Lyon vs Porto prediction, odds and free betting tips 17/03/2022

Lyon hold a narrow advantage in this tie but it’s far from over. Can Porto find a way to battle back? Find out with our Lyon vs Porto preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

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These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Porto to at draw – at least

Truth be told, Porto lost the reverse fixture of this clash by a lone goal; however, we would like to point out that they’ve been a really difficult team to beat. Porto won 16 of their last 20 games across all competitions; they lost just one of those 20 games, drawing the other three. Lyon, on the other hand, have not been consistent; they have won just three of their last seven games. It’s important to note that Lyon are coming off a loss at home, and they lost three of their last seven games. With both teams’ respective form in mind, we believe that Porto will at least not lose this match.

Backing goals for both teams

We’ve already established that Porto have been a difficult team to beat; we should also mention that other teams find it hard to shut them out. Porto found the net in 22 of their last 23 games across all competitions; conversely, they conceded their fair share of goals. Porto allowed at least one goal in five of their last six games; with both teams scoring in four of those six games. In the same vein, Lyon scored in 10 of their last 12 games; they have seen their defence breached in four of their last five games, with both teams scoring in three of those five games. On that note, we should expect goals at both ends.

Goals will hit the net

Porto scored in 22 of their last 23 games; they bagged 10 goals in their last four games alone. Due to their goal scoring ability, Porto’s games tend to be on the high-scoring side; six of their last nine games went above the 2.5 goal margin, with three goals scored on average in those nine games. Considering Lyon scored seven goals in their last three games, whilst conceding five goals in that stretch; this will likely be a high-scoring affair.

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Lyon vs Porto: Team News


Lyon followed back-to-back wins with a disappointing 4:2 loss at home to Rennes; they will hope to bounce back from that loss as Porto come visiting. Peter Bosz’s men defeated Porto by a lone goal on the road; they’ll hope for similar results, with Moussa Dembélé leading the line.


Porto have enjoyed some good form the past couple of months; they’ve lost just once in their last 20 games in all competitions, with 16 wins and three draws. To be fair, that loss was in the reverse fixture of this encounter; and Porto will hope that Mehdi Taremi will lead the lads to victory.

The final word on Lyon vs Porto

Lyon vs Porto prediction

  • Who are the bookies favourites? Lyon
  • When is kick off? 20:00 GMT
  • Where is the game being played? Groupama Stadium