class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>While Les Gones pose a threat as underdogs, Al Hain-Cole is backing Guardiola's men to make their superiority count in Saturday's Champions League tie
Manchester City will be looking to avoid an upset then they take on Lyon at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Saturday’s Champions League quarter-final.
Pep Guardiola’s men pulled off an impressive 4-2 aggregate victory over Real Madrid in the last round, laying down a marker as they seek to lift this trophy for the first time.
Manchester City vs Lyon Latest Odds
Indeed, they go into this tie as heavy 2/9 (1.22) favourites with bet365 to take their place in the semi-finals for only the second time in their history.
However, Les Gones took four points from the two group stage matches between the sides in last season’s campaign, and are available at 11/1 (12.0) to follow up their surprise win over Juventus with another shock victory here.
Eight of the French side’s last 15 fixtures in this competition have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 11/2 (6.50) on them taking this one into extra-time after another stalemate.
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 vs Lyon Preview
Having comprehensively failed to defend their Premier League title this season, the Citizens will be more determined than ever to finally make their mark on Europe.
After easing past tournament royalty Real Madrid, they should prove far too strong for a team that has only won three out of the last 15 matches in the Champions League.
Nevertheless, Rudi Garcia’s men will take confidence from their win over Juventus and strong previous performances against this opposition, and are likely to relish in their underdog status.
Manchester City vs Lyon Tips and Predictions
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.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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