Olympique Lyonnais hosts RB Leipzig in a match from Group G of the UEFA Champions League
Olympique Lyonnais hosts RB Leipzig in a match from Group G of the UEFA Champions League. We got you covered for this game at the Groupama Stadium in our Champios League predictions for today.
Being third in the standings with 7 points won, Olympique Lyonnais must chase a win at any cost here in order to progress towards the 1/8-finals. Les Gones have the same amount of points as the second Zenit, while RB Leipzig are at the top of the group with 10 points. This means that for the German team even a draw is going to be completely enough to win the group. That’s a simple task for them – just don’t lose on French soil.
Olympique Lyonnais have the confidence of a team which already beat RB Leipzig once. This happened in the beginning of October when Les Gones secured a 2-0 win at the Red Bull Arena. Memphis Depay and Martin Terrier were the people who scored the two winning goals for the French side. This is when Olympique Lyonnais were still managed by Sylvinho, who was sacked soon after this.
RB Leipzig on the other hand didn’t allow this loss to hurt them. This is actually RB Leipzig’s only loss in this group so far. In the other three games the Germans achieved three wins and made one draw. They have a pretty solid performance so far in the Champions League. If they manage to win the group, this is going to be the cherry on the top for them.
In our Champions League predictions we expect a tactical battle between the two managers Rudi Garcia and Julian Nagelsmann. Olympique Lyonnais are chasing a win at any cost, while RB Leipzig will be satisfied with a draw, too. But it doesn’t mean that they will play for a draw – this is going to be a dangerous strategy.