It hasn’t been an easy start to the season for PSG, as Luis Enrique comes to grips with the task at hand. The same can also be said of Laurent Blanc at Lyon, who will desperately need a win soon as they currently sit in the bottom three places of the Ligue 1 standings.
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Both Lyon and PSG come into this fixture on Sunday with a point to prove, as neither have started the season in the form that many would have expected. However, the Parisians finally looked to click into gear last weekend, as they ended a two-game drawing run by picking up maximum points at home against Lens.
It was a solid display by PSG, as they appeared to be in cruise control throughout the second half after Marco Asensio’s opener on the stroke of half time. Kylian Mbappe also looked sharp in Paris, as he scored the second early in the second half, before adding the third in the 90th minute. His second goal saw him exceed 300 goal involvements for PSG, netting 215 times and registering 86 assists.
It has been a grim start to the season for Laurent Blanc and his Lyon side, as they remain locked in the bottom three positions of the standings. One positive will certainly come from the fact that they were able to end a two-game losing sequence last Sunday, as they played out a goalless draw against Nice.
However, Lyon never looked likely to find the back of the net in that fixture, as they mustered just a single shot on target from their 41% of the possession. The result saw Lyon make some unwanted history, as they are in the bottom three for the first time after three matches for the first time since 1971-72. Meanwhile, they have taken their lowest tally of points at this stage of the season since 1992-93.
Lyon vs PSG Head to Head
Lyon landed a famous win over PSG in the previous encounter between the sides. However, that win was their first in four matches against the Parisians. They are winless in their last four home matches against PSG, which includes a 1-0 defeat in this exact fixture last term.
Lyon vs PSG Prediction
It has been a really disappointing start to the season for Lyon, and things aren’t likely to get any easier this weekend. We expect the Parisians to register maximum points on the road, and we could see them winning by at least a two-goal margin.
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