Lyon face Bayern Munich in this UEFA Europa League Semi-Final. The match will take place at Estádio José Alvalade Lisbon, in Lisbon, Portugal. All remaining ties in this season’s UEFA competitions will be played in a single-match knockout format and played at neutral venues. This is due to UEFA’s changes to the competition format to complete the Champions League this season in a short period of time.

Lyon vs Bayern Munich Preview: Lyon’s Performance Graph

Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Lyon in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sun, 16 August 2020.
Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Lyon in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sun, 16 August 2020.

Lyon vs Bayern Munich Preview: Bayern Munich’s Performance Graph

Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sun, 16 August 2020.
Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sun, 16 August 2020.

Lyon vs Bayern Munich Preview: Lyon’s Key Players

Stats for the Key Players of Lyon in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sun, 16 August 2020.
Stats for the Key Players of Lyon in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sun, 16 August 2020.

Memphis Depay is the top-scorer for Lyon in the Champions League this season. The twenty-five-year-old forward has six goals in seven games. However, his xG of 3.3 suggests he has perhaps been quite fortunate to have scored this many.

Houssem Aouar is their main creative force. The twenty-one-year-old midfielder has four assists in seven games. However, his xA of just 0.7 suggests he has perhaps been very fortunate to have assisted this many goals.

Moussa Dembélé will need close attention from the Bayern Munich defence. The twenty-three-year-old forward scored a brace in his cameo from the bench against City in the Quarter-Finals. He averages 0.45 goal involvements per 90 for Lyon in the Champions League this season. This is a result of his two goals and an assist in 592 minutes of football.

Lyon vs Bayern Munich Preview: Bayern Munich’s Key Players

Stats for the Key Players of Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sun, 16 August 2020.
Stats for the Key Players of Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sun, 16 August 2020.

Robert Lewandowski is the top-scorer for Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season. The thirty-year-old forward has fourteen goals in eight games. However, his xG of 10.3 suggests he has perhaps been a little fortunate to have scored this many.

Alphonso Davies is their main creative force. The eighteen-year-old left-back demonstrated this against Barcelona as he shredded Semedo during the match in the buildup to one of his four assists this campaign.

Serge Gnabry will also need close attention from the Lyon defence. The twenty-four-year-old forward averages 1.31 goal involvements per 90 for Bayern in the Champions League this season. This is a result of his seven goals and two assists in 620 minutes of football.

Ivan Perišić looks like another dangerman for Die Bayern. The thirty year old forward averages 1.04 expected goal involvement per 90 in this competition. In terms of end product, he already has three goals and three assists this campaign.

Highlights of Lyon’s last match

Man City vs Lyon (1-3) | UEFA Champions League Highlights

Highlights of Bayern Munich’s last match

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich (2-8) | UEFA Champions League highlights

CraqueStats Predicts: Lyon – Bayern Munich

The winner of this match faces the winner of Leipzig vs PSG in the Final in Lisbon, Portugal. Click here to read our previews of the previous rounds of UEFA Champions League matches.

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