Yes… The Champions League is back and we’re celebrating by checking out Lyon v Shakhtar Donetsk! We had some great matches in the first round, and we’re sure it will continue. There are lots of good games to choose from, but we have found some great value in the match between Lyon v Shakhtar Donetsk. We’re not sure why the bookies gave our bet such high odds, but we’re not complaining about it.
Our Prediction For This Game:
In the second round of group stages in Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk will be travelling to France to play against Lyon. Whilst we do not take away anything from Shakhtar Donetsk, they are a great team, Lyon defeated Manchester City away in the first round. The French club is undefeated for 5 games in a row. Because of this, we do not see how Shakhtar Donetsk will have any chance today. Therefore, today’s bet is on Lyon to win. For this, we have found great odds of 1.95 at 888sport.
Lyon did what we all thought was impossible in the last game. They beat Manchester City away, and they played fantastically. In fact, the odds for Lyon to win that game was 19 (!). That result gave them a boost and in their next match, they defeated Marseille 4-2. The odds are way too high in today’s game on a Lyon win, so we are going to use that and bet 4 units.
We do not want to take away anything from Shakhtar Donetsk. They have proved themselves to be a great team; they are dominating the Ukraine football scene and they play in all of the big European tournaments every year. However, Lyon is a much better team at the moment. Shakhtar had some problems in the first game against Hoffenheim at home. They were down two times in the match but, with some luck, made it 2-2 in the last minutes of the game. Also, there are some questions as to whether Dentinho and Wellington will be able to start today – that could explain the high odds.
Reason for and against the tip:
✓ Lyon defeated Manchester City away.
✓ Lyon has only lost one home game this season.
✘ Shakhtar Donetsk is a strong team at home.
Tip: Lyon to win
Odds: 1.95 @888Sport
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