Juventus hosts Olympique Lyonnais
Juventus hosts Olympique Lyonnais at the Allianz Stadium in a second leg from the Champions League 1/8-finals. The French club won the first game, but this tie is far from being over. Let’s preview it in our football prediction betting tips today.
It surprised a lot of people, but Olympique Lyonnais won the first leg against Juventus back in February. Lucas Tousart scored the winner in Wojciech Szczesny’s net, while the Bianconeri were unable to equalise. Now Juventus are against the wall and they must be really clinical if they want to neutralize Lyonnais’ advantage.
Juventus won the Serie A title again, but there are rumours that Maurizio Sarri will be sacked if the team don’t eliminate the French side. Winning the Champions League is the Old Lady’s greatest ambition at the moment, so being beaten by Olympique Lyonnais would not be accepted very well by the fans and the board. There’s a huge pressure on Sarri’s shoulders right now.
Juventus lost their last Serie A games, but this should not mislead you – they were already champions, so Sarri made a lot of rotations in his line-up. The Bianconeri will be back in full strenght on Friday.
For Olympique Lyonnais it’d be a massive achievement if they eliminate Juventus from the Champions League. Les Gones were 7th in the standings when the Ligue 1 was canceled, while recently they lost the Coupe de la Ligue final against PSG. It was a mediocre season for the club, but qualifying for the Champions League 1/4-finals would be something completely different.
In our football prediction betting tips today we warn you that this tie is far from over. Yes, Olympique Lyonnais achieved a great result in the first leg, but Juventus will be more than ready to fight back. Despite of the result in France, we believe the Italians are the strong favourites here.