Juve Got to Be Favourites to Beat Lyon

Juventus have been the nearly-team in the UEFA Champions League over the past few seasons. While the Turin side have been head and shoulders above their domestic rivals, Juve have struggled to translate this into strong European form and they were sent crashing out of the competition by Ajax last season.

It’s not a certainty that the Old Lady will reach the quarter final stage of the competition this season, with the winner of the clash between Juventus and Lyon likely to face a Manchester City team who were boosted by the news that they will be able to play in the Champions League next season.

Unibet offer a best price 4/9 that the Serie A champions win this last sixteen second leg clash against Ligue 1 opponents whose domestic season was cut abruptly short after the French FA decided to effectively cancel the campaign after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lyon enjoyed a 1-0 win in the first leg match and a draw would be enough for them to take their place in the knockout phase in Portugal, with that option available at 7/2, while a win for the visitors is trading at 7/1 and they know that an away goal would mean their opponents would need to score three.

Bookies Can’t Decide on Favourites to Qualify

While Juventus are the overwhelming favourites to win the match, there’s an interesting betting heat in the form of “To Qualify” market, with some bookies making Maurizio Sarri’s team the outsiders to claim their place in the last eight where they would face Manchester City or Real Madrid.

Bet365 go 19/20 about Juve going through and many will be interested in that price considering that several bookies are a lot shorter about that outcome, with one firm as short as 8/13 that Sarri’s side manage to overturn that one-goal deficit although the lack of away goal is a concern.

In the past two matches, Juventus have lost 4-2 at Milan and drawn 2-2 against Atalanta, with Lyon chalked up at evens with BetVictor to go through and they will have the benefit of playing a warm-up French Cup final against Paris Saint-Germain before travelling to Italy.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

We can’t pass up the opportunity to back Juventus to get things right for this clash. While they have hit a few bumps in the road domestically after lockdown, it’s hardly a surprise considering how quickly the games have come and they have still managed to keep Lazio at arm’s length.

On a similar note, we are going to plump for a Juve win to nil, with Lyon intent on defending their lead in the initial stages, while the home team will be solely focused on a 2-0 win which would be enough to go through.

Indeed, we’re going to put all our eggs in one basket with the final selection of Juventus to win by a 2-0 scoreline, with Cristiano Ronaldo fired by the prospect of his team competing in Portugal.

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