News

Lyon vs Leipzig Betting Tips: Which Team Will Qualify to the Last 16?

  • Lyon will host Leipzig in the last round on 12th December
  • Germans are leading Group F with 10 points
  • Lyon and Zenit are both with 7 points, both can still qualify
Lyon vs Leipzig betting tips
Image source: Photo by Steffen Prößdorf / CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

RB Leipzig has a small advantage, as they are leading the group with 10 points, while Lyon and Zenit are in 2nd and 3rd place currently, both with 7 points. For the Germans, even a draw is enough to qualify, while for the French team even a win can’t be enough, so things are really complicated here. But surely both teams will try to win the game to have the best chances. You can read our 2020 Champions League predictions to check their odds for winning UCL. 

Lyon vs Leipzig betting tips predict home win with a small edge

Online sportsbooks in France are favorizing their team, they give the odds of 2.40 for a home win.  Lyon needs to win this game to collect the necessary three points. On the last games of the two teams in Germany Lyon won 0-2 even though Leipzig was the better team, with more chances. But Lyon was the more accurate one with the goals of Memphis Depay and Martin Terrier. Now at home, they will probably play in a more attacking mode, while the guests will have the chance for some contra attacks. 

File:Players of Olympique Lyon.jpg
Players of Olympique Lyon – Image source: Photo by Werner100359 / CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

Lyon are not in a great form though, they are only seventh in Ligue 1, 11 points behind leader PSG. Their performance in the Champions League is also very unbalanced, with two wins, two losses, and one draw so far. But they will have a few days break before this game, as they play their Ligue 1 game on Friday, which can help them to be in a fresher state.

Their opponent, Leipzig are flying under the new coach, 32-year-old Julian Nagelsmann, who arrived at the club from Hoffenheim.  They started the season on high, with five wins and a draw with Bayern. After some fallback at the end of September and in October the team is back on track, winning five of their last six games thanks to the goals of Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen. They are second in the Bundesliga only a point behind leader Monchengladbach. In the Champions League, their only loss is against Lyon, they have three wins and a draw so far. Their odds for winning the game now is 2.80 at bet365

Some special odds you can bet on

Both teams are predicted to score with 1.53 odds. Bookmakers think 3 goals or more are likely as well with offering 1.66 odds for that scoreline. In the Lyon vs Leipzig betting tips a draw comes with a high odds of 3.40, but if you feel really brave, try to guess the half time and final results, and with a good bet, you can win a lot. 

To learn more about betting on the site, read our review about bet365 sportsbook

You can check out more about the odds at Bet365 here.

Discuss Lyon vs Leipzig Betting Tips: Which Team Will Qualify to the Last 16? | User Rating