Paris Saint-Germain vs. Olympique Lyonnais
September 19, 2021 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -250, Under 2.5 +200
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Paris Saint-Germain is welcoming Olympique Lyonnais to Parc des Princes in round 6 of the French Ligue 1. PSG is being dominant in the Ligue 1, but they haven’t started the Champions League in a good way. After a sloppy start of the season, Lyon is finally improving, and they are now on a 3-game winning streak.
PSG was playing against Club Brugge on the road in the Champions League, and they were solid with 64% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 big chances created, and 89% of the correct passes. After getting ahead in the 15th minute, PSG has stopped playing, and it cost them. PSG conceded a goal in the 27th minute, and they weren’t able to get back ahead. This match has ended in a 1-1 draw. In Ligue 1, PSG is at the top with a maximum of 15 points, 16 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals. Mbappe is the leading goalscorer for PSG with 5 goals, but he got injured in that Champions League game and he will miss this game. Herrera has scored 3 goals, while Gueye added 2 goals. Mbappe has also added 3 assists. Messi expected to have his second start for PSG in this game, and it’s time for him to boost his stats finally.
Lyon is slowly climbing the standings, and he is now in 7th place with 8 points, 8 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals so far. In their last 3 games, Lyon has 3 wins, they have scored 6 goals, and their defense has definitely stepped up with only 1 conceded goal. Dembele has 4 goals to his name so far this season, but he is still questionable for this match. Lyon was playing against Rangers on the road in the Europa League earlier this week, and they were the better team with 53% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. I know Rangers is a good team, which is why I didn’t expect from Lyon to be so much better, but they have scored 1 goal in each half, and Lyon has won this game 0-2. After this game against PSG, Lyon has a couple of easier games ahead, and this is the opportunity for them to catch up to the teams at the top of the table. Late during the transfer window, Lyon has signed a few good players, and that has certainly helped them with depth and quality on the bench.
This is one of the biggest derbies in France, and both teams are in good form, especially PSG who is undefeated in their last 6 games. Lyon is also on the winning streak, and I think they will score at least one goal here, but I think PSG gets the win.