Lyon: Struggling at the back
Lyon were always a team with European objectives, but last season they finished eighth in the standings. They failed to book their spot in one of the three European competitions. Peter Bosz admitted he wanted to make as many as eight halftime changes during his side’s Lorient horror show. That ended their superb start to the new term.
So, after Lyon’s 3-1 defeat to Lorient came a 2-1 road loss to AS Monaco, Now, fifth in the standings with 13 points to their name. They’ve been perfect at the Groupama Stadium this term (4-of-54), though poor overall against PSG, with low confidence.
Lyon have an impressive squad at their disposal and will be intent on restoring their Champions League status. The likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Tete can be effective and will look to make their mark in here. Lyon may be boosted by some injury returns. That, and having enjoyed an extra week’s rest because of no (European) commitments. After two defeats in a row, a match against Ligue 1’s reigning champs and one of the best attacks in Europe is not good. If you’re betting online, do not rush to back them quite yet.
Paris Saint-Germain: Stars are out
Reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain look to maintain their position at the top of the table. With 19 points secured in seven domestic games (25 goals scored in the process), PSG are out to extend their great record against Lyon, approaching the international break in first.
Obviously, their main objective this season is winning the Champions League, beginning the UCL campaign with wins against Juventus and Maccabi Haifa. PSG are in impressive form at the moment, one of the best squads in world football at their disposal. Messi’s in fine form (three goals and seven assists), while Neymar and Mbappe are leading the French league goal chart with eight and seven, respectively. Finding the back of the net is what they do, so then always include PSG in your soccer picks and parlays.
Lyon vs PSG Head-to-Head
PSG have a +21 goal differential after six Ligue 1 matches, equaling the best total in the competition’s history at this juncture of the season. PSG have the longest unbeaten (active) home streak in the competition, unbeaten last 24 Ligue 1 matches at the Parc des Princes. They have won five and lost one in the last eight mutual encounters against Lyon. We have seen at least three goals on the scoresheet in two of the last three head-to-heads between the two sides, with both teams having scored on all three occasions.
Lyon vs PSG Match Information
- Match: Lyon (4-1-2) vs PSG (6-1-0)
- Location: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Lyon vs PSG Live stream: fubo.tv
Lyon vs PSG Betting Lines
|Lyon||+1 -120||+350||3½ -110o||1½ +155o
|Paris St Germain||-1 -110||-160||3½ -120u||2½ +125o
Lyon vs PSG Prediction
The visitors enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -160 on the three-way moneyline, according to the latest soccer odds. The goal line is set at 3½.
It’s difficult to see anything other than a comfortable victory by PSG. They are flying high in all competitions, plus that impressive record against Lyon. We don’t expect them to cover, however, because Lyon’s solid after a great summer transfer window. Lyon also give everything against PSG, especially in front of their fans. Expect them to contribute on the scoresheet. Neymar, Mbappe, and Messi could easily score three on their own, so here’s to the over.