This second Champions League preview sees Lyon host Juventus in a heavyweight clash in France. With Lyon looking to complete a first ever win against Juventus in European competition. In the second match of the night Real Madrid host Legia Warsaw, with the Polish visitors huge underdogs, after Dortmund put 6 past them in the opening fixture.

Lyon vs Juventus – Tuesday 18th October 2016 – 19:45 - BT Sport 

Lyon

Lyon welcome Juventus to the Stade des Lumieres on Tuesday evening, in the third round of matches from the Champions League group stages.

The French side come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat away against Nice.

Goals from Baysse in the 5th minute and Seri (76) gave the home side all three points, with Fekir's sending off leaving Lyon with 10 men for an hour of the match.

That result leaves Lyon in 8th position in Ligue 1, a gap of ten points between themselves and the leaders Nice.

Lyon In Mixed Form

Lyon had gone into the weekend's fixtures in mixed form, although they had beaten St. Etienne 2-0 at home prior to that result.

They have remained just as inconsistent in the Champions League, winning their opening match against 3-0 against Dinamo Zagreb in convincing fashion.

The French side followed that up with a narrow 1-0 defeat against Sevilla on matchday 2, with Ben Yedder scoring the only goal in the 53rd minute.

Lyon Underdogs

Their indifferent form this season means that the Italian side remain favourites, with Juventus top of both the group and Serie A.

They will be looking to register their second win of the competition this season, they will also be looking to make it two home wins.

Their overall record against Italian sides is mixed, they have played 18, won 7, drawn 4 and lost 7 of those matches.

Lyon have also lost their last three matches against Italian opposition and have suffered in their last two fixtures against Juventus, losing by 2-1 and 1-0 in the 2013/14 Europa League.

Lyon are 17/4 with Alexandre Lacazette at 6/1 to score first.

Lyon

Juventus Looking To Cement Place

Juventus travel to the Stade des Lumieres on the back of a 2-1 win against Udinese at the weekend.

It's a result that Massimiliano Allegri will have been delighted with, his side remaining five points at the top of Serie A.

Paulo Dybala grabbed a double, with goals in the 43rd & 51st minute, the second one coming from the spot.

Jankto (30) ensured that Udinese took a shock lead against Juventus in Turin, they were unable to prevent the onslaught either side of the break though.

Topping The Group

Juventus will have targeted topping the group as the minimum requirement, despite the presence of some top sides.

The opening draw against Sevilla was a reminder that topping this group will not be an easy task.

They did manage to produce a strong performance in the last match against Dinamo Zagreb, winning by 4-0.

Goals from Pjanic (24), Gonzalo Higuain (31), Paulo Dybala (57) and Dani Alves (85) ensured a comfortable win for the Italian giants in Zagreb.

Juve Favourites

Juventus come into this match as favourites, they will be looking to register their second win in the Champions League this season.

This will be a tough fixture for the Old Lady, with any away game in the Champions League tough but they have remained unbeaten in their last four matches against Ligue 1 opponents.

Allegri's men will be looking to maintain their record in France, in 24 matches they have won 14, drawn 5 and lost 5.

 

Juventus are 7/10 with Gonzalo Higuain at 3/1 to open the scoring.

 

Real Madrid vs Legia Warsaw – Tuesday 18th October 2016 – 19:45 - BT Sport 

Real Madrid

Real Madrid welcome Legia Warsaw to the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening, in the third round of matches from the Champions League group stages.

The Spanish side come into this match on the back of a 6-1 win away against Real Betis.

Goals from Raphael Varane (4), Karim Benzema (31), Marcelo (39), Isco (45, 62) and Cristiano Ronaldo (78) completed an emphatic night for Zidane's side.

Cejudo scored a consolation in the 55th minute but that was as good as it got for Betis.

Real In Mixed Form

Real had gone into the weekend's fixtures in mixed form, with four successive draws before the floodgates finally opened.

They have remained just as inconsistent in the Champions League, winning their opening match against 2-1 against Sporting Lisbon in less than convincing fashion.

The Spaniard's followed that up with a 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund away, with goals Cristiano Ronaldo (17) and Raphael Varane (68) canceled out by Aubameyang (43) and a late Andre Schurrle goal (87).

Real Overwhelming Favourites

Despite their indifferent recent form, Real remain overwhelming favourites to win this game, in fact anything other than a comfortable win would be a huge shock.

They will be looking to register their second win of the competition this season, they will also be looking to make it two home wins.

Real have won 27 of their last 31 home fixtures, with the last defeat coming against Schalke 04 in 2014/15 season.

Madrid have also won all of their six matches against Polish opposition, meaning this could be another tough night for Legia.

Real Madrid are 1/50 with Cristiano Ronaldo at 7/4 to score first.

 

Real Madrid

Legia In Need Of Miracle

Legia Warsaw travel to the Santiago Bernabeu on the back of a 3-2 defeat against Pogon Szczecin at the weekend.

It's a result that leaves Legia in 12th position in the Polish First Division, 12 points off top spot as it stands.

Goals from Adam Fraczczak (7), Gyurcsó (40 pen) and Murawski (72) were enough for the home side to reigster a win.

A brace from Radović (24 & 74) ensured the home side were uncomfortable right to the end though.

Propping Up The Group

Legia currently sit bottom of Group F, with sides with the pedigree of Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon it was always going to be tough.

They have registered 0 points from their opening 2 matches, with defeats against Sporting Lisbon and a heavy 6-0 defeat at home against Borussia Dortmund.

On matchday two, goals from Ruiz (28) and Dost (37) were enough to secure a comfortable 2-0 win for Sporting.

The demolition at the hands of Borussia Dortmund at home will have done little for Legia's confidence, with Real Madrid almost certain to capitalise on any defensive weaknesses.

Legia Underdogs

Legia Warsaw come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to register their first win in the Champions League this season.

This will be a tough fixture for the Legia, given their poor form both in and out of Europa it is tough to see them getting anything other than an absolute hammering.

The Polish side are making their first Champions League appearance in 21 years, they have yet to win or even compete in either of their matches.

 

Legia Warsaw are 50/1 with Nemanja Nikolic at 14/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Higuain to score first @ 3/1 and Juventus to win 2-1 @ 7/1

Tip 2 – Bale to score first @ 11/4 & Real Madrid to win 5-0 @ 6/1

 

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