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Ligue 1: Lyon vs PSG Betting Preview

Lyon will look to hand PSG their first league defeat as they face this Sunday in what is a relatively big game this Sunday.

The hosts Lyon are currently 3rd in Ligue 1 sitting 3 points behind Lille and 16 points behind leaders PSG as they pretty much are fighting for Champions League spots now with the title pretty much out of sight.

Lyon are coming into this game on some decent having lost just 1 of their last 11 games across all Competitions and winning 3 consecutive entering Sunday.

Lyon’s games have surprisingly not been quite as high scoring this season, in fact at Home they have the least amount of over 2.5 goal games. They don’t score much with just 17 home goals in 11 games, but have the 3rd best defensive record at home. Their away games tend to be far more high scoring.

Moussa Dembele and Nabil Fekir have really been Lyon’s best players in recent weeks and are the ones to watch for this game. Meanwhile Memphis Depay has been going through a massive goal drought having not scored in 10 straight.

Lyon have been weirdly inconsistent at Home recently only winning 1 of their last 5 home games across all competitions. Their away form has been better in the past few weeks than their home form.

PSG meanwhile are clear cut leaders in the Ligue 1 yet again this season sitting at the top with 56 points from 20 games winning 18, drawing 2 and losing NONE.

However, PSG are yet again going to have to be without star man Neymar in February as he’s picked up an injury which puts a massive dent in their future plans maybe not in the league but other competitions.

PSG have shown RED HOT form entering this game as they’ve won 4 straight scoring 18 goals.

PSG have been by far the most dominant team in the league as 20 games in they’ve scored leagues best 66 goals and conceded leagues best 11 which is an astonishing +55 Goal difference

Kylian Mbappe the clear man to watch here as the 20 year old star has been on fire all season long with 18 goals in 15 apps in the league and have scored 7 in his last 6 apps for PSG. The last time that Mbappe faced Lyon he bagged 4 goals within a 13 minute period.

PSG won the previous meeting 5-0 against Lyon and as mentioned Mbappe stole the show with 4 goals.

Looking at recent H2H when Lyon are the home team, PSG have only won once in their last 4 travels here with Lyon winning the other 2 games and one game ending in a draw. One of the few away days where PSG struggle.

PSG are tipped as favourites by the bookies for this game understandably so. Unibet odds currently have PSG to win at 1.82. Lyon win 3.85, Draw 4.00.

Team News

Lyon: Lyon don’t have any serious issues with injuries, all key players are available including Marcal who is available back from suspension

PSG: Star man Neymar is out of course as mentioned as already. Furthermore, PSG are short in midfield with Marco Verratti injured and Rabiot out of contention. One good news is that defender Kimpembe is back in contention to play for the Paris side.

Betting Stats

Lyon are rock bottom at covering total goal overs at home in Ligue 1 this season at just 9.1% (1-1-9).

Lyon are also tied with the worst percentage at covering total first half goal overs at Home this season at 27.3% (3-8).

Bertrand Traore is Lyon’s top scorer at Home this season with 5 home goals in Ligue 1.

Lyon average 1.09 bookings per game at Home this season in the league (12 bookings in 11 games).

Lyon are tied 6th best at covering Handicaps at Home in the league at 45.5% (5-1-5).

PSG are 4th best at covering total goal overs away from home in the league this season at 55.6% (5-4).

However, PSG are just 16th best at covering total 1st half goal overs at 33.3% (3-6). Tend to have more goals in the 2nd half.

Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe all have 6 goals each away from home for PSG which is their tied top scorers away from home. With Neymar out, Cavani and Mbappe become more likely to score.

PSG average 2 bookings per game away from home this season in the league (18 bookings in 9 games).

PSG are tied 4th best at covering Handicaps away from home in the league this season at 66.7% (6-1-2).

KICK OFF – 3rd February 2019 – 8pm UK Time