After playing the final in 2015, Juventus can no longer be happy with anything less than winning the title. They have been present in the latter stages of the Champions League almost permanently in the last 20 years, much like their opposition – but Lyon are far from their best year at the moment.
Will they be able to produce anything at home against the Italian giants, or will we see another typical Juventus walkover?
Lyon vs Juventus – 18/10/2016
Betting Odds: Lyon 5.50 or 9/2 Draw 3.75 or 11/4 Juventus 1.72 or 8/11
Juventus have only dropped points twice this season. A loss against Inter in Derby D’Italia and a 0-0 draw against Sevilla in the Champions League. Not only are all their other games wins, but they are convincing wins – they game simply works.
They have three forwards (Dybala, Higuain and Madzukici) which are in top form and can score against any defense, their midfield works brilliantly and their defense is as strong as ever. The only slight bad news are some injuries – Pjaca, Chiellini and Rugani – but given the value of their squad, these can quickly be overcome.
On the other hand, Lyon are looking anything but good so far. Losing against Sevilla was a bitter blow to their qualification chances, and their form in the domestic league is awful. They’ve lost against teams like Dijon or Lorient, accidents that really shouldn’t happen so soon and so often.
Juventus will pose an entirely different threat, and since they will be properly motivated, it’s hard to think the French team will be able to stop them.
Lyon vs Juventus Betting Tips
Thus, our prediction for this game is Juventus to win and under 4,5 or 3,5 goal bet is also a good idea. Dybala is our favorite player from the Juventus squad for this game, especially after scoring twice against Udinese – so if you’re looking for a goalscoarer, he is the most likely candidate – especially since he takes their penalties as well. Good luck!
AH Full Time: Juventus (-1): 2.27 or 5/4 with ComeOn
Paulo Dybala Anytime: 2.30 or 13/10 with ComeOn