Benfica v Lyon Tips & Predictions
23rd October 2019 – 20:00
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Match Preview & Team News
Benfica need a three-pointer in the third-round fixture against Lyon to avoid being cut adrift in the group, following their defeats to Leipzig and Zenit in the opening two rounds. They will try and take advantage of Lyon’s poor momentum in Ligue 1 where the visitors have been struggling badly to find goals lately.
Les Gones produced another uninspiring performance in the weekend’s goalless draw at home to bottom-half strugglers Dijon. They are strugglers themselves now, having won only two of ten domestic league affairs so far. The dreadful opening to the season sees them sit fourth from bottom in Ligue 1 where they are winless in eight consecutive games. The team failed to find the net in four of the last five league matches.
The horrendous form caused the managerial change. Lyon parted ways with Slyvinho who was in charge in only 11 games this season. The former Lille, Roma, and Marseille head coach Rudi Garcia took charge, but the team did not shine on his debut in the aforementioned goalless draw to Dijon on Saturday.
The visitors will be hoping to build on the performance they showed in the 0-2 victory over Leipzig in the second round of the Champions League. They should have room to improve the poor attacking form against Benfica who shipped five goals in the opening two games in the competition.
The Eagles sit second in the Portuguese Primeira Liga standings after seven rounds. They won four consecutive league matches but lost the derby to Porto 0-2 at home beforehand.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The draw looks to be the closest of three outcomes in the clash between two out-of-form sides here. It is paid at the 27/10 odds.
Goals Market Prediction
Neither of the two sides can be particularly proud of their form at the start of the season. We find the value in the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 11/10 odds.
Benfica v Lyon tips:
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