Bayern vs Lyon Betting Predictions and Odds
Can the scare of favorites Lyon stop the unstoppable Bayern?
FC Bayern Munich is still missing two steps to triple. After the historic 8-2 victory over FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals, Bayern is the top contenders to win the Champions League.
That alone shows the starting position before this game – at least on the betting market. Because before the semi-final game Bayern vs Lyon, the betting odds speak a clear language in favor of the German double winner.
The fact that the role of favorites on paper in this modified tournament with only one knockout game on neutral turf does not necessarily have to be very meaningful, became clear when Atletico Madrid or Manchester City were eliminated.
Who knows, maybe Bayern are having a harder time against Lyon than expected, after all, this completely surprising city shot out of the competition beforehand. Therefore, before the match, Bayern vs Lyon put the tip on under 2.5 with odds of around 3.40 for interesting value.
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5
🔸 Odds: 3.40
Lyon – Statistics & current form
That Olympique Lyon is the clear underdog in this semifinals, make it clear before Lyon vs Bayern also the odds of bookmakers – but of course, the outsider role of the French is not surprising.
After a completely mixed season, the Lyonnais finished the (prematurely) French league in seventh place, thus missing out on international business. This was also missed through the Ligacup back door, after the forced break in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue, Lyon lost the final against Paris Saint-Germain very close on penalties, with a final victory OL would have made it into the Europa League.
Lyon is an outsider
The last chance to play internationally next year is to win the Champions League. Two wins separate Lyon from the title, but now you have to pass the mighty Bayern first. But the outsider role, it is Lyon extremely well, as the surprise successes in the previous two knockout rounds show.
Nobody expected anything from the French, and yet they surprisingly threw the Italian record champions, Juventus Turin, out of the competition (1: 0, 1: 2) in the round of 16 thanks to the away goals rule (1: 0, 1: 2) before a real coup in the 3: 1 against Pep Guardiola in Manchester City Quarterfinals succeeded.
Tactical plan like against City?
The 3-1 success certainly sets the course against Bayern, because against City Lyon played tactically smart, stood compact behind, lurked for opportunities, and switched to winning the ball at lightning speed. Lyon City countered three times in an exemplary manner – and that Bayern is open and vulnerable at the back was just shown in the early stages of their game against FC Barcelona. So this tactical plan could work again.
Anyone who thinks that OL will land the next surprise success in the outsider role and knock out the next favorite will find before the game Lyon vs Bayern for the prediction on Lyons victory astonishing odds of up to 12.50 in front. You can find an overview of the best odds of betting providers in the betting base odds comparison below.
The probable formation of Lyon:
↳ Lopes – Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal – Dubois, Bruno Guimaraes, Cornet – Caqueret, Aouar – Toko Ekambi, Depay
Last matches from Lyon:
Champions League finals
⚽️ 08/15 2020 Manchester City 1 – 3 Lyon
⚽️ 08/07 2020 Juventus Turin 2 – 1 Lyon
⚽️ 07/31 2020 Paris Saint-Germain (6) 0 – 0 (5) Lyon
Club friendship games
⚽️ 07/24 2020 Lyon 3 – 2 Antwerp
⚽️ 07/22 2020 KAA Gent 2 – 3 Lyon
Bayern – Statistics & current form
A look at the results and the incredibly strong run, and you understand immediately why Bayern Munich is a big favorite with betting providers, in the semifinals as in the entire CL tournament: Munich has been unbeaten in 28 competitive games, the last defeat is dated on December 7th, a 1: 2 in the Bundesliga at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
So the team of coach Hansi Flick walked unbeaten in the league in the second half to the championship title (16 wins and one draw from 17 games), was able to preserve this strong form even after the league ended and transfer it to the Champions League.
Impressive performance and start record
Because the performance against FC Barcelona at 8-2 in the quarter-finals was nothing short of impressive. A statement victory that underpins the ambitions of Munich: The second triple in the club’s history is to come, Lyon is therefore only a transit station in the semi-finals. Against Barça, everything was right at Bayern, the pressing, the running strength, the unpredictability in the attack, and of course the exploitation of chances.
Bayern is only the second team to have won all nine Champions League games so far, a feat that only FC Barcelona in 2002/03 achieved.
So it’s no wonder that before the semi-final game Lyon vs. Bayern only gives odds of 1.25 on Bayern’s tip victory in a three-way. Even a handicap win for Munich only has odds of 1.59 on average, so the bookmakers see the German record champions so clearly in front.
Perisic or Coman?
But Bayern OL must not underestimate, of course, otherwise they could end up like Manchester City or Juventus, who also failed as favorites against the brave French, who had nothing to lose and won everything.
It is to be expected that coach Flick will again rely on the identical starting eleven from the victory over Barcelona. The only question mark is on the front left of the wing: Will Ivan Perisic start again, or will Flick let the faster and more dribbling Kingsley Coman take on his compatriots?
The probable formation of Bayern:
↳ Neuer – Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Goretzka, Thiago – Gnabry, Müller, Perisic – Lewandowski
Last games from Bayern:
Champions League finals
⚽️ 08/14 2020 Barcelona 2 – 8 Bayern Munich
⚽️ 08/08 2020 Bayern Munich 4 – 1 Chelsea London
Club friendship games
⚽️ 07/31 2020 Bayern Munich 1 – 0 Marseille
⚽️ 07/04 2020 Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 4 Bayern Munich
⚽️ 06/27 2020 Vfl Wolfsburg 0 – 4 Bayern Munich
Lyon vs Bayern Direct comparison
There have already been eight duels between Olympique Lyon and FC Bayern Munich in the Champions League; the first took place in 2000. The overall balance speaks in favor of the German record champions, who won four of these games, with two draws and two wins for Lyon.
Both teams met once in the semi-finals of the premier class – at that time Bayern won both games (1-0, 3-0) and easily made it to the final.
Lyon vs Bayern – Betting odds comparison – Champions League
🔹 Betting Prediction: Lyon
🔸 Odds: 12.00
🔹 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔸 Odds: 7.50
🔹 Betting Prediction: Bayern
🔸 Odds: 1.20
Lyon vs Bayern Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer Experts
David versus Goliath is almost an understatement when you look at the semi-final game Lyon vs. Bayern looks at the betting odds. The bookmakers don’t trust OL to win. Although they defeated Manchester City in the previous round, Lyon vs. Bayern’s odds on the tip of the French are a sensational 11.80 on average.
Bayern is too strong at the moment, too impressed against FC Barcelona for Lyon to be credited with another coup. But it should be remembered: The French feel most comfortable in the role of outsiders.
Odds probabilities for win Lyon / draw / win Bayern:
1: 7% X: 12% 2: 81%
Lyon vs Bayern – betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.33
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 3.40
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 1.75
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 2.00
Key facts – Lyon vs Bayern tips
⭐️ FC Bayern Munich has been unbeaten in 28 competitive games
⭐️ Bayern have won all nine Champions League games to date
⭐️ The CL title in Lyon’s last chance for an international 2020/21 start ticket
Nonetheless, we also think that Bayern will progress, but given the odds, a tip on Bayern’s victory in the normal three-way is not worthwhile.
We decide in the eagerly anticipated duel Lyon vs Bayern for the prediction handicap victory for Bayern. We bet 5 units on this tip.