Manchester City vs. Lyon Match Analysis and Prediction

The Champions League quarter-finals are getting heated with the finals near the horizon. This will see side Manchester City take on Lyon this Weekend. The match schedules Saturday with the venue in Lisbon, kickoff at 10 pm.

Manchester City managed to move into the last eight after edging out Real Madrid with a 4-2 aggregate. Lyon managed to edge off side Juventus with a 2-2 aggregate with most away goals pushing the side to quarterfinals.

Pep Guardiola is trying to make up for an unimpressive run in the Premier League that saw the side surrender the title to side Liverpool. The side is currently the only Premier League team at this level of competition.

The Citizens are focused on clinching the title for the first time under Pep. However, Lyon poses a lot of threat given the side’s tenacity at this stage of the competition. A penalty converted on the spot by Memphis Depay was all needed to book a ticket to Lisbon for the side.

The side is one of the two teams in Ligue One, making it to this last stage of the Champions League. This marks the side’s first appearance in the quarter-finals since 2009-10. The side has only progressed in one of four times at this stage of the competition.

Manchester City vs. Lyon Head to Head

Both sides have faced each other twice with Lyon picking one win while Manchester City yet to register a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Home

Man City 2-1 Real Madrid

Man City 5-0 Norwich City

Watford 0-4 Man City

Arsenal 2-0 Man City

Man City 2-1 Bournemouth

Away

Juventus 2-1 Lyon

Paris 0 (6) – 0(5) Lyon

Gent 2-3 Lyon

Lyon 2-1 Lyon

Lyon 0-2 Rangers

Manchester City Team News

Despite the injury to talisman Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus has proved his worth in leading the attacking line. Jesus is involved in more Champions League goals for the side with six goals and three assists. Benjamin Mendy is back after a suspension. However, Pep found favor is Joao Cancelo in the left-back position.

Lyon Team News

After starting on the bench in their last outing, Dembele is back in the starting lineup. Depay finally nailed six goals in the Champions League and set to start the attacking line. Jason Denayer, who spent his early career without breaking in the squad, will be up against the Citizens.

Prediction and Odds

Both sides are real threats to proceed to the semi-finals, but we expect Man City to progress due to the squad depth.

Man City Win

Goals Under 3.5

Most Goals: 2H

 

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