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Lyon v Juventus: Zeroes to grace Stade des Lumieres scoreboard

Leonardo Bonucci wasn't on the pitch as Juventus conceded their first goal in five games at Udinese
Leonardo Bonucci wasn't on the pitch as Juventus conceded their first goal in five games at Udinese

Michael Lintorn expects at least one clean sheet when Lyon welcome Juventus in Group H...

"There has been at least one zero in the scorelines of all four Group H encounters."

Back both teams to score? No @ 1.9210/11

Lyon 5.85/1 v Juventus 1.768/11; The Draw 3.8514/5
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Should Juventus be odds-on to beat Lyon?

In their favour is the fact that they are on a five-match winning streak right now, they did the double over the French club in the Europa League in 2014 and they have claimed some impressive away scalps in the Champions League since 2015, most notably Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City.

On the flip side, none of the five teams that they have defeated in the past month are outstanding - Cagliari, Palermo, Dinamo Zagreb, Empoli and Udinese - their travelling form in this competition is patchy - two victories in seven - and Lyon have lost just once in 15 home fixtures in 2016.

Those trends create enough doubt for this writer to conclude that there are better bets available at better odds in some of the side markets. For example...


Both Teams to Score? No

You would expect a group featuring Juventus and Sevilla to be raining goals, but that hasn't been the case so far. There have been eight in four Group H games and, if you take away the seven in contests involving pointless and goalless Dinamo Zagreb, it becomes just one in two between the top three.

Most notably, there was at least one zero in the scorelines of all four encounters, just as there have been in Lyon's last four outings - a 2-0 win, a 2-0 reverse and twin 1-0 setbacks - and four of the Old Lady's most recent five, during which they have given up a single goal.


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Back both teams to score? No @ 1.9210/11

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