Gent vs Lyon Betting Tips

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      Tip Reasoning

      It’d be difficult to recall a weaker Champions League group than this year’s Group G, which includes Gent, Lyon, Zenit St Petersburg and Valencia. All four sides are good and it should be a balanced competition, but it lacks a powerhouse.

      It means that there’s a clear opportunity for Gent and Lyon to qualify for the competition’s knockout stage and it makes each and every game during the group stage extra important.

      Gent, not to be confused with ‘Genk’ are a representative from the Belgian Pro League. They’ve struggled to establish consistency early this season, currently sitting only sixth in the top flight after being held to five draws in their first seven matches.

      They’ve got some good players going forward, but it seems likely that they’ll set themselves up to defend and get men behind the ball against the likes of Lyon and Valencia. They are the underdogs in this group, but the draw gives them a chance to cause some upsets.

      Lyon have been experiencing a little bit of everything so far. They’ve won two, drawn two and lost one through the first five games of the Ligue 1 season. There’s a question mark about their play in the final third. The statistics reflect that, they’ve scored just six goals in five games, while defending brilliantly conceding only two.

      Three Reasons for Betting Tips

      1. Lyon have the extra quality

      They’re not a star studded line-up by Champions League standards, but we like an away win for the side with just the little bit of extra quality right now.

      2. French side’s pace

      There’s good speed at all positions for Lyon and we just think that this might be an advantage in this match-up. Gent aren’t going to push the pace, but they also might not have the ball all that much. Lyon’s pace should create a few chances for them in this contest.

      3. Like the odds

      You’ve got to like the chance to play better than even odds on Lyon considering the fact that they play in French Ligue 1, have a talented young side and have a distinct advantage in terms of their Champions League pedigree compared with Gent.

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