The race for the coveted French Ligue 1 title is getting stronger as the weeks go by and viewers and bettors around the globe are being served an epic clash this week between two contenders in Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain, who have been the dominant team in recent years.
The two teams currently sit level on 60 points, three behind the current leaders Lille. Neither can afford to slip up as we approach the business end of the season. The match holds a lot of options and opportunities for punters to enjoy their bets and our team of experts at Marathonbet are here once more to aid the cause.
The last 10 league meetings between these great rivals have produced six wins for PSG and four for Lyon, with no matches drawn. There have been 30 goals in these 10 matches, at an average of three a game. Four of the five games taking place at Lyon’s home ground have produced over 2.5 goals.
Therefore, one should expect goals to flow in the upcoming match. Over 2.5 goals is therefore a likely outcome.
When they met earlier this season at the Parc des Princes, a lone goal by Zimbabwean Tino Kadewere was the difference between the two sides
Kylian Mbappé of PSG is no stranger to bettors and is currently leading the scoring chart in the race for the Golden Boot. He is closely followed by Lyon’s Memphis Depay, whilst Karl Toko Ekambi has also been a regular scorer this season.
Moise Kean of PSG is another who is having the best season of his career and has the ability to decide the match in a second.
PSG have some important players on the treatment table, with Presnel Kimpembe, Pablo Sarabia and most significantly Neymar Jr unavailable; whilst Juan Bernat remains a long term absentee.
Olympique Lyonnais have a fit squad to call on ahead of the match.
Both teams come into this match is decent form, which given their lofty league positions is to be expected. Lyon have won six and drawn two of their last 10 league matches, whilst PSG have seven wins and three defeats. However, the team from Paris will be on their guard after losing their last league match 2-1 against lowly Nantes.
As stated earlier, the over 2.5 goals option is a likely option in the upcoming match with the likelihood both teams will find the back of the net.
Another option for a risk-taking bettor is the bookings market as this rivalry has had a player sent off in each of its last matches. Wagering on over 3.5 or 4.5 bookings wouldn’t be a bad option at all as it is expected to be a fiery affair.
LYON vs PSG: OUR PREDICTION
Both teams seem to be on equal footing at present and we are backing the match to end in a DRAW. Whilst draws have recently been a rare occurrence in this fixture, with so much at stake we think both teams may settle for a point rather than risk too much and lose ground on their title challenger.
Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.
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