Sevilla vs Lyon: Preview and Prediction
Sevilla vs Lyon
UEFA Champions League – Group H
Date: Tuesday, 27th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville.
The UEFA Champions League returns this week, Spanish side Sevilla will be hosting French side Olympique Lyonnais at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The visitors Lyon are currently on top of the group H table with 3 points, having won against Dinamo Zagreb two weeks ago. They have started well and will hope to continue on the good part.
Meanwhile Sevilla are on same points as Juventus as the two teams drew their first game 2 weeks ago. The game ended goalless at Turin Italy, as both sides were unable to hit the net. Sevilla hopes for a win in this game to go top of the group.
Both teams will enter this game from a defeat in their weekend league games and will be looking to get back to winning ways in this one.
Sevilla vs Lyon: Form Comparison
- Both teams have won 3 of their league games this season.
- Sevilla are 4th on La Liga table behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and their last week opponent Athletic Club.
- Sevilla have lost just once this season which came last Saturday as they lost 3-1 to Athletic Cub.
- Lyon have seen more losses than their host, lost 3 games and drawn 1.
- Lyon are currently 8th in the Ligue 1 table with 10 points.
Sevilla vs Lyon: Head to Head Statistics
Both team have never met in any major competition before, they have only played together in club friendlies. They have both played twice against each other, in 2009 and 2014. Sevilla were victorious in their first game as they won 1-0, but the second game ended goalless.
Sevilla vs Lyon: Prediction
Sevilla’s form are somewhat better than Lyon’s present form, as Lyon have recorded 3 loses this season. However Lyon are strong upfront, they have scored at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 6 games and scored at least 3 goals in 3 of their last 5 games. Sevilla on their own part can boast of their defense despite collecting 3 on Saturday. They have kept 3 clean sheets in 3 of their last 6 games, and have conceded a total of 3 goals in their last 6 games.
I expect a clean sheet from the home team, which will keep them from losing the game.
Sevilla vs Lyon: Tips
Sevilla to Win at 1.72 (8/11)
Sevilla clean sheet at 2.75 (7/4).