Champions League pick – Olympique Lyonnais – Real Madrid on 16.02

Olympique Lyonnais vs Real Madrid 1-0

Lyonvs RealM

16th February- 19:45 GMT

Olympique Lyonnais

  • Olympique form is more inconsistent than it looks on results and standings
  • Yes they’ve been winning more games than they lose, and they’re fourth in the table, but for a club which invested so much last summer that is not enough.
  • They’ve conceded more than half of Ligue 1 on their own turf – an average of over a goal per game
  • Claude Puel’s team should try to play offensively to have a lead for the return leg to the Bernabeu
  • Francois Clerc, Mathieu Bodmer and Cleber Anderson are out with injuries, but none of these is a first team regular;
  • Jean Makoun comes into contention after a suspension, while Lisandro Lopez and Cesar Delgado are likely to start up front after being rested in the Lens game.
  • With the mediocre form of Lyon and the recent winning streak of Real Madrid, the visitors will certainly start as favourites

Possible Starting 11: Lloris; Reveillere, Cris, Boumsong, Cissokho; Toulalan, Kallstrom; Govou, Pjanic, Delgado; Lisandro
Real Madrid

  • Real Madrid are flying high at the moment, having won their past four matches and scoring eleven goals so their confidence is top at the moment;
  • Galacticos have scored 11 goals in their last 4 matches so their confidence is high at the moment;
  • Their Saturday’s 3-0 victory over La Liga’s underdogs Xerez was not quite as convincing as the result suggests;
  • They wasn’t impressive against Marseille in CL, but still hammered three goals past Lyon’s bitter rivals in both games;
  • and finished top of Group C in the Champions League with a comfortable 4 points advantage over Milan;
  • Real M have a wealthy of attacking potential and most importantly they have available the ever-potent Cristiano Ronaldo;
  • Coach Pelegrini’s team list is depleted by the injuries of Pepe, Christoph Metzelder, Guti, and Rafael van der Vaart
  • With the final scheduled to be played at their home on May 22, everything seems ready for perfect tenth Champions League cup

Possible Starting 11: Casillas; Ramos, Albiol, Garay, Arbeloa; Granero, L. Diarra, X. Alonso; Kaka, Ronaldo; Higuain

MY PREDICTION – REAL MADRID TO WIN  with possible result 1-2

FINAL SCORE 1-0

SELECTED ODDS for 2 – 2.10 from EUROBET

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Olympique Lyon v Real Madrid


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