Lyon vs Juventus Prediction: Champions League Match on 26.02.2020
The Champions League has been a successful competition for Cristiano Ronaldo throughout his career, but this season he will be looking to join esteemed company by becoming only the second player ever to win the competition with three different clubs. The first step to achieving that will come against Lyon.
Juventus will be judged on their success this season in this competition. They managed to progress through the group stages of the competition with ease as they held off the pressure from Atletico Madrid to take top spot. Domestically they are also in a fight this season to win the Serie A title, with both Inter Milan and Lazio hoping to end Juventus’ dominant period. Juventus will go into this fixture in excellent form having won their last two league games. As well as this, they have also won three of their last four fixtures.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in excellent form throughout the season, as he has scored 21 goals in 21 games in Serie A. The Portuguese superstar will be crucial to their chances of excelling in Europe, but in truth, they should have little problem getting past Lyon in this tie.
The French side have been in poor form over recent weeks, and that has led to their chances of achieving a top-four finish dip. They have won just once in their last five, with that victory coming in their last game in Ligue 1. They held on to beat Metz 2-0, with the goals being scored by Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar. Lyon dominated throughout, but this fixture against Juventus will be a completely different proposition. It could be a night to forget for the home side against the Old Lady.
Head To Head
Lyon and Juventus have met on five occasions in the past. The French side are yet to record a win, while Juventus have won on four occasions. The only other meeting ended in a draw. The last meeting between the sides was in 2016, as they drew 1-1 in Italy.
Lyon Team News
Memphis Depay will be the big miss for the hosts, while Rafael da Silva and Youssouf Kone will also be missing.
Juventus Team News
Douglas Costa, Merih Demiral and Miralem Pjanic will all be missing for the visitors. Gonzalo Higuain could be set to return for the Old Lady.
Juventus should pick up the win in this fixture relatively easily. They are by far the better side, and Ronaldo will likely have a big impact on the win.
Tip: Cristiano Ronaldo to score and Juventus to win
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