Champions League Match Preview: Lyon vs Barcelona

Lyon have only lost one of their last nine matches. They are underdogs in this tie but should not be overlooked. They have already beaten Paris Saint-Germain this year and were unbeaten against Manchester City in the group stages of the Champions League.

Barcelona are unbeaten in their last six but have drawn three of their last four in all competitions. They have struggled to score goals in recent matches, failing to net more than once in each of their last three outings. That will be a concern for Ernesto Valverde.

Lyon have struggled to keep clean sheets at home, which bodes well for the visitors. Everything points towards an entertaining match, though the absence of Nabil Fekir is a blow for the home side.

Team News

Lyon- Lyon star Nabil Fekir is suspended for the first leg and that is a huge blow for the French side.

Jason Denayer and Tanguy NDombele, who both would normally start for Lyon, could also be missing for the home team. Various betting options are available on site for today games

Maxwel Cornet and Bertrand Traore are in competition for a starting spot on the right wing against Barcelona.

Martin Terrier also impressed against Guingamp on Friday night and will push Memphis Depay for a spot in attack.

Barcelona- Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele have both recovered from injury problems in recent weeks and will be fine to start on Tuesday.

With Arthur ruled out for the rest of the month with a hamstring injury, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic should be safe to play either side of Sergio Busquets in midfield.

Clement Lenglet was rested at the weekend, which suggests he will start alongside Gerard Pique on Tuesday. Samuel Umtiti is back in training but hasn’t played since November and may have to settle for a place on the bench against his former club.

Match Facts

Lyon have drawn their last 5 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Lyon in all competitions.

Barcelona are undefeated in their last 6 UEFA Champions League matches.

Barcelona are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Lyon in all competitions.

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As at the time this post Lyon has 4.49 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Barcelona has 1.82 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.97.

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