Lyon Braces for Manchester City Test in the Champions League QuarterfinalPublished August 15, 2020 by Florin P
Manchester City and Lyon meet in what looks like a mismatch in the Champions League quarterfinals on Saturday evening
The last Champions League quarterfinal is scheduled for Saturday evening at 8 PM UK time and it pits Manchester City against Lyon. The French side will try to double down on their shocking victory against Juventus and advance to the semifinals. Elsewhere, few matches are scheduled in top European football leagues, with the Belgian Jupiler League bringing Genk and Gent into the spotlight.
Manchester City Expected to Advance to the Semifinals
Manchester City’s chances of reaching the quarterfinals were never in doubt against Real Madrid, a team they defeated both at home and on the road. The narrow margin victories were satisfying for Guardiola, but against Lyon the English team will aim for a more convincing win. They’re expected to take control of the match early and pressure the opponents in their own half, trying to score before the break. Odds of 1/4 offered by bet365 Sports on Manchester City indicate the strong favorite status, whereas Lyon are priced at 9/1. A single match is played in Lisbon on a neutral location and without fans in the stands.
Genk Set to Continue Solid Season Start
Genk were able to offset a half-time deficit in the opening round of the Belgian Jupiler League and start the new season with a victory. They can take advantage of their main rivals’ failure to do the same in the opening rounds and extend their lead at the top of the standings. A match against Leuven looks like the perfect opportunity, as the newly promoted team is priced at 8/1 to cause an upset. Home pitch advantage doesn’t mean much when the game is played without fans, but even so, Genk only get odds of 1/3.
Gent Try to Rebound after Failed Opening Match
Gent were stunned by St Truiden in the first match of the season and continue the streak of matches in which they failed to keep a clean sheet. On Saturday evening at 6 PM UK time, they have another opportunity to claim a win against a mediocre opponent. Kortijk comes to town trying to defend the scoreless draw and want to push hard for a victory priced at 6/1. Betting on the home side to prevail will only result in odds of 2/5 at 888 Sport, as Gent has dominated the head to head matches in recent years.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, August 11 at 7 pm UK time.