A meeting of the members of the group G, the German “RB Leipzig” and the French “Olympique Lyon” may be called the Central match of environment in the framework of the 2nd round of the group stage of the Champions League among the second hand of the tournament, which no one seriously considers it a contender to win the tournament, but which can beat the European giants.
- RB Leipzig
- Olympique Lyon
- The coefficients and forecast
The German team at the beginning of this season is really beginning to be one of the main contenders for the title in the Bundesliga, because until the last round took first place in the standings and never lost.
But Schalke coach came from the last team of the English Premier League last season, who was fired before the official departure, and thanks to his wards made in Leipzig, where, in principle, rarely see defeat, made 1:3.
Now in the Bundesliga again leading Bayern, although it is not really prevented “RB Leipzig” to remain the favorite to win at least all home matches of the group stage of the Champions League, despite the fact that he has scored and conceded in 5-and among the last 6 matches in all competitions.
According to a predictive model, “five-network-eight”, the team of Julian Nagelsen is one of the 6 contenders to win the Champions League trophy with a probability of 2%. It is not enough, but nevertheless the number of these applicants, include, but are Chelsea, Tottenham and “Atletico Madrid”.
All competitors of the “red bulls” in the group are less likely to take the trophy, it is not surprising that the hosts are considered favourites to reach the playoffs from the first place, but after 3 goals in 8 of their last 9 games and frequent games to an extent still do not know what place they will occupy.
This season for the French team can be tough. In the past she went to the playoffs, where he immediately met with “Barcelona”, which flew under ⅛ finals, but on the basis of performance in Ligue 1 came in the Champions League again.
Now “Olympique Lyon” is in crisis: he played a home draw 1:1 against Zenit, this match was one of 7 and the last in which the team from France was able to win and also missed.
As a result, the lions take 3rd place in the Champions League and 11th in the national championship where they scored 9 points after 8 matches. However, all 3 defeats in this campaign, the team suffered only one ball, and the last 2 spent in his field, having met including PSG.
Generally 5 of the previous 7 matches, “Lyon”, which he didn’t win, had scored maximum 2 goals, but exceptions were just the same away matches — and guests are not lost and played a draw 2:2 with “Amen” and “Brest”.
The coefficients and forecast
Guests definitely can not be considered favorites, but these coefficients imply that a defeat by the hosts can not count:
1.53–1.70: victory “RB Leipzig”;
4.50–5.75: victory “Olympic Lyon”.
Perhaps this is the case when you can bet on goals from both teams and the victory of one of them. “Leipzig” good at home, but Lyon are good on the road.