Juventus and Lyon meet in the return of the eighth finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The French won the round match 1-0, but they come to Torino without a rhythm of play.
You can find the recommended tip at the end of the match analysis.
Juventus: Team form, news and statistics
Juventus won the 9th consecutive title, but the image it left in the last 4 stages was rather disappointing.
After the success with Lazio, from the 34th round, Juventus won only one match, the one that brought them the title, two stages before the final, 2-0 with Sampdoria.
Otherwise, Sarri’s team lost the other 3 games, of which two away and one at home.
The failure with Roma, in the last stage, was the first at home this season, and broke the record of the Bianconeri, the only team in the Top 5 that had not lost at home.
However, the failure is explainable, because Sarri rested some of the players and relied on many kids, such as Zanimacchia, Frabotta or Muratore.
Cristiano, De Ligt, Pjanic, Bentancur and Alex Sandro have been rested and should be starters against Lyon.
Doubts persist regarding Dybala, who came out with muscle problems in the match with Sampdoria.
The Argentine is uncertain, but there are chances to grit his teeth and be a starter.
If he is unable to play, Higuain will be named. Bernardeschi will also play from the first minute, because Douglas Costa ended the season, due to a muscle problem.
Juventus was undefeated in the group stage, in which they obtained 5 victories and a draw.
The failure of the tour was surprising, especially since Juventus dominated, but could not cancel the advantage of the French, taken after Tousart’s goal. The last eliminatory match in the League, in Torino, ended with another surprising failure, 1-2 with Ajax. It was the only defeat in the last 6 matches played at home in the Champions League.
Lyon: Team form, news and statistics
Lyon missed the European Cups after a long time, and the only chance to return to Europe is to win the UEFA Champions League, which is normally almost impossible to happen. Lyon has only one official match in the last 5 months, after the French championship was abandoned at the time of the lockdown. Last week, Rudi Garcia’s team lost the French League Cup tie. It was 0-0 after 120 minutes in front of PSG.
Rudi Garcia comes to Torino to defend the minimum advantage in the tour and will approach the game also in the system with 3 central defenders.
Kone and Tete are uncertain before this match. Marcelo, in turn, had some problems, but he should be the starter.
So did Depay, who returned to the match with PSG after an injury that kept him away from the pitch for 6 months.
Depay played 80 minutes and will play alongside Dembele.
Unlike the tour match, Garcia cannot rely on Tousart, the author of the goal, whom Hertha did not want to leave in Lyon until the end of the season, nor on Martin Terrier, who left for Rennes a month ago.
Lyon got 3 victories in the 4 friendly matches before the final with PSG and lost to Rangers (0-2).
Lyon did not look great in the League this season, and qualified for the round of 16 in a dramatic final with Leipzig (2-2), after being led to the break with 2-0.
In the last 6 away games in the league, Lyon have won only once, 2-0 at Leipzig and lost the last two away games – 0-2 to Zenit and 1-2 to Benfica.
⚽️Statistics of direct matches Juventus vs Lyon
▪️The victory in the tour was the first that Lyon obtained in the direct confrontations.
▪️In the other 4 matches, Juventus won 3 times, and another match ended in a draw.
Football Prediction of the Day Juventus vs Lyon
I think that, despite the difficulties of recent times, Juventus is the favorite.
Maurizio Sarri rested some of his starters in the last championship match to keep them fresh when they return to Lyon.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding Dybala’s situation, I bet on the Italian champion in front of an opponent who has played only one official match and, therefore, has no rhythm of play.
HA (-1) seems to me the best option, because it offers the safety net of returning the bet even if Juventus fails to qualify, but wins by one goal.
Bet Tips: Juventus HA (-1)