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Preview: Lyon Women vs. Bayern Munich Women - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Women's Champions League clash between Lyon Women and Bayern Munich Women, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

The most successful team in the Women's Champions League will welcome the champions of Germany to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, when Lyon Women face Bayern Munich Women on Wednesday.

The hosts will put their 100% record in all competitions on the line, while Bayern will aim to continue their unbeaten start after picking up four points from their two group games.

Match preview

Lyon Women's Wendie Renard celebrates scoring their first goal against PSG Women in March 2021© Reuters

No other team has won more Champions League titles than the seven that Lyon have collected, and the French side are looking to add to their trophy cabinet this season.

Their bid to win an eighth European title could not have started better, with Lyon overcoming Levante in the qualification stages, before winning their opening two group games.

After starting the group with a 3-0 away win against Hacken, the French side thrashed Benfica 5-0 on matchday two.

Kadeisha Buchanan bagged a brace, while Danielle van de Donk, Melvine Malard, Catarina Macario all grabbed a goal apiece against Benfica to continue Lyon's winning run.

Sonia Bompastor's side followed the Benfica victory, with two consecutive league wins to keep Lyon's 100% in all competitions intact, and their winning streak will come under threat in the next week with games against Bayern Munich and PSG.

Bayern have enjoyed a positive start to the season, winning nine of their 11 competitive games this term.

However, the German champions would have been disappointed to only collect a point from their Champions League opener, when they played out a goalless draw away to Benfica.

Although, they did respond in matchday two as they swept aside Hacken, with Lea Schuller bagging a brace, before Linda Dallmann and Jovana Damnjanovic scored to guide Bayern to a 4-0 victory.

Bayern did suffer a surprise defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt following the Hacken victory, but they got their revenge a couple of weeks later with a 4-2 victory over Frankfurt in the DFB Pokal.

Jens Scheuer's side will head into the Lyon clash full of confidence following a 2-1 win at the weekend against SGS Essen, with Klara Buhl and Damnjanovic getting on the scoresheet for Bayern.

Lyon Women Women's Champions League form:
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

Lyon Women form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

Bayern Munich Women Women's Champions League form:
  • D
  • W

Bayern Munich Women form (all competitions):
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

Team News

Having not played since October 31, Lyon's squad have had valuable rest ahead of a crucial week.

Bompastor could bring Ellie Carpenter into the back four, after the Australian international was left on the bench for their last league fixture.

Ada Hegerberg is still waiting for her first start for Lyon since returning from an 18-month layoff, but she has made substitute appearances in the last four games and is likely to be on the bench on Wednesday.

Saki Kumagai is likely to start for Bayern, with the Japanese international trying to get one over her former club, having won five Champions League titles with Lyon, before moving to Munich in May.

The current top scorer in the Frauen-Bundesliga was left on the bench on Saturday, but Schuller will come back into the lineup to lead the line for the visitors.

Lina Magull had to also settle for a place on the bench at the weekend, although she was introduced at half time, and the midfielder is likely to be in from the start for Wednesday.

Lyon Women possible starting lineup:
Endler; Carpenter; Buchanan, Sombath, Bach; van de Donk, Henry, Macario; Cascarino, Malard, Bruun

Bayern Munich Women possible starting lineup:
Benkarth; Glas, Kumagai, Viggosdottir, Simon; Magull, Zadrazil, Dallmann; Asseyi, Beerensteyn, Schuller

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We say: Lyon Women 2-1 Bayern Munich Women

Lyon have been in fine form this season, and though the visit of Bayern will be a tough test, we think the French side will have enough to pick up a narrow victory on Wednesday.

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