PSG vs LyonFrench Ligue 1, KO: 19:45 Sep 19, 2021, Parc des Princes
After falling short in their opening UEFA Champions League fixture, PSG turn their attention to domestic matters as they welcome Lyon to the Parc des Princes. The hosts have a 100% record in the French Ligue 1 and should have too much for an inconsistent Lyon side.
PSG's quest to reclaim their Ligue 1 title has started on an excellent note with the Parisians winning all five of their opening matches. They claimed a 4-0 victory over Clermont in their previous fixture in the topflight with Ander Herrera netting a brace while Kylian Mbappe and Idrissa Gueye were also on target.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men were disappointing in midweek with a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in the Champions League.
The goals have flowed freely for PSG this season and they have found the net four times in each of their last two matches. They will still be banking on the attacking trio of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe despite struggling to find a rhythm on their first start together at Brugge.
Lyon were also victorious in their previous Ligue 1 fixture as they triumphed 3-1 over Strasbourg. Moussa Dembele opened the scoring early in the first half while Jason Denayer and Lucas Paqueta added further goals after the break before the visitors pulled one back.
Peter Bosz's men had a slow start to the season as they failed to secure a win in their opening three matches. However, they appear to be slowly turning the corner and head to PSG with two straight Ligue 1 wins while also claiming a 2-0 win over Rangers in the Europa League.
One problem that continues to plague Lyon is a lack of discipline at the back which could be exploited by the PSG attack. They have kept just one clean sheet in Ligue 1 this season and conceded eight goals in their opening five matches.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to head
PSG have come out on top in recent matches against Lyon, winning four of the last five Ligue 1 meetings. The Parisians claimed a 4-2 victory in the most recent fixture with Kylian Mbappe netting a brace.
Players to watch
Mbappe has four goals in five matches for PSG this season and netted a brace the last time he faced Lyon. SBK has the French forward at 7/9 to score anytime while Lionel Messi is priced at 3/4 by Unibet to finally get off the mark.
Striker Moussa Dembele has impressed for Lyon this season with four goals in five Ligue 1 matches. He is priced at 3/1 by Unibet to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 3.5 goals in four of PSG's last five Ligue 1 matches and a similar outcome is priced at 13/12 by SBK. The Parisians have scored in both halves in their last four Ligue 1 fixtures and Sunday’s clash can be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 4/5 with bet365.
PSG can also be tipped to earn a win and over 3.5 goals at 8/5 with bet365.
This French Ligue 1 match between PSG and Lyon will be played on Sep 19, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best PSG vs Lyon prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.