Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Olympique Lyon will face Valencia in their second game of the group stage. Both teams weren't able to win their first game in the Champions League. Lyon was unable to return the 3 points home against AA Gent meanwhile Valencia had a rough night at home and lost 2-3 against the Russian team Zenit St. Petersburg. Valencia is performing average in their national league and Lyon 8th in the French Ligue 1. We expect both teams to be equal to each other. The home advantage for Lyon puts Valencia slightly in the underdog position which will give them the opportunity to play with less pressure.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Founded on March 18, 1919, Valencia FC are a Spanish football club that compete in La Liga. Los Che play their home games at Estadio de Mestalla, the stadium which was opened back in May, 1923. The capacity of the venue is 50,000. Seeing that bats are quite common in Valencia, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Bats.
Valencia made it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2000, 2001), but they were beaten in the title games by Real Madrid and Bayern Munchen respectively. The Spanish club, though, did well to win the UEFA Cup title in the 2003/2004 season, with the team beating Marseille in the final of the competition.
A number of top-class footballers were part of the club in the past, with the likes of Pablo Aimar, Ruben Baraja, David Albelda, Santiago Canizares, John Carew and Gaizka Mendieta all playing for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. Valencia main colors are white and black, whilst they often where orange jerseys and shorts when playing on the travels.