Lyon vs PSGFrench Ligue 1, KO: 20:00 Mar 21, 2021, Groupama Stadium
It is a top of the table clash in the French Ligue 1 as Champions PSG travel to the Groupama Stadium for a clash against challengers Lyon. Both teams are playing catch-up to leaders Lille and have stumbled slightly in recent weeks.
Lyon were held to a 1-1 draw by Reims in their previous Ligue 1 fixture. They fell behind midway through the second half and failed to turn their dominance into victory with Tinotenda Kadewere salvaging a point with a late goal.
Rudi Garcia’s men are third on the table level on points with PSG in second place but have been inconsistent in recent weeks. They have claimed three wins in their last six matches and have dropped points against Montpellier and Olympique Marseille in that run.
Lyon are sharp in front of goal and are among the leading scorers in Ligue 1 this season. The major problem has been in defence as they have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight home matches.
PSG will be desperate to make amends for their shocking 2-1 defeat to troubled Nantes last time out in Ligue 1. They took the lead just before halftime but suffered a dip in the second half as Nantes came back to claim the win.
The Parisians shook off that disappointment and showed their quality in midweek as an early goal from Mauro Icardi and a brace from Kylian Mbappe earned the a 3-0 victory over Lille in the Coupe de France.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have also been plagued by inconsistency this season but remain three points off the pace on the Ligue 1 table. They have maintained a solid record on the road and head to the Groupama Stadium with four wins from their last five away matches in all competitions.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
PSG have the edge in this fixture with 28 wins from 65 previous matches. Lyon have been victorious 22 times while there have been 15 draws between both teams.
Lyon claimed a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in December but the Parisians ran out 5-1 winners on their last visit to the Groupama Stadium with Kylian Mbappe netting a hat-trick.
Players to watch
Kylian Mbappe continues to be the shining light for PSG this season and heads into Sunday’s clash off the back of a brace. Skybet has the forward at 13/10 to score anytime while the first goal is valued at 17/4 by Unibet.
Memphis Depay remains the leading scorer for Lyon this season with 14 goals and is priced at 9/5 by Betfred to score anytime. Tinotenda Kadewere is also one to keep an eye on following his goal last time out and the striker is priced at 19/10 by betway in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
There is plenty of attacking quality on display on Sunday and with both teams not convincing at the back, the goals market could provide some reward. Over 4.5 goals is valued at 16/5 by BetVictor, over 3.5 goals is priced at 7/5 by novibet while Red Zone is offering 4/7 for over 2.5 goals.
PSG have led at the break in their last four away matches in Ligue 1 and could be worth a punt for a halftime win at 35/19 with SBK.
This French Ligue 1 match between Lyon and PSG will be played on Mar 21, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Lyon vs PSG prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.