Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lyon V Bayern Munich Tuesday’s Champions League Betting

This evening Lyon host Bayern Munich in the second leg match of their Champions League Semi Final tie at Stade de Gerland. Bayern hold the advantage after dominating the last week’s game, but Lyon only trail by a single goal. Who will progress and play in the Champions League Final in Madrid? BetRepublic.com Soccer Betting Tip previews the match here.

Lyon v Bayern Munich Soccer Betting Tip (0-1):

In the first leg of this tie Lyon travelled to Germany with the intention of giving themselves something to play for in the second leg match. They were unadventurous and were completely outplayed by Bayern for the ninety minutes. However, they only lost 1-0 and gave themselves an excellent chance of becoming the first French side to reach a Champions League final.

Lyon have an excellent record at home this year and are on a run of nine games unbeaten in all competitions in front of their own fans, having won seven and drawn two. In the Champions League they have won five and drawn one match at home this year, scoring fifteen and conceding just three goals. Despite missing Jeremy Toulalan after his red card in the first leg, as well as having injury concerns over Cris and Michel Bastos, Lyon will be no pushovers and will believe that they can book their place in the final.

Bayern have their own problems with regards to injuries and suspensions, with Franck Ribery and Danijel Pranjic suspended as well as Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Martin Demichelis and Daniel van Buyten all doubtful. On top of their player issues, Bayern have lost three of their five away Champions League games this season, including both away fixtures in the knockout stages. Also, they have only won twice in their last nine away games in all competitions, drawing four and losing three of the other seven. However, they have managed to find the net in all of their last fourteen away games in all competitions and should they score an away goal it will more than likely be enough to see them through to the final.

Paddy Power have made Lyon favourites to win the match at 11/8, with Bayern available at 19/10 and the draw can be backed at 23/10. I am with the bookies on this one, as I feel that Lyon will be a completely different side at home than they were in Germany last week, and they will win the game. However, I think both sides will score in this match and I’m not sure that Lyon have enough to score three to progress to the final.

BetRepublic.com Recommends: Back Lyon to win the match @ 11/8 and both sides to score @ 4/6 with PaddyPower.com.

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