Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais face each other at the Camp Nou
We expect a great football when Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais face each other at the Camp Nou in a second leg from the Champions League 1/8-finals. Let’s discuss this game in our winning soccer predictions for today.
After a 0-0 defeat in Lyonnais in the first game, now the second leg looks more entertaining than ever. Especially at Camp Nou, Barcelona are favourites to progress in the competition, but in same time the French side can make a solid jump towards the 1/4-finals if they score one or two goals in the Catalan capital.
Barcelona dominated possession in the first leg in Lyonnais, but Ernesto Valverde’s players did not find a way to score a goal. Now we shall expect to see them once again controlling the game. It’s up to mainly Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to score the goals Barcelona need in order to progress.
Barcelona’s manager Ernesto Valverde still doesn’t know if he could use his tricky winger Ousmane Dembele. The young star injured himself during the win over Rayo Vallecano in La Liga and it’s not clear if he’d be fit to face Les Gones. If Dembele can’t play, most likely he’s going to be replaced in the team by Philippe Coutinho.
Meanwhile Olympique Lyonnais have reasons to feel optimistic, because their key playermaker Nabil Fekir returns to the team. Fekir missed the first game because of suspension, but now the world champion with France is ready to have an impact on the game. Fekir is a very important player for Olympique Lyonnais.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Champions League 1/8-finals fixture between Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais at the Camp Nou. Barca are favourites, but Lyonnais are a very dangerous team. It won’t be easy for the Catalans.