Olympique Lyon vs 1899 Hoffenheim / Champions League – After this match in the 4th round of the Champions League, the situation in the group will be either much clearer or the most complicated. Lyon is second and they have three points more than Hoffenheim, so Lyon would with eventual victory make a big step towards the round of sixteen, while Hoffenheim would be practically eliminated from the game. But if the German team wins, then the situation could become much more complicated. Hoffenheim has made three championship victories, and Lyon in the French championship has two victories and a draw in the previous three rounds. Duels that they played in the last round ended with a score of 3-3, is the only match between these rivals so far.
Olympique Lyon vs 1899 Hoffenheim begins 07.11.2018 at 21:00 CET
Lyon is in a series of four games without defeat and they have only lost once in the previous ten matches. It was a tough defeat, but it was against the great PSG, so it is no surprise. After that, they defeated Nimes on their field with 2-0 in the championship and Angers with 2-1 as guests, and between these two duels, they played a draw with Hoffenheim in that great match when the end result was 3-3 after a lot of turnovers.
This was not a bad draw for Lyon, because they had four points on their account since they also had a sensational victory as guests over Manchester City. A draw that they played last weekend on their field against Bordeaux was disappointing because they had the lead and because they lost those two points, they now have four points less than the third position that leads to the Champions League. Compared to that duel, B.Traore could be refreshment in the team.
Probable lineups Olympique Lyon: Lopes – da Silva, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy – Ndombele, Tousart – B.Traore, Fekir, Aouar – Depay
If we do not count the Cup in which they might have consciously played with half the strength, the players from Hoffenheim have primarily caught the good form in attack. Even before the first duel with Lyon when they scored three goals, they defeated Nurnberg with 3-1 in the championship. In the previous two qualifying rounds they were even more efficient and they scored four goals. They have defeated Stuttgart with 4-0 on their field, while they on Saturday made a much-needed triumph against Bayer in Leverkusen with 4-1.
It absolutely did not bother them that coach Nagelsmann made a whole lot of changes in relation to the duel against Stuttgart, and he played with a different setup in the Cup. Striker Joelinton was in great form and he also scored against Stuttgart and Bayer. Kramaric was absent in Leverkusen, but Nelson has confirmed his good form was once again. Now they will certainly not play with the same setup and we expect Bicakcic in the last line, Demirbaya in midfield, and Belfodila and Kramaric in a very offensive setting.
Probable lineups 1899 Hoffenheim: Baumann – Adams, Vogt, Bicakcic – Kaderabek, Grillitsch, N.Schulz – Demirbay – Belfodil, Joelinton, Kramaric
Olympique Lyon vs 1899 Hoffenheim PICK
Lyon can resolve a lot of things with a victory, but Hoffenheim is in a great mood and they will certainly play for all or nothing and be very aggressive. They have nothing to lose and that could make this duel foremost efficiently. We expect a lot of goals in this duel, but maybe not like in the duel.
Pick: over 3 goals
Odds: 1.66 at bethard (down to 1.57 can be played)
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