[3:45 PM] Lyon @ Juventus

What will be the match result?

Lyon: Win or Draw

@ Juventus: Win


Recent Results:

Lyon: 2-0-3

Juventus: 4-0-1


Current Odds:

Lyon: Win or Draw: (+220)

Juventus: Win: (-278)


Rafael was sent off at the weekend but that suspension does not carry over into European competition. Lyon were without a number of first team players at the weekend and you’d expect them to be recalled to the starting XI here. It remains to be seen what formation they will play having switched between a back three and back four throughout the campaign.

Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini are both ruled out until after the international break for Juventus. Mario Lemina is suspended after being sent off in the reverse fixture. Claudio Marchisio is back and has stepped up his return in recent games with appearances off the bench and coud be an option to start here.

Juventus are unbeaten in seven home matches in all competitions this season, winning six of those. They have only kept two clean sheets in that time, which will be cause for concern for Max Allegri. They are, however, yet to concede in the Champions League over their three matches.

Lyon have only won five of 14 competitive matches this season, which is a poor return. They’ve had a man sent off in each of their last two away games and have lost four of seven competitive matches on the road this season.

Juventus have triumphed 2-1 in their last two home matches against Lyon and a repeat scoreline could be on the cards once more. The home side aren’t in tremendous form, but should have more than enough to win even if they are without two star players in Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini.

StreakSmarts Pick: Juventus: Win

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick