Lyon vs Barcelona Preview, Tips and Odds

Lyon will take on Barcelona on Tuesday in a 1st leg of their 1/8 final tie in the Champions League knockout stages. Ten years ago the teams met at the same stage of the competition, with the Spanish side triumphing and then went on to win the title. Both teams got back on winning ways in their domestic leagues, with Barca able to put an end to their streak of three consecutive draws. Lyon had to face another of the tournament favorites in the face of Manchester City in the group stages and they performed admirably, recording a win in England and a draw at home.

Lyon vs Barcelona Head to Head

Head to HeadLast H2H gameLast H2H gamesLast games home/away
LyonLoss0 W/ 2 D/ 4 L0 W/ 2 D/ 1 L
BarcelonaWin4 W/ 2 D/ 0 L1 W/ 2 D/ 0 L

Last game between the teams: 11.03.2009 Barcelona – Lyon 5:2; Thierry Henry 25’, 27’, Lionel Messi 40’, Samuel Eto’о 43’, Seydou Keita 90’; Jean Makoun 44’, Juninho Pernambucano 48’; Juninho Pernambucano was sent off with straight red card in the 90’
Last game at this venue: 24.02.2009 Lyon – Barcelona 1:1; Juninho Pernambucano 7’; Thierry Henry 67’

Worth mentioning: The teams have met six times since 2000, as they were twice drawn in the same group, but the last meeting was on the same stage of the competition – 1/8 finals a tie Barca won 6:3 on aggregate. Again the first leg was played in Lyon and the hosts took an early lead, only to see Barcelona to equalize in the second half. The last three meetings between the sides ended with both teams scoring, while in total four games featured over 2,5 goals and also four times the meetings ended with both opponents hitting the back of the net. All of the three meetings in Lyon shared that feat, while only the last game there did not see more than two goals scored.

Lyon vs Barcelona Stats

As of 17.02Last gameLast 10 gamesLast 5 games home/away
LyonWin6 W/ 2 D/ 2 L3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L
BarcelonaWin6 W/ 3 D/ 1 L2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L

Last game Lyon: 15.02.2019 Lyon – Guingamp 2:1; Martin Terrier 15’, Nabil Fekir 35’; Felix Eboa Eboa 21’
Last game Barcelona: 16.02.2019 Barcelona – Valladolid 1:0; Lionel Messi 43’ (penalty); Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the 85’
Top performers Lyon: Nabil Fekir 8 goals 3 assists, Moussa Dembele 7 goals 2 assists, Houssem Aouar 6 goals 2 assists.
Top performers Barcelona: Lionel Messi 22 goals 10 assists, Luis Suarez 15 goals 5 assists, Ousmane Dembele 8 goals 3 assists.

Last 10 gamesGoals scored:concededOver 2,5 goalsGoal / GoalClean sheets

Worth mentioning: Both teams recorded narrow victories in the weekend in their respective leagues. The last three Lyon victories were achieved by a 2:1 result. None of Barcelona last three outings produced over 2,5 goals and the Catalan side were unable to score more than a single goal in any of them.

Lyon vs Barcelona News

Missing players Lyon: Ousseynou Ndiaye, Rafael da Silva, Amine Gouiri.
Missing players Barcelona: Arthur, Jasper Cillessen, Rafinha Alcantara, Samuel Umtiti.

Lyon vs Barcelona Predictions

Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals – 1.80 @ bet365

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