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Ligue 1 – PSG vs Olympique Lyon: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Ligue 1 between PSG and Olympique Lyon and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Paris Saint-Germain welcome Olympique Lyon to the Parc des Princes on Sunday evening for a Ligue 1 showdown.

The Parisians have won each of their five games to take an early lead in Ligue 1. Lionel Messi’s expected home debut should add to a thrilling atmosphere, one PSG will want to mark in style. The hosts have a point to prove here following a lackluster 1-1 Champions League draw at Club Brugge.

Lyon, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-1 win over Strasbourg last weekend. Goals have been flowing on both sides of the pitch for Les Gones this season, making them a tempting bet for a goal-laden encounter. The visitors lie seventh in Ligue 1 on eight points after five games, seven behind table-toppers PSG.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and Analysis in Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain have been in solid form of late. In their last 10 Ligue 1 fixtures, the Parisians hit the target 2.8 times on average per game, scoring 28 goals along the way. They also kept 4 clean sheets, conceding only 8 goals for an average of 0.8 per game.

Goals have been going both ways for Lyon in their last 10 Ligue 1 fixtures. Les Gones have scored 24 goals for an average of 2.4 goals per game. They conceded 19 goals, an average of 1.9 per game, and kept just 1 clean sheet.

Stats and facts for PSG and Lyon.

Fun stats PSG

  • PSG has won the last 7 matches in a row;
  • PSG unbeaten the last 12 matches in a row;
  • PSG has won the last 5 matches in a row at home;
  • PSG has won in the last 11 of 12 matches.

Fun stats Lyon

  • Lyon unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Lyon has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
  • Lyon scored in the last 37 of 39 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Lyon’s last 10 of 12 matches.

Form PSG vs Lyon

Parisians looking formidable.

PSG keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their last 3 matches, Mauricio Pochettino’s side played out a 2-0 win against Reims, followed by a 4-0 win against Clermont Foot. Their most recent match brought a 1-1 draw with Club Bruges in the Champions League.

Visitors continue to collect points.

Lyon look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 matches, Peter Bosz’s side experienced a 1-0 win against Nantes and went on to a 3-1 win against Strasbourg. Their latest match served up a 2-0 win against Rangers in the Europa League.

PSG v Lyon – Fixture history

The last time the two clubs squared up against each other, which was back on 21 March 2021, PSG ran away with a 2-4 victory.

The Parisians are able to put a winning total of 70% on display for their last 10 encounters against Lyon in the Ligue 1. The resulting total reads 7-0-3, with the latter winning 30%.

Top goalscorer

Kylian Mbappe arrives in Paris very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 outings for PSG. Scoring 4 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output. Moussa Dembele is on 4 goals in the last 6 internationals for Lyon and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here.