Barcelona v Lyon Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 13/03/19

Barcelona v Lyon Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Rajan Hothi (@RajanHothi_) previews Barcelona v Lyon and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday’s second-leg by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

  • 2019 Profit & Loss: -9.25pts

Barcelona v Lyon Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 13/03/19
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Camp Nou
  • Channel: BT Sports 3

Barcelona will be looking to use their recent good form to their advantage as they host Lyon in the second-leg.

Following a 0-0 stalemate in France, the hosts will be desperate not to concede an away goal which would put them in real trouble.

Recent back-to-back derby wins against Real Madrid alongside a win against Rayo Vallecano has seen the La Liga leaders come into this clash in high spirits but they know that their opponents will be no pushovers.

Since the first-leg, Lyon have played four games and they’ve managed to wins in these games. A disappointing loss to Monaco and a draw to Strasbourg saw the French outfit drop points.

While they may sit in third spot in the division, league-leaders Paris Saint-Germain are 21 points ahead of Lyon.

Bruno Génésio’s side know that an early away goal will unsettle the hosts and their fans who are expecting a comprehensive win.

Team News

Thomas Vermaelen, Rafinha and Ousmane Dembélé are all set to miss out for the hosts with injuries.

The visitors will be without Amine Gouiri while Marcelo and Rafael could be doubts for the second-leg but the former should be fit enough.

Potential Barcelona Starting XI: Ter Stegen, Alba, Umtiti, Piqué, Roberto, Vidal, Busquets, Rakitic, Coutinho, Suárez, Messi

Potential Lyon Starting XI: Lopez, Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy, Aouar, N’Dombele, Depay, Fekir, Traore, Dembele

Head To Head

  • Barcelona 4, Draws 3, Lyon 0
  • The French side are yet to beat Barcelona but this would be the perfect place for them to get their first win against the Spanish giants.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Barcelona have won their last 3 home matches against Lyon in all competitions.
  • In their last six Champions League games, Lyon have drawn six.
  • Barcelona are ruthless at home and have showcased this in La Liga, scoring 42 goals in 14 games.

Betting Odds

  • Barcelona 3/11
  • Draw 31/5
  • Lyon 12/1

The Verdict

Despite holding Barcelona to a stalemate in France, Lyon could have their work cut out by a ruthless Barcelona side who dismantle sides in front of their own fans.

Lyon have the added boost of Nabil Fekir who is back from suspension but with players such as Coutinho, Messi and Suarez it’s hard to look past the hosts.

Alongside domestic success, the Catalan side would love European success and they’ll be looking to kill this tie off early.

Recommended Bets

  • 2pts – Barcelona HT/FT- 3/4 (Ladbrokes)