Lyon will play Paris Saint-Germain at Groupama Stadium today in Ligue 1.
Lyon come into this match after a 1-1 draw against Frederic Antonetti’s Metz in their most recent tournament. A second-half goal from young centre-back Castello Lukeba for Lyon was canceled out by Malian midfielder Boubacar Traore’s goal for Metz.
On the other hand, Paris Saint-Germain beat Vannes 4-0 in round 32 of the French Cup. A first-half goal by centre-back Presnel Kimpembe and a hat-trick in the second half by the superstar striker Kylian Mbappe guaranteed victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain.
Head to head record of Lyon vs Paris Saint-Germain
In 38 confrontations between the two sides, Paris Saint-Germain has a clear advantage. They won 23 games, lost nine and drew six.
The two clubs last faced each other last year in Ligue 1, when Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 2-1. Second-half goals by Brazilian striker Neymar and Argentine striker Mauro Icardi signed with Paris Saint-Germain. Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta scored a consolation goal for Lyon.
Lyon’s form guide in Ligue 1: DDDLW
Paris Saint-Germain’s guide to Ligue 1 form: DWDDW
Team News Lyon vs Paris Saint-Germain
Lyon will not have a few players. Coach Peter Bosz will not be able to have the services of midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide and young Ivory midfielder Sinaly Diomande. There are doubts about the availability of Belgian centre-back Jason Denayer, Brazil international Lucas Paqueta and Brazilian left-back Henrique.
Algeria international Islam Slimani, Cameroon international Karl Toko Ekambi and Zimbabwe international Tino Kadewere all represent their countries at AFCON and will not be present.
Injured: Sinaly Diomande, Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Suspect: Henrique, Jason Denayer, Lucas Paqueta
Ban: Not available
Unavailable: Tino Kadewere, Karl Toko Ekambi, Islam Slimani
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain will also be absent. Brazilian superstar Neymar is injured, while there are doubts about the readiness of Germany international Julian Draxler, Spanish left-back Juan Bernat and Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes.
Argentinian striker Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, Portuguese midfielder Danilo Pereira, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and French left-back Layvin Kurzawa are both expected to miss this match, after testing positive for COVID-19. Morocco international Achraf Hakimi and Senegal internationals Idrissa Gueye and Abdou Diallo were unavailable due to their AFCON duties.
Injured: Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Danilo Pereira, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Layvin Kurzawa, Lionel Messi
Suspect: Nuno Mendes, Juan Bernat, Julian Draxler
Ban: Not available
Unavailable: Abdou Diallo, Achraf Hakimi, Idrissa Gueye
Lyon vs Paris Saint-Germain predict XI
Lyon predicts XI (3-4-2-1): Anthony Lopes, Damien Da Silva, Jerome Boateng, Castello Lukeba, Leo Dubois, Bruno Guimaraes, Maxence Caqueret, Emerson Palmieri, Xherdan Shaqiri, Houssem Aouar, Moussa Dembele
Paris Saint-Germain predicts XI (4-3-3): Keylor Navas, Colin Dagba, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Ander Herrera, Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappe
Prediction Lyon vs Paris Saint-Germain
Lyon is ranked 13th on the table and has only won 1 of the last 5 matches. Manager Peter Bosz is under pressure to get things sorted out soon and the Dutchman, who continues to split opinions on the qualities of a manager, will greatly benefit from the result. positive against Paris Saint-Germain.
Paris Saint-Germain, on the other hand, is unlikely to run smoothly this season, despite the incredible star power on display. Lionel Messi and Neymar have struggled against their lofty standards, while manager Mauricio Pochettino seems keen on leaving Manchester United.
Paris Saint-Germain, for all the criticism, will go into most games this season as the favorites.
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