Olympique Lyonnais welcomes Zenit at the Groupama Stadium in a game from Group G
Olympique Lyonnais welcomes Zenit at the Groupama Stadium in a game from Group G of the UEFA Champions League. Here’s our look at this fixture in our Champions League predictions for today.
For Olympique Lyonnais this was a busy summer. The manager Bruno Genesio left the club, being replaced by the young and unexperienced Sylvinho. Meanwhile important figures like Nabil Fekir, Tanguy NDombele and Ferland Mendy moved to other clubs. So, how Lyonnais did in the Ligue 1 since the beginning of the season?
After five rounds played in the Ligue 1 so far, Olympique Lyonnais are 8th in the standings with 8 points won. Sylvinho’s boys started pretty well with two wins in the first two rounds, but in the next thee games Les Gones won only two points.
Few days ago Olympique Lyonnais travelled to face Amiens SC and won only a point after a 2-2 draw. Moussa Dembele scored a brace for the visitors, but his two goals were not enough for the win.
Zenit on the other hand are currently second in the Russian Premier League with 20 points won so far. They have the same amount of points as the current leader Krasnodar, but their goal difference is not as good as the leader’s.
In the Premier League Zenit have a record of six wins, two draws and only one loss. In their last game Zenit hosted Arsenal Tula at home and celebrated a convincing 3-1 win. Artem Dzyuba opened the score for the hosts, while Sebastian Driussi from a penalty kick and Oleg Shatov added two more for the win.
In our Champions League predictions we think that it’s going to be a competitive game between Olympique Lyonnais and Zenit on Tuesday. The French club is still an enigma under the management of Sylvinho, while Zenit are good enough to take a good result in France.