2019-20 UEFA Champions League – Lyon vs Zenit Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Lyon vs Zenit kick off? Tuesday 17th September, 2019 – 17:55 (UK)

Where is Lyon vs Zenit being played? Groupama Stadium

What are the expected weather conditions for Lyon vs Zenit? Clear, 25c

What TV channel is Lyon vs Zenit on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Lyon vs Zenit in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Lyon vs Zenit?

Lyon – https://billetterie.ol.fr/calendrier

Zenit – https://tickets.fc-zenit.ru/all-matches/#all

What was the score in the last meeting between Lyon & Zenit? Lyon 0-2 Zenit

THE TEAM NEWS

LYON

  • Lyon come into this Champions League opener in sub-par form as they have failed to win any of their last three matches in French Ligue 1.
  • Both Kone and Thiago Mendes were suspended at the weekend but the duo are available here and should replace Tete and Reine-Adelaide.
  • Depay was rested at the weekend but he will surely return and Traore or Terrier will make way for the talented Dutch forward against Zenit.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Lopes; Dubois, Andersen, Marcelo, Kone; Thiago Mendes, Tousart, Aouar; Terrier, Dembele, Depay

Unavailable: Fernando Marcal (Injured)

Doubtful: Denayer (Injured)

ZENIT

  • Zenit picked up another win at the weekend as they eased past Arsenal Tula 3-1 to sit second behind Krasnodar on goal difference in Russia.
  • Malcom is their only confirmed absentee as the Brazilian forward has been ruled out of action for a couple of weeks and he misses out.
  • Kuzyaev returned from injury at the weekend and he will likely keep his place though Erokhin and Rigoni will both be hoping for recalls.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Lunev; Smolnikov, Ivanović, Rakitskiy, Douglas Santos; Kuzyaev, Ozdoev, Barrios, Zhirkov; Dzyuba, Azmoun

Unavailable: Malcom (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Even though Lyon have lost some key players this summer in Fekir, Mendy and Ndombele, they still possess plenty of quality in their squad. They are not in the best of form after two draws and a defeat in their last three matches, and there is every chance that Zenit can snatch a point from them too.

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