Lyon vs Juventus – Champions League :Lyon reached these 8th finals of the Champions League
Lyon vs Juventus –After advancing in 2nd place of a group with Leipzig, Benfica and Zenit. The French side was actually on a very complicated situation to advance,
but on the last round they’ve managed to reach that 2nd place, benefiting from the help of Benfica on the other match.
Rudi García’s team has been having a season full of ups and downs, being the negative surprise of the Ligue 1, where they are out of the European spots at this point.
On the past Friday, they’ve gotten a hard-fought victory away from home against Metz (0-2).
Juventus advanced with ease, winning a group that also included Atlético de Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow, having won 5 matches and only drawing 1 during the group stage.
The team from Turin will fight for the Champions League title as their primary objective, as it has been for a couple of years, even because their dominance has been unquestioned in the Serie A.
This season, however, that’s not the case, since Lazio and Inter are steady on the pursuit to the leaders. On the weekend, Juventus have gotten their 2nd consecutive victory, on the visit to SPAL (2-1), where they still struggled a bit at the end.
It’s certain that both teams, each on their own level, have been performing below the expectations this season.
In any case, I see this Juventus being on a much higher level than Lyon, a team that already on the group stage didn’t seem very interesting collectively speaking.
Rudi García hasn’t been managing to maximize the individual talents that Lyon has, and they will be facing a Juventus side that has been unstable in the Serie A
but that should travel to France wanting to take care of this knockout tie already, even because the Champions League has been their primary focus, as Sarri showed on the last round of the group stage,
where they travelled to Germany and defeated Leverkusen despite already being qualified and having the 1st place ensured.
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Lyon vs Juventus – Betting Tips: :
Upon the expectation of a Juventus side fully focused on winning the match and putting themselves on a good position for the 2nd leg, I see a lot of value on taking the Italians to win against a Lyon that,
even considering the possibility of the team transcending itself on a different scenario like this one, is still well below one of the biggest contenders to reach the final of this edition of the Champions League.