Lyon v PSG, Sunday, 8pm
BY the time this game kicks off PSG may have been already crowned champions. If Marseille lose at home to Toulouse on Saturday PSG will be at least seven points clear with two games to play.
If Marseille draw PSG are virtually assured of the title because of their vastly-superior goal difference – and if Marseille win PSG can seal their first league triumph in 19 years by beating Lyon in the big Sunday night game.
My feeling is we’ll get an open and exciting game whether PSG need the points or not, not only because this is a clash between the division’s two highest-scoring sides but also because there’s so much at stake for Lyon.
About six weeks ago Remi Garde’s side looked nailed on for second place but an attack of the jitters has seen them fall four points behind Marseille (now in second place) which means Lyon are battling it out with Nice, St Etienne and Lille for the third and final Champions League spot.
Lyon will be praying PSG already have the title wrapped up by the time the teams take the field in order to make their task easier – yet regardless of the situation Lyon’s best hope of winning will be to adopt an attacking approach because they are more convincing offensively than defensively.
Second-choice keeper Anthony Lopes will start for a third consecutive match because No.1 Remy Vercoutre is injured, while Lyon’s centre-halves continue to perform uncertainly regardless of who Garde picks.
Lyon v PSG Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.05