Olympique Lyonnais welcomes Barcelona in a first 1/8-final from the Champions League
It’s going to be very interesting at the Groupama Stadium on Tuesday night, because Olympique Lyonnais welcomes Barcelona in a first 1/8-final from the Champions League between these two teams. Let’s examine this match in our vip soccer bets for today.
Surprising or not, Olympique Lyonnais are one of the teams which reached the 1/8-finals of the competition without a loss. Bruno Genesio’s team started its participation in the tournament with a thrilling away win over one of the favourites for the trophy Manchester City. This was a sign that Olympique Lyonnais could play a big role in the competition this season. After their 2-1 win at the Etihad, the Frenchmen recorded five consecutive draws in their group. But this was enough for them to reach the knockout phase of the Champions League.
Right now Olympique Lyonnais are in a pretty good shape. Les Gones won four of their last five matches in the league, only losing against Nice. In their last game Bruno Genesio’s boys achieved a 2-1 win over Guingamp at home. Martin Terrier and Nabil Fekir scored the winners for the home team.
Barcelona are desperate to win the Champions League this season. The Catalans have not won the competition since 2015, when they were still managed by Luis Enrique. Last year Barca suffered a very dissapointing loss against Roma at the 1/4-finals, being eliminated after a 4-1 win in the first leg.
The big news in Barca’s dressing room is the return of the central defender Samuel Umtiti. The former Lyonnais player was included in Barcelona’s squad for the game, but most likely he will start from the bench against his former club.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Champions League 1/8-final fixture between Olympique Lyonnais and Barcelona on Tuesday night.