One of the most interesting groups of this year is group H, from which we will analyze the game between Lyon and Sevilla. It’s one of those groups where the team which was seeded last (Dinamo Zagreb) can quickly destroy all the plans with one or two surprising results, while the team which was seeded first (Juventus) isn’t as dominant as Real, Barcelona or Bayern.
Sevilla vs Lyon
This being said, the games between Lyon and Sevilla will be very important for the final standings of the group. The first episode will take place in Spain, where the local team will try to forget their less-than-perfect debut in La Liga.
The departure of legendary head coach Unai Emery to PSG has left quite a few marks on the team, which is still trying to find its balance.
They managed to gain a credible 0-0 draw against Juventus on day one, but will be targeting all the 3 points against Lyon in order to take a big option for 1st or 2nd place.
Meanwhile, Lyon will also try to forget their domestic inconsistencies and the absence of Lancazette and Valbuena. The French team won against Dinamo Zagreb on day 1 and know that a good result away from home against Sevilla can help them gain a strong lead in the group.
The task won’t be easy, especially due to the defensive weakness the team has shown in recent games. It is also worth mentioning that this is the first competitive game in history between the two sides.
Sevilla vs Lyon Betting Tips
There are not a lot of predictions available for this game, but one of them is a lack of goals. Under 2,5 or 3,5 goals (depending on your risk appetite) are great ideas, in a game where both teams will concentrate more on not losing that on winning.
That’s the only clear idea we have so far – we’re looking at two inconsistent teams for which an early exit from Europe would not be the end of the world. Of course, if you feel lucky, bet on a draw. It’s more than likely to happen.