Lyon (@3.7) vs Paris St-G (@1.95)
23-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Paris St-G will win

Lyon – Paris St-G Match Prediction | 23-09-2019 15:00

Bordeaux got their first win of the season last week as they beat Dijon 2-0. Bordeaux had ten shots but none of them commanded an XG value of over 0.09 which shows that many of their efforts were speculative and they were lucky to score twice. Loris Benito and Hwang Ui-Jo got the goals for the Girondins but it wasnt a stellar performance from Bordeaux as they scored through individual brilliance rather than calculated build up play.

Formed by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain or as they call it PSG is the most successful club in French football with 31 domestic titles to their name. Having won six Ligue 1 title so far, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title, PSG are also one of only two French clubs to ever win a European title.

Form Summary

This is the fifth time these clubs meet this season, and currently the aggregate score is 12-2 the Coupe de la Ligue game was the closest Lyon came to picking up a result and that was against a weakened PSG XI. But its hard to predict anything but an away victory. History is the only thing really going in Lyons favour for Sundays game: PSG have only won once in Lyon in the last 10 years, when a Jeremy Menez goal handed the away side the Ligue 1 title.

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Les Parisiens were crowned UEFA Cup Winners Cup champions back in 1995-96, while their last European trophy was the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Beginning of the new millennium was particularly hard for the celebrated club who flirted with relegation in 2000s before they were bought by the Quatar Sports Investments group in 2011 when the rebirth of the Paris Saint-Germain as we know it today began.

La Liga

Lyon lost only one match from the previous 5 played before this match with Paris SG.The attacking skills of Lyon are mild, they won 3games from the last 5 played. They have failed to win 13 of their last 37 matches in Ligue 1.In their last match they draw against Nice. Lyon is ranked on the 4th place in the standings with 64 points, 77 goals scored and 48 goals received in the last 37 leaguegames.

Paris SG lost only one match from the previous 5 played before this match with Lyon.The attacking skills of Paris SG are common, they won 3events from the last 5 played. Paris SG are ranked on the 2nd place in the standings with 87 points, 83 goals scored and 27 goals received this season in Ligue 1.In their last match they draw against Caen.

When Laurent Blancs team travelled to the Stade Gerland last season the Ligue 1 landscape was much different, as Paris Saint-Germain trailed Olympique Lyonnais by two points. They would ultimately overcome their challengers and now, 12 months later, there are no challengers. Although Lyon go into the weekend in fifth place, just two points off the Champions League places, they are 34 points behind the Parisians.

*Ligue 1

PSG will hope to continue their revivalwhen Lyon visit on Sunday night in what is another crunch clash in the Ligue 1 title race. Fall out of Paris Saint-Germains Champions League exit in stunning fashion to Barcelona still hangs around in the air. PSG have no choice but to fully concentrate on the league title and all credit to them as they did just that last weekend and beat Lorient away 2-1.

Lyon will be glad to be back at home for this one though as the Groupama has been a great hunting ground for them in recent matches. This was a surprisingly poor performance from Lyon as they had started the season in such great fashion with a flurry of goals.