Lyon pulled off a major upset when they beat Manchester City on the Champions League match day 1 this season. The Cityzens have since recovered from that slump to win three of their last three Champions League games, and Pep Guardiola’s side would qualify for the knockout stages should they secure a 4th straight win in this game.
Lyon’s win in the reverse of this game means that they can qualify for the next round if they can cause a second defeat of the season on the Premier League leaders.
This group is a high scoring group with both if these teams among Europe’s biggest scorers so far. All of the games that have been played in this group has ended in 3 or more goals been scored and Lyon come into this match having lost just one of their last 14 home games, so we could be in for another cracking affair here.
Lyon have proved to be a strong team to break down and City could struggle here as well, as they took more than 85 minutes to get the winning goal against Hoffenheim.
Lyon have hosted English opposition nine times previously in European competitions, winning two, drawing six and losing one.
Manchester City have visited French clubs twice previously in UEFA competitions and have yet to win, losing one and drawing one.
Both of City’s previous games in France contained over 3.5 goals.