January 23. Since the start of the season, the team had to concede 48 goals, 28 of them away. In the last weekend they only managed a 2-2 win against RC Strasbourg and remained abroad for the third time in a row without any success. In contrast to the counterparty, the coach, however, spared many regulars. Both the midfield engine Tanguy NDombele, as well as the two top striker Nabil Fekir and Memphis Depay took place only on the bench. Thanks to this individually probably best team of Lyons of the last 10 years one can calculate legitimate chances to the quarterfinals. Since the 2009/10 season, the team was no longer beyond the round of the last sixteen.

FC Barcelona

Barcelona is in good rhythm and the rematch of the Champions League round of 16 comes after series of positive results. Everything indicate that the Catalans shouldn’t have any problems to pass the round; they dominated the first match and created number of chance although they failed to score so they don’t have any advantage now, except of playing at home. Surprises already happened in rematches of the round of 16 and Barcelona will be definitely very caution.

They didn’t exactly shined in period when they met Lyon for the first time and besides that draw they played three more in a row. Now, the situation is quite different as they have four-game winning streak out of which two against Real Madrid won away. They reached the final of the Copa del Rey and eliminated the greatest rival from the race for title. Barcelona also won Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano despite that their rivals were first to take a lead. Barcelona has no bigger problems with absences.

Probable lineups Barcelona: ter Stegen – S. Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, J. Alba – Busquets, Vidal, Rakitic – Messi, L. Suarez, Coutinho

Olympique Lyon

Lyon tried to outplay Barcelona in the first match and had played bravely. Fortune favours the brave and in the end they managed to avoid defeat although they could easily suffer a heavy defeat. Lyon comes to the Camp Nout without imperative since they were written off from the moment when their opponent in the round of 16 has become known. The 1st leg showed that are indeed a much weaker team. After tying the result with Barcelona they suffered an unpleasant defeat by Monaco in the French Ligue 1 but then they won Cean and reached the Cup semi-finals. On top of it came sound victory over Toulouse in the league by 5-1.

In the previous round Lyon merely drew away with Strasbourg after they had a lead of 2-0. Dembele scored both goals but they received two in just two minutes and dropped two valuable points. Right now 2nd-placed Lille has even seven points more and Marseille breathe down their neck. Stopper Marcelo is questionable for the match but nevertheless he should play, while compared to the 1st leg they will be stronger for Fekir who couldn’t play then due to suspension.

Probable lineups Olympique Lyon: A. Lopes – Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy – Ndombele, Aouar – B. Traore, Fekir, Depay – M. Dembele

Football Prediction of the Day FC Barcelona vs FC Lyon

For FC Barcelona counts after last year’s quarter-final against AS Roma only the title. With a 0-0 in the first leg you have now in the home Camp Nou stadium all the trumps in the hand. Because of consistently rather low odds on a home win, we would like to suggest you a tip Both teams meet YES. With over 4 goals falling on average per home game and also the French’s attacking strength, we believe both teams will score.

Bet Tips: FC Barcelona 

Odds: 1.25

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