Champions League / RB Leipzig vs Olympique Lyon – The Group G is probably the most balanced and after the first round Leipzig occupies the first place after away victory. Lyon merely drew at home and cannot be satisfied, just like with their results in the French Ligue 1 where they occupy mere 11th place. Leipzig is the second in the Bundesliga but they lost for the first time last weekend. This is going to be their first head-to-head ever.
Game RB Leipzig vs Olympique Lyon begins 02.10.2019 at 21:00 CET
All good things must come to an end and Leipzig was defeated on Saturday for the first time this season. It happened at home in the 6th Bundesliga round, and the defeat wasn’t expected. In first five rounds Leipzig won four and drew one match, with Bayern, while on last Saturday it lost to Schalke. The guests won by 3-1 and there is no excuse for the defeat since almost the strongest team played and no player had rested. Now, there will changes for sure as they want to continue winning in the Champions League after they won Benfica 2-1 in Lisbon in the first round. Konate, Klostermann, Laimer and Nkunku are going to be starters now.
Probable lineups Leipzig: Gulacsi – Konate, Upamecano, Orban – Klostermann, Laimer, Halstenberg – Sabitzer, Nkunku – Y. Poulsen, Ti. Werner
After Lyon scored nine goals in first two rounds and didn’t receiving a single one it seemed that this could be an unforgettable season. Now, the situation looks completely different as after those two triumphs Lyon won no more matches. They played six league matches afterwards and drew and lost by three times. They didn’t start well the Champions League either given they merely drew with Zenit at their stadium 1-1. It's hard to tell do they have solution for the crisis but they played again very waekly on Saturday and lost to Nantes 1-0at home. That is why there will definitely changes in the team, while Traore is questionabl.
Probable lineups Lyon: A. Lopes – Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Kone – Tousart, T. Mendes, Aouar – Cornet, Dembele, Depay
Betting Pick: Leipzig vs Lyon
If we judge by the teams results made before Leipzig is a great favourite to win the match but Lyon shouldn’t be written off in advance as they can always play a good match. Perhaps they cannot win in Leipzig but it is not likely that the home team totally dominates.
Pick: Asian handicap + 1 Lyon
Odds: 1.84 at 888sport (down to 1.74 can be played)
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