Olympique Lyonnais and Benfica face each other at the Groupama Stadium
Olympique Lyonnais and Benfica face each other at the Groupama Stadium in a game from Group G of the Champions League. We will follow this French-Portuguese clash in our Champions League predictions.
The situation in this group looks very interesting, because all of the four teams are separated by just three points at the moment. Olympique Lyonnais are currently third with 4 points, being on par with the second Zenit. Meanwhile Benfica are fourth with three points, but a win in France could allow the Portuguese giants to make a big climb in the standings.
When these two teams met two weeks ago at the Estadio da Luz in Lisboa, Benfica celebrated a 2-1 win over Les Gones. Rafa Silva opened the score for Benfica after just four minutes of playing, but Memphis Depay equalised for the Frenchmen. It was Pizzi who secured the win for the Eagles just five minutes before the end of the match.
Now it’s time to revenge for Olympique Lyonnais. This is going to be Rudi Garcia’s second game in the Champions League since he replaced the sacked Sylvinho. And maybe it’s time for a first win?
Rudi Garcia already enjoyed his first two wins in the French Ligue 1. In their last two matches in the league Olympique Lyonnais achieved wins over Metz (2-0) and Toulouse (2-3). For Garcia it was a difficult beginning at his new club, but now he seems more confident.
Meanwhile Benfica are flawless in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. The Eagles are performing amazingly good, having a record of 9 wins and one loss from 10 games played. Right now they have 5 points advantage in front of the 2nd Porto.
That’s our Champions League predictions for the match between Olympique Lyonnais and Benfica on Tuesday. Both teams are pretty close to each other in the group standings and both teams are doing good lately in their domestic leagues, so we expect a really competitive game here. It’s going to be unpredictable!