Lyon vs PSG
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
A massive game will take place to wrap up another weekend of Ligue 1 games when the dominant side of the 2000s Lyon will take on the best side of this decade PSG.
The league is in theory over, but Lyon has a lot to play for. First, they would love to be able to inflict PSG’s first league defeat of the season on them and in front of their adoring fans. It would be a real statement win for Lyon.
Also, they have their eyes on 2nd place which would automatically qualify the side for next seasons Champions League. They are 6 points behind that target and so a win really is needed to keep up that chase to Lille.
Form has been good but not great. Even though they are undefeated for the past five games they have won 2 and drawn 3 and dropped vital points on those drawn games.
Home form is not great either given that they have won 1 from their past three games. They have lost against Rennes and drawn against Reims, two sides you would have expected them to beat. However, it is clear that Lyon will do what they can to raise their game for PSG’s arrival.
PSG will be without Neymar until possibly March, but they still have the strongest team in France. They have won their last 4 games in a row and away from home they are unbeaten of course since they have not lost any games this season.
However, they have had a small wobble where they have drawn 2 games and that has happened in their last 3 matches.
Lyon vs PSG: Head to Head
In Paris earlier this season PSG won 5-0.
The last time the teams played at Lyon last season Lyon won 2-1.
PSG have won 5 of the last 6 meetings between the two sides.
In the last 5 visits to Lyon, PSG have won just 1 game.
Lyon vs PSG: Prediction
Lyon are going to give everything to this game to end PSG’s unbeaten run and also help themselves out by trying to claim 2nd place. Plus, they need points as so many teams are right behind them.
Lyon could well win this game and if PSG are going to lose this season losing away to Lyon could be expected. At the same time Lyon haven’t been brilliant this season at home and have dropped points but they will raise their game.
We won’t take Lyon for the straight win, but they have a very good record at home against PSG so we will take them on the handicap which looks like very good value.
Lyon vs PSG: Bet Tips
Handicap: Lyon +1 @ 1.91 (10/11)
Anytime goal scorer: Nabil Fekir (Lyon) at 3.00 (2/1)
Anytime goal scorer: Julian Draxler (PSG) at 4.00 (3/1).