Manchester City vs Lyon
Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade.
Manchester City take on Lyon in the last of the Champions League quarter-final ties in Lisbon on Saturday, aiming to reach the last four for just a second time. The Citizens knocked out perennial winners Real Madrid over two legs in the last round, while Lyon stunned Italian champions Juventus to progress. The winners of this match at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, which will be played over just one leg, will face either Barcelona or Bayern Munich in next week’s semi-finals.
Manchester City vs Lyon: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Rudi Garcia’s men have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival. These two had locked horns in the 2018-19 edition of the competition, and then the French team recorded a 1-2 win on the road, and a 2-2 draw at home. These two games have been the only h2h fixtures so far.
Manchester City vs Lyon: Prediction
Indeed, Lyon have failed to score in just two of their previous 16 fixtures in this competition, making odds of 7/4 (2.75) seem generous on them losing out despite getting on target against a City team averaging just under three goals a game since the restart.
Manchester City vs Lyon Team News
Sergio Aguero is unlikely to recover in time to feature, although Benjamin Mendy is available once again following suspension.
Jason Denayer, Maxwel Cornet and Kenny Tete should be fit despite slight knocks, although Youssouf Kone is ruled out.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Lyon possible starting lineup:
Lopes; Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet; Dembele, Depay