Lyon vs PSG: prediction and bets on Ligue 1 2021/22, January 9, 2022
Olympique Lyonnais will host Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in Round 20 of the Ligue 1 2021/22. Who’ll be stronger in the spotlight battle of this round in the French men’s football championship which will start on Sunday, January 9, at 8:45 p.m. local time (10:45 p.m. Moscow time) at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon?
The current form of Lyon To put it mildly, Lyon aren’t enchanting with their play this season. If in the last season the giants of French football finished in 4th place, then in the current one it’ll be extremely difficult to repeat it. On the eve of this round, ‘The Kids’ are only in 13th place in the Ligue 1 standings with 24 points – they are 7 points behind the Top-5 zone that distributes berths for the European cups in 2022/23. But, we must not forget Lyon’s performance in the UEFA Europa League where the team proved to be great and qualified for the 1/8 finals directly from the group. Note that Lyon ended the year 2021 badly because they failed to win 5 consecutive matches (4 draws and 1 defeat).
The latest results of Lyon: • Drew against Metz 1-1 • Drew against Lille 0-0 • Drew against the Rangers 1-1 • Drew against Bordeaux 2-2 • Lost against Reims 1-2
The current form of PSG PSG will have to truly underperform in the rest of the ongoing season not to win Ligue 1. However, as far as they are concerned, it doesn’t matter as, after all, the primary goal of ‘The Parisians’ is the UEFA Champions League. There, the team is far from being without problems but managed to pass the group as the second-placed, gaining 11 points in 6 meetings. In the last round of the French Championship they played thus far, PSG failed to beat the modest Lorient (1-1), which was truly a sensational result for the penultimate side in the Ligue 1 charts. If there wasn’t for the rescue goal of Mauro Icardi in stoppage time, PSG would embarrass themselves. Regardless of all that, the team is leading in the national league standings with 46 points, ahead of the second-placed Nice by as much as 13 points!
The latest results of PSG: • Drew against Lorient 1-1 • Won against Monaco 2-0 • Won against Club Bruges 4-1 • Drew against Lens 1-1 • Drew against Nice 0-0
Head-to-head encounters Looking at the last 10 mutual encounters, PSG are much more successful rivals than Lyon. The team from the French capital took 6 wins, while Lyon triumphed 3 times. One encounter ended in a draw.
To be honest, it won’t be that match shameful for PSG to fail to prevail over clear underdogs (the group of teams in which Lyon certainly fall due to their current form), especially on the road. In general, there’s nothing wrong with that because the championship title is already practically in the pocket of ‘The Parisians’. Anything can be expected from them in the upcoming match. But for Lyon, which this season repeatedly disappointed their fans, the next encounter is extremely important. All in all, we’re expecting an open and intense football. In the last couple of H2Hs, Lyon and PSG exchanged goals and, in general, played in the “let's score more goals than the rival” manner. What prevents them from doing it again?
Results of the forecast
Forecast failed. Lyon vs PSG 1:1