Lyon vs PSG Predictions

Lyon vs PSG predictions for Sunday’s top game in Ligue 1. Who will prevail in this classic French rivalry between Lyon and PSG? Will PSG secure another success, or can Lyon cause them another disappointment in this beginning of the season? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Lyon vs PSG Predictions


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Battle of the Titans in Ligue 1

Key Stats
– PSG have dominated the recent head-to-head, winning four of their last five encounters against Lyon.
– Despite their iconic status, Lyon have secured just a single point from three games.
– Kylian Mbappe is in scintillating form, with three goals in just 130 minutes of play.

Two of Ligue 1’s iconic teams, Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain, are set to clash at the Groupama Stadium. As the weekend’s action concludes, both clubs are seeking to reclaim their lost glory, having started the season less than ideally.

The Story so Far

Lyon, having found themselves in the relegation zone at such an early stage, have begun their campaign with a series of disappointing performances. Their humbling 4-1 defeat at home to Montpellier was particularly painful. This marked the first time since the 1960s that the club started with two consecutive losses. The aftermath saw Laurent Blanc, their manager, audaciously suggesting he should be replaced to improve the club’s situation.

Despite this turmoil, they managed to secure a single point in a rather dull 0-0 draw against Nice, but this does little to hide the fact that this is their poorest start in 31 years. A failure to secure a win in their upcoming game would mark the first time since 2000 that Lyon went winless in their first four matches.


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Contrastingly, PSG, the reigning French champions, recorded their first win only recently. Their journey under the leadership of Luis Enrique started sluggishly, drawing their first two games. It was only Kylian Mbappe’s brilliance that ignited a 3-1 victory over Lens. With Lens having lost key players from their runner-up squad last season, PSG’s win, though commendable, was expected.

Form Guide

Lyon’s Ligue 1 form: L, L, D

Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 form: D, D, W

Injury Updates and Lineups

Lyon’s woes continue off the pitch, with top scorer Alexandre Lacazette suspended due to a red card. Other notable absentees include promising youngster Bradley Barcola, who ironically joined PSG, goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, and Dejan Lovren with an injury.

PSG aren’t without their challenges. They’ll miss new recruits Kang-in Lee and Goncalo Ramos. Furthermore, the defensive trio of Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, and Nordi Mukiele remain unavailable.

Possible Starting Lineups:

Lyon: Riou; Mata, Diomande, Caleta-Car, Tagliafico; Tolisso, Lepenant, Caqueret; Nuamah, Kadewere, Cherki

PSG: Donnarumma, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez; Zaire-Emery, Ugarte, Vitinha; Dembele, Asensio, Mbappe

Performance Analysis

Lyon, currently ranked 14th based on the BettingTips4You Expert Rating, have scored a mere two goals and conceded six in their three matches, showing a lack of sharpness both defensively and offensively.

On the other hand, PSG, ranked top, have been more assertive, scoring four goals and conceding two in their three fixtures. With a ball possession of 73.3%, their dominance is evident.


1. The Main Event: Predicting the Outcome

PSG to Win

There’s little doubt regarding the momentum each team brings into this match. The reigning champions, PSG, have shown resilience and flair, even with a few hiccups at the start. Their impressive victory over Lens, featuring a dazzling Mbappé performance, suggests they’re finding their rhythm.

Contrastingly, Lyon’s form doesn’t inspire confidence. Suffering a thumping at Montpellier’s hands and opening their campaign with back-to-back defeats isn’t ideal. Plus, Lyon’s recent history against PSG is less than favourable, with the Parisians taking the spoils in four of their last five encounters.

Statistics add weight to this prediction. Lyon’s defensive errors, particularly evident in their low BettingTips4You rating (ranked 14th out of 18), could prove detrimental against a PSG side boasting a stellar attacking lineup. PSG’s possession stat (a whopping 73.3%) hints at their capability to control and dominate games. Given this gulf in current form and quality, a PSG victory seems the most logical outcome.

2. The Nitty-Gritty: Correct Score Prediction

2-0 to PSG

While PSG have flexed their offensive muscles recently, Lyon’s saving grace might be their defence. In their 0-0 stalemate against Nice, they showed glimpses of solidity. However, with PSG’s Mbappé in scorching form and Lyon’s top scorer, Lacazette, sidelined due to a red card, a shutout seems possible for PSG.

Historically, Lyon have struggled at home against PSG, managing to muster just a single point in their last five encounters at the Groupama Stadium. Plus, with PSG conceding only two goals in three matches and Lyon scoring only twice in the same span, a 2-0 scoreline in favour of PSG appears a realistic expectation.

3. Spotlight on the Stars: Goalscorer Prediction

Kylian Mbappé to Score

Mbappé’s explosive start to the season can’t be ignored. With three goals in just 130 minutes since his reintegration into the squad, his influence on the pitch is undeniable. Lyon’s defence, having already conceded six goals in three games, will find it challenging to contain this goal machine.

Moreover, with a top BettingTips4You rating of 8.30, Mbappé stands out not only in PSG’s ranks but in Ligue 1 as a whole. Given his recent form and the potent combination of Dembélé and Asensio flanking him, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Mbappé find the back of the net in this fixture.


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