Round 14 in Ligue 1 rounds off with an absolute belter of a game as Lyon square off against reigning champions PSG at Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
It’s always a highlight of the Ligue 1 season when these two teams meet and this Sunday’s clash also ranks amongst the top fixtures across Europe this weekend.
Between them the two clubs have dominated French football over the last 15 years. However, it’s PSG who have held the mantle as the country’s best side for some time now, following Lyon’s run of titles in the 2000’s.
And Les Parisiens go into this weekend’s game even money favourites to bank a crucial victory and continue their hunt down of surprise leaders Nice at the top of Ligue 1.
PSG beat Nantes 2-0 last weekend to secure their ninth domestic win of the campaign and they currently sit joint second with Monaco on 29 points – three behind Nice who also play this Sunday against Bastia.
Unai Emery’s men drew 2-2 away to Arsenal in the Champions League in midweek and but were much the better side in London. The result was largely immaterial as PSG have already qualified for the last 16 of that competition. However, their impressive performance indicated they are nearing their very best.
Lyon will be confident though of containing the defending Ligue 1 champions and they too go into Sunday’s contest on the back of a positive result in the Champion League.
Les Gones nicked a 0-1 win away to Dinamo Zagreb courtesy of an Alexandre Lacazette goal to keep their hopes of qualification alive and their Ligue 1 form is also on the upgrade.
A 0-1 success at Lille last weekend made it three domestic wins on the bounce for Bruno Genesio’s men who are now up to fourth in the table.
Lacazette’s goals have been key to Lyon’s recent progress and with 10 already netted this term he must rate as a decent bet to score anytime on Sunday evening at 6/5.
This should be a thriller with both teams in the best shape they’ve been all season and it’s hard to predict a result with Lyon aided by home advantage.
Indeed, they upset PSG 2-1 in last season’s corresponding fixture, however, there can be no guarantees of a repeat this time around despite the fact they’re likely to give Les Parisiens a real test.
So with goals a continuous feature of recent matches between the sides with at least three scored in the last five meetings, we’ll back over 2.5 here which should land comfortably and a 2-2 draw in the correct score market at decent odds.
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