Barcelona vs Lyon
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Lyon seems to be the only hope for French Football after PSG’s unceremonious exit to Manchester United. There’s a massive, massive catch though. They are taking on Barcelona, and at the Camp Nou nonetheless.
The French squad managed to hold the visiting Lionel Messi and Co to a goalless draw in the first leg. With no away goals for Barcelona to hold on, Lyon just might hold the mental edge. Last year’s Roma debacle is still fresh in every football fan’s mind.
Lyon has been playing passionately for their glory, but the Spaniards are desperate. Thrice in the last three years, they have had to witness their arch-rivals lifting the crown of Europe.
This season, it just might be their year, considering Real Madrid and PSG are already out at the Round-of-16 stage, and Juventus is almost out of the door, against Atleti.
Will Ernesto Valverde’s men take hold of the reins, or will they crumble under pressure ? Whatever it may be, a great treat is in waiting for us viewers ! ”
Barcelona vs Lyon Head-to-head (h2h):
Barcelona holds a 100% unbeaten record against Lyon n the last 20 years.
All these meetings came in the Champions League, and except for the last time, Barca managed to find the back of the net on all the other occasions.
At this venue, Barca holds a 100% winning record against Lyon.
The Spanish team managed two or more goals in all of their games at the Camp Nou.
The combined scoreline for the last three fixtures at the stadium is 10-2. in favor of Barcelona.
Barcelona vs Lyon Prediction
The Spanish Champions host their next set of foes at their favorite venue, Camp Nou. The stadium notoriously has been kind to the Blaugrana. And this Wednesday, they will once more turn towards this beautiful playground.
Barca is high on morale after their back-to-back away wins against Real Madrid. They also played a major role in ending two-thirds of their rival’s season, while Ajax took care of the third. On top of that, at the right moment, Luis Suarez seems to have found his scoring touch back. Moreover, Arthur Melo, the potential Xavi Hernandez-replacement is back after injury.
One thing that might be bothering the Blaugrana may be the injury news that has been circulating about Ousmane Dembele. Since the start of this season, he has turned himself into an integral cog of the Barca machinery.
Still, they have the ever-dependable Lionel Messi to count on, and this year he’s on a mission. Additionally, in the last 24 home fixtures, Barca has lost just twice, whereas Lyon is winless in their last three away games, losing to even the misfiring Monaco.
With the likes of Real Madrid, PSG etc already out of the competition. Barca realizes the opportunity they have been provided. After the disaster of last year, they will be keen to avoid mistakes and go all the way in 2018/19. Count on them to do that in style.
We totally expect Barca to take control of the game early on, and record a huge win as a morale-booster.