PSG vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 9th February 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc des Princes.
Over the last 15 years In French Ligue 1 football there has not been two bigger clubs than PSG and Lyon. Lyon won 7 titles in a row in the 2000s and PSG have won 7 titles in the last 8 years. So, games in France do not get bigger than this.
The problem for Lyon is that they are not having a good season and they were widely tipped to be at least 2nd in the league or finish there.
But the club have struggled and of course had to sack Sylvinho early on in the campaign when it was clear he was not the right person for the club.
So, as things stand Lyon come into this game in 6th place. They are 7 points from a top 4 spot and 13 points from 2nd. They are certainly behind schedule.
Always this season when form looks like it has picked up Lyon have then gone on a bad run and that is what is happening right now as they have gone their last two games without a win.
In midweek they drew 0-0 at home to Amiens which was seen to everybody as a poor result, and that has really summed up the club’s season thus far.
As for PSG they are in brilliant form. They have pulled 12 points clear at the top to Marseille and they look well on their way to winning yet another title.
PSG have won 28 points from their past 30 and have lost just one game in their last 15. At home they have lost just once and won 9 games from 11 played. They have scored 32 goals and conceded just 6. In other words, this is a huge uphill task, even for Lyon.
PSG vs Lyon: Head to Head
- Last season PSG won this game 5-0.
- In the league Lyon have not won in Paris since 2007.
- There is a 70% chance to see both teams to score.
PSG vs Lyon: Prediction
PSG are far ahead of Lyon now, so there is no real technical closeness on the pitch. But at the same time PSG’s emergence as a superpower would have upset Lyon and took so many would be trophies from them, so certainly there is a rivalry there.
We feel this game may play out like the recent Monaco match here where a former champ will really raise their game. Monaco had the extra incentive to impress as they had started with their new manager, Lyon don’t have that fresh approach.
But Lyon will have their chances and we will be picking both teams to score. PSG will need a few goals to get the job done and we are backing them to score at least 3 on the night. We think they will win the game but as normal their price to win is not very appealing.
PSG vs Lyon: Bet Tips:
PSG to score 3+goals at 1.66 (4/6)
Both teams to score at 1.50 (1/2).