PSG vs Olympique Lyon: Head-to-Head Ligue 1 Preview and Prediction

Paris will witness the season’s first French Classico when PSG go H2H against Olympique Lyon at Parc des Princes on Sunday night. 

Ligue 1: Match Details

Match: PSG VS Olympique Lyon
Date: 20 Sept 2021
Location: Parc de Princes
Kick-off: 7:15 pm (CET)

PSG has been labelled favourites in every competition from Ligue 1 to Champions League; their Ligue 1 Campaign took a flying start winning all the previous games. 

However, their Champions League opener was disappointing despite having Messi, Neymar and Mbappe front three. Every PSG fan expected this to be a galore goal match, although the team flattered to deceive and held 1-1.    

While, Lyon exhibited an inspiring performance in Europa League, battering 2 past Rangers. They are placed in 7th position in the league table, with three wins and a draw. 

PSG vs Olympique Lyon: Last 5 H2H Matches

Date Results  Event 
21-03-2021PSG 4-2 LyonLigue 1
13-12-2020PSG 0-1 LyonLigue 1  
31-07-2020PSG 1-0 LyonCoupe de la Ligue
04-03-2020PSG 5-1 Lyon Coupe de France 
09-02-2020PSG 4-2 LyonLigue 1  

The Parisians have lost only once to Lyon and won the remaining four matches; PSG has eclipsed Lyon in every game whenever they shared the pitch except for the 1-0 defeat in Ligue 1. 

The teams will again battle it out for the top spot on Sunday. Club Brugge could inspire Lyon, who were able to stiffle one of the dreadful trios in football. 

PSG vs Olympique Lyon: Trivia

- Lyon have only won 31% of their Ligue 1 games against PSG 

- Lyon have won only once in the last 13 fixtures against PSG

- Lyon are Mbappe’s favourite team as he netted eight goals against Lyon in Ligue 1

- Achraf Hakimi is the only defender to have 17 touches in the opposition’s box this season, more than any other defender.

PSG vs Olympique Lyon: H2H Predicted XI

Paris Saint-Germain Predicted XI (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Nuno Mendes, Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum, Danilo Pereira, Lionel Messi, Mauro Icardi, Neymar

Lyon Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Anthony Lopes; Malo Gusto, Jason Denayer, Jerome Boateng, Emerson Palmeiri; Maxence Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes; Lucas Paqueta, Houssem Aouar, Karl Toko Ekambi; Islam Slimani

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PSG vs Olympique Lyon: H2H Prediction

Paris will finally see Lionel Messi playing at home ground, as every PSG fan will be on cloud nine, and if Kylian Mbappe is fit to play, we will again witness MNM trio magic on the pitch. PSG are contesting at the home soil as well so, and it will be unlikely to conquer them at home. 

Lyon will be taking notes from Club Brugge, who managed to keep the MNM trio quiet throughout the game. We never know when something impossible happens in football, it will be thrilling to see how Peter Bosz executes his strategy to halt the star-studded PSG. 

Sportco Predicts: PSG should win this game without any difficulty with a 4-0 score-line. 

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