PSG vs Lyon – Betting Preview
The customary late surge towards the Ligue 1 title begins now for Paris Saint-Germain, who return from the international break to host Lyon at the Parc des Princes on Sunday evening.
Les Parisiens hold a seven-point lead at the top of the pile despite flattering to deceive throughout 2023, whereas their visitors are smack-bang in the middle of the rankings in 10th spot.
Galtier, who few anticipate will still be in charge of the team next season, would have appreciated the chance to recover and refocus during the international break, and directing a stress-free run to the Ligue 1 championship ought to be the Frenchman’s parting present before an anticipated breakup.
Earlier this year, the Parisians were facing a few flimsy challenges to their throne, but Galtier’s team is now comfortably seven points ahead of second-placed Marseille, and thanks to a recurring early exit from the Champions League, they have no additional responsibilities between now and the end of May.
PSG’s unbeaten home streak was under threat even before Rennes came up trumps two weekends ago, as they have now conceded at least twice in each of their last three Ligue 1 games at the Parc des Princes and have just one measly clean sheet to show from their last 12 games across all competitions.
Claudio Lukeba’s own goal gave Lorient, Lille, and Nantes the lead inside of two minutes of their match on March 17. Laurent Blanc’s mid-table battlers defined the idea of solid yet unspectacular during the month of March, earning three points from all three encounters.
But, captain Alexandre Lacazette once again took the initiative and led from the front with his 17th goal of the year to recover a point for Les Gones. While Les Gones’ prospects of qualifying for Europe are still alive, closing the nine-point gap to Rennes in fifth place is far from an easy task.
Gunning for glory in the Coupe de France may be priority number one for Lyon, who will renew hostilities with Nantes in their semi-final on April 5 for the chance to meet Toulouse or Annecy in the showpiece event, where they would no doubt be considered favourites to lift the trophy aloft.
A spot in the Europa League group stages would be theirs if Blanc’s side can add to their trophy cabinet, but top-flight endeavours take centre stage for now, as Lyon attempt to stretch their unbeaten run in the top flight to five matches since embarrassingly losing to Auxerre 2-1 in February.
1×2 Betting Odds:
Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market
Based on current form and squad quality, PSG are the clear favorites to win this match. However, Lyon have the potential to cause an upset if they can improve their defensive performance and take advantage of their attacking options.
PSG are the clear favorites to win this match, with 1X2 odds of around 1.48. Lyon, on the other hand, have odds of around 7.00, indicating that bookmakers see them as significant underdogs. A draw has odds of around 5.50.
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5:
Let’s check the over/under scenario
Bookmakers expect this match to feature a relatively high number of goals, with the Over 2.5 goals option having odds of around 1.50. The Under 2.5 goals option has odds of around 2.68.
It is likely that the match will feature a relatively high number of goals, and a bet on Over 2.5 goals could be a good option. Overall, PSG are expected to win this match, but Lyon could surprise everyone with a strong performance.