Lyon vs Barcelona Betting Preview – 19/02/2019

Lyon vs Barcelona Betting Preview – 19/02/2019

Lyon vs Barcelona

Lyon faces the daunting task of taking on Barcelona in the round of 16 in the Champions League, Bruno Génésio will be hoping his side can take a positive result with them to the Nou Camp in the second leg. Lyon are having a good season in Ligue One and should provide Barcelona with some sort of challenge on Tuesday. The Spanish side is once again topping La Liga and look in good shape to progress onto the quarter-finals. Ernesto Valverde’s men sit as second favourites to win the Champions League this season, falling just behind Manchester City. Out of the six times, these two sides have met, Barca have never lost and have won on four occasions.

There is no hiding the fact that this will be a tough game for Lyon, but even Barcelona can have off days which Bruno Génésio will be hoping for. The hosts find themselves up in third place in Ligue One and with there being just four points separating them from second, could climb another spot before the end of the season. Lyon have lost just one of their last eight games and have secured six wins along the way. Their most recent fixture saw them go up against Guingamp who they beat 2-1. The hosts do arrive as heavy underdogs and can be backed with SkyBet for a price of 16/5.

If Lyon are to see any success on Tuesday they will need a big performance from their top goalscorer Nabil Fekir. Fekir had bagged eleven goals this season and can be backed to score anytime on Tuesday at a price of 4/1. Despite being in good form over the last five games, Lyon rarely keeps a clean sheet and with Barca as their opponents, keeping a clean sheet looks unlikely. Betway has both teams to score priced at 1/2.

Barcelona will be looking to secure at least a draw in the first leg to take back with them to the Nou Camp as they are a much stronger side on home turf. Valverde’s men sit up in first place in La Liga ahead of second place by seven points. The Catalan side has won just two of their last five games but remains unbeaten during those fixtures with three of them ending in draws. Barca picked up three points in their latest fixture though against Real Valladolid who they beat 1-0. SkyBet is offering odds of 3/4 for Barcelona to win.

Barcelona are by far the highest scoring side in La Liga with 61 goals scored and with ten in their last five looks in good shape to score on Tuesday. Bet365 are offering 4/7 for Barcelona to score over 1.5 goals. Lionel Messi is bound to cause his French opponents problems on Tuesday with the forward having another incredible season. Messi has bagged 28 goals this season and can be backed to score against Lyon with Betway for a price of 8/13.

Recommended Bets:

Barcelona to win at 3/4 SkyBet – BET HERE

Both teams to score at 1/2 Betway – BET HERE

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