Odds shown as:

Lyon v Bayern Munich Tips: Back Majestic Muller to open the scoring against Los Gones

Only Ronaldo and Messi have more knockout phase goals in Champions League history than Thomas Muller
Only Ronaldo and Messi have more knockout phase goals in Champions League history than Thomas Muller

Lyon face Bayern Munich in the second of the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday with Bayern coming into this one after one of the greatest performances in the tournament in recent years, turning over Barcelona 8-2 in a complete goalfest in Lisbon. I recommended a two point selection of Bayern to win the game in 90 minutes which turned out to be one of the easiest 11/10 winners you will ever see. I’ll be hoping for more profit from this encounter and have picked out three football tips I like the look of for the game.

Hansi Flick’s is expected to name an unchanged side for the game in the Portuguese capital. Benjamin Pavard has returned to training after an injury this week but Joshua Kimmich is expected to keep his place in the side. 

For Los Gones, coach Rudi Garcia faces a dilemma up-front after substitute Moussa Dembele came off the bench to score two goals in the 3-1 win against Manchester City. He could potentially come in for fellow forward Karl Toko Ekambi who has partnered Memphis Depay up to in the last couple of games. 

Lyon defied the odds against Manchester City after being priced at 13/1 to win against Pep Guardiola’s side inside 90 minutes. They are a similar price once again for Wednesday’s clash, this time just shorter at 11/1 to overcome the force that is Bayern inside 90 minutes. The draw can be backed at 5/1 with Die Rotten odds-on at just 2/9 for the win which would take them to their first final since winning the tournament back in 2013.

Bayern are in fact now 8/15 favourites in the Champions League Winner Market to taste victory in the tournament for a sixth time with Lyon given an implied 4.8% chance of lifting the trophy with odds of 20/1.

Bayern to win and both teams to score - 2pts @ 6/4 - Betfair Exchange

Thomas Muller to score first - 1pt @ 13/2 - Paddy Power

Depay & Gnabry 1+ shot on target, Thiago & Cornet to be carded 0.5pts @ 75/1 - Paddy Power

Lyon v Bayern Munich Tip #1
Bayern Munich to win and both teams to score
Bayern to win and both teams to score has landed in seven of their last nine games in all compeitions! Lyon have already knocked out Juventus and Manchester City and can get on the scoresheet here
Odds correct as of 2020-08-18 17:05 Odds subject to change.

I was full of confidence in my two point selection on Bayern to win against Barcelona and I fully expect them to win here against Lyon, however this time I’m backing Bayern to win and both teams to score in the game, priced at 6/4 on the Betfair Exchange. 

Rampant, ruthless and riveting is the only way I can describe Bayern’s performance against Barcelona on Friday. The high press they employ worked a treat, taking Lionel Messi out of the game and keeping him in his own half. They should see most of the ball here and I see the in-form Robert Lewandowski adding to his haul of 16 Champions League goals this season.

However, I’m a firm believer that Lyon can get on the scoresheet here. They have already knocked out both Juventus and Manchester City in the knockout phases of this tournament and are a side who look to be growing in confidence. They move the ball around really well and their speed on the counter could potentially hurt Bayern. Further to this, the German side have actually won and conceded in seven of their last nine games in all competitions! For all the praise they have been getting I think failing to keep a clean sheet in 78% of their last nine games gives plenty of weight to this bet. I’ve managed to take a bit of 6/4 on the Betfair Exchange, which looks a good price in comparison to the 6/5 offered from bet365.

Lyon v Bayern Munich Tip #2
Thomas Muller to score first
Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have scored more goals in the knockout phase of the Champions League Muller has four goals in five starts in this seasons tournament and scored first in the quarter-final against Barcelona
Odds correct as of 2020-08-18 17:00 Odds subject to change.

For my second selection in Wednesday night’s game I’m backing Thomas Muller to score first in the match at the boosted price of 13/2 with Paddy Power. First up can we mention - how is this man still only 30 years of age?

It feels like he’s been performing at the top level for so long now and in the Champions League only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have scored more goals in the knockout phase of the competition's history than Muller who now has 23. He seems to come alive in the big games and that was ever apparent against Barcelona with the attacker scoring twice. 

He has four goals in five starts in this season’s tournament and with lethal Lewandowski being priced at a mere 6/4 with bet365 to score first in the game, Muller looks the much better prospect. At 13/2 I’ll be hoping we can have a repeat of Friday night with Muller first on the scoresheet for Bayern.

Lyon v Bayern Munich Tip #3
Depay & Gnabry 1+ shot on target, Thiago & Cornet to be carded
Depay averages the most shots per game of any Lyon player this season with 3.9 per game After Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry averages the most shots on target per game of any Bayern player Thiago was booked seven times in 20 starts in the Bundesliga this season Maxwel Cornet has been booked three times in his last six games
Odds correct as of 2020-08-18 17:00 Odds subject to change.

Moving onto the longshot, and I’ve picked out one for the optimists here at the girthy price of 75/1: Memphis Depay and Serge Gnabry to have one or more shots on target with both Maxwel Cornet and Thiago to be carded.

As mentioned earlier Moussa Dembele could come back into the starting line up to partner Memphis Depay up top. Despite scoring two last time out I still think Depay is the better prospect here, with him averaging 3.7 shots per game in comparison to Dembele who has averaged 2.1 per game.

For Bayern I’ve opted for Serge Gnabry to find the target with one or more shots inside 90 minutes. After big Robert Lewandoswki, nobody has taken more shots per game than Gnabry this season. Lewandowski is a short 1/20 to register one shot on target against Los Gones so I’ve snaffled a bit more of a price on the Same Game Multi by adding in Gnabry who already has seven goals in this season’s competition. 

Onto the cards and for Lyon I’ve opted for Maxwel Cornet to find his way into the referee’s notebook. He’s actually been booked on three of his last six starts, and when you consider he is 4/1 as a single, in comparison to the 13/10 available on some of his counterparts such as Thiago Mendes, he makes some appeal here in the ‘to be carded’ market.

For Die Rotten, Thiago is the player I’d like onside to be carded here. He has seen seven yellow cards in just 20 starts in the Bundesliga this campaign. I backed him in the quarter-final to no avail and will be hoping our fortunes will be reversed here.

Those four elements together pays a nice 75/1 with Paddy Power. The game will be live on BT Sport kicking off at 20:00, but as always please remember to gamble responsibly. 

Free Bets
Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD Promo code: 30FB • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply. 18+ & Begambleaware
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins on Big Bass Bonanza, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
£40 In Bonuses
#AD Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. Free bets and spins must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet/spin stake not included in any winnings. Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org