Lyon

  • Bayern Munich look to avoid the upset when they take on Champions League darlings Lyon in the semi-finals Wednesday.
  • The German champions have looked unstoppable so far in the competition and are getting -417 moneyline odds to get the win, with -1200 to advance.
  • Lyon will look to continue their string of upsets and overcome their +1000 odds to get an unlikely victory.

LISBON, Portugal – The UEFA Champions League will see the second and final match of the semi-finals Wednesday when Bayern Munich take on Lyon.

The Bundesliga champions come into the match with more momentum than any team in recent history following a monumental and historical obliteration of Barcelona in the quarterfinals.

They will square off against tournament darlings Lyon, who are coming in high off of their major upset of Manchester City in the previous round.

Betting lines and odds are available for the game across sportsbooks worldwide with Bayern Munich as the unsurprising favorites.

UCL Semi-finals – 3:00 p.m. ET

  • Lyon +1000
  • Bayern Munich -417
  • Draw +600
  • Over/Under 3, 3.5

Lyon stands as the heavy underdog in this matchup, but will likely be undeterred by their lack of support from legal sportsbooks.

The French club was given roughly the same long odds in their match against Manchester City, which they won 3-1.

Lyon will have to overcome a Bayern Munich team that is simply firing on all cylinders.

Unlike Manchester City, who had had shaky form since the return to football from the pandemic, Bayern comes into this match as winners of their last 19 games across all competitions.

This includes their undefeated run through the Champions League in which they scored 39 goals in nine games.

Lyon will need another miracle effort on defense and the counter-attack in order to prevent Bayern from making it to their first UCL Final since 2013.

The key for Lyon will be Moussa Dembele, who was the heroic super-sub against Man City, scoring two goals off the bench.

While Lyon will use the doubters as motivation, Bayern Munich is simply an entirely different monster as the team they beat in the previous round.

Soccer bettors looking for the best value here should avoid the moneyline and instead take a look at the over/under.

Four of the last five matches for both Lyon and Bayern have had at least three goals.

While another upset would turn the football world upside down, the smart bet here is back the scorers of both teams.

PICK: Over 3, 3.5 goals

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