Match Preview: Lyon 1-0 Juventus Predictions and Betting Tips, Champions League
Tips & Predictions For Today, February 26, 2020.
League: Champions League – Play Offs – 1/8-finals
Match: 21:00 Lyon – Juventus
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 1:0 LOST
- A balanced UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage (W2, D2, L2) was enough to seal Lyon’s progression. Three of the four matches won/lost separated the teams by a margin of two goals, with the victor on the day winning the first half with a clean sheet.
- In a sequence going back to December 2016, Lyon are unbeaten in eight UCL home games (W1, D7). Five of the last seven therein produced exactly four match goals, with three (W1, D2) seeing Lyon score the first two open-play match goals.
- Juventus dominated the UCL group phase (W5, D1) with five successive wins prior to this trip. A 60% majority (three) of the five victories each saw Juventus score exactly twice beyond the hour mark, and average 1.4 goals within that time bracket across the five wins.
- Going back to 2013, Juventus have negotiated their previous three UCL Round-of-16 (R16) ties entered as group winners (W5, L1). They averaged 2.2 goals per-match across those five wins, all of which yielded a clean sheet.
- Players to watch: Houssem Aouar has netted once beyond the 80th minute in Lyon’s last three competitive wins, twice doing so decisively.
- A scorer in each of Juventus’ previous eight away fixtures, and a winning goalscorer in three of them, the immortal Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a goal between the 61st minute and full-time in three of Juventus’ last four away games.
- Stat attack: Three of Lyon’s four UCL group matches won/lost specifically saw the winning team go into the break 1-0 up.
- Juventus’ last four competitive away fixtures have seen both teams score and produced an average of 2.25 goals (either way) beyond the hour mark.
- The visitors’ last three UCL visits to French opposition have all seen them escape with a clean sheet (W2, D1).
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