Ligue 1 – Lyon – Paris Saint-Germain on Match-day 20

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Lyon to host top of the table PSG, on Sunday at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais – Kick-off 8:45pm GMT.

Champion’s League hopefuls PSG, travel to Lyon on Sunday, as first takes on twelfth in the League.

Lyon arrive at this fixture, having secured 25 points so far this season

Lyon dropped points against FC Metz, only managing a 1-1 draw, having previously drawn 0-0 to Lille, so the team will want to win this game to move their season forward.

Also, Lyon seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with three draws in three matches. With a twelfth position in the league and 6 wins, 5 losses and 7 draws, they currently have 25 points in the League having won six fixtures, drawn seven games, and lost five games.

When Lyon host PSG, they will do so on the back of four victories, four draws, and one losses on their own ground.

A victory for Lyon would put them on 28 points.

Peter Bosz could be missing up to seven of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

League leaders Paris Saint-Germain will seek to win every game, this fixture is no exception

With Mauricio Pochettino’s men stubbornly held to a 1-1 draw in their last match, he will hope to find the key to unlock the defence in this fixture.

Also, League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured 14 victories in their last 19 matches is astonishing this season, who sit comfortably withing the Champion’s League qualification zone. With 46 points (14W – 1L and 4D), they currently sit top of the League having won 14 fixtures, drawn four meetings, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, PSG have won six fixtures, drawn three matches, and lost one game.

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.

Good atacking and defensive team

PSG’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding 17 goals in their previous games. They have a good scoring average of 39 goals (36 from open play and three penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Kylian Mbappe (10), Mauro Icardi (4), and Achraf Hakimi (3).

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

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

Regarding their historical duels these two clubs have already played each other 69 times with the tally being 30 wins and 18 draws for Lyon. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was September 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for Paris Saint-Germain- it’s a 70.92% likelihood that both sides will score again on Sunday.

PSG to win – probability is 52.36 percent.

Other players of note for Lyon are Karl Toko Ekambi and Moussa Dembele with five goals and four goals respectively and for PSG are Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi with 10 goals each.

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