Ligue 1 Action at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais – Lyon face Paris Saint-Germain

Olympique Lyonnais vs Paris Saint-Germain
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The Parc Olympique Lyonnais sees Sunday action as Lyon take on PSG – 8:45pm GMT.

Leaders PSG are currently four places higher than their rivals Lyon, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and fifth positions respectively.

Lyon’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 13 points this season

Lyon will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against AS Mónaco and FC Lorient. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, with an unfortunate Lyon that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Peter Bosz’s men form is worryingly poor. The Kids should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. They currently stand fifth in the League, with 13 points for a total of 4 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws having won four meetings, drawn one game, and lost two fixtures.

Lyon have won four meetings of their four League matches at home this season.

A victory for Lyon would put them on 16 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring stats of 16 goals (15 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Karl Toko Ekambi (4), Alexandre Lacazette (4), and Tete (4). Lyon have conceded nine goals.

Lyon may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Paris Saint-Germain will seek to retain their position at the top of the table, this match is no exception

PSG come to this fixture on the back of a victory, having beaten Brest 1-0 at Parc Des Princes.

Also, League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last seven fixtures is astonishing this season, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their Ligue 1 position. 6 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws; That’s worth the number one spot in the League having won six games and drawn one game.

PSG will travel to Lyon with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with four victories.

The ultimate prize this season will be for Paris Saint-Germain to finish top of the Ligue 1 and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.

A solid defensive team

PSG have a solid defence, having only conceded four goals in their previous fixtures. PSG have one of the best goal scoring records so far this season, with 25 so far (23 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Neymar (8), Kylian Mbappe (7), and Lionel Messi (3).

PSG’s squad will likely be depleted of three of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Lyon v Paris Saint-Germain – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen PSG with a greater number of wins. In the last 70 meetings, they have enjoyed 30 victories, to Lyon’s 21 wins. Additionally, PSG are unbeaten in their five of the last 10 games played against Lyon. The last time both teams met in this competition was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

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