STEAUA BUCHAREST - OLYMPIQUE LYON
The Romanian club teams have over performed in the Champions League so far, that has not been the case in the UEFA Cup or with the national team and I expect a "levelling off", in the coming rounds. Steaua have performed poorly domestically recently, where they are without a win in four, including a 2-0 defeat at Otelul, where the goalkeeper has been blamed for letting in two "strange" goals, in a match where there were odd betting movements. The supporters are not happy with the coach, the match was not sold out yesterday and when these met at the same stage in 2006, Lyon won 3-0 in Bucharest and this is considered a weaker home squad. Lyon might also not be quite the team they were, but in fairness, it is very difficult to keep your domestic motivation, when winning title after title. They are well prepared for this and arrived early on Monday in Romania, after two draws and with return matches against Fiorentina and Bayern still to come, they really need the win today.
6.5 points Lyon -1/4 ball 2.01 asian line.