PSG vs Lyon Betting and Match Preview: Will Messi, Neymar and Mbappé Start?

Written By Alex Blowers on September 17, 2021

This Sunday, Lyon travels to Parc des Princes to face PSG for one of Ligue 1‘s biggest fixtures. The game will be shown live on beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports en Español, beIN Sports, with kick-off scheduled for 2:45PM EST. Read on for my match preview, bringing you all the latest team news, recent form, and stats to hopefully help you make better PSG vs Lyon betting choices.

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PSG vs Lyon Betting and Match Preview: Will Messi, Neymar and Mbappé Start?

PSG

CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayShots ForShots AgainstGoals ForGoals AgainstPossessionxG ForxG AgainstxG Difference
Ligue 1TroyesAway12152157%1.490.62+0.87
Ligue 1StrasbourgHome1184265%2.900.57+2.33
Ligue 1BrestAway16114274%1.511.25+0.26
Ligue 1Stade de ReimsAway12112067%1.820.83+0.99
Ligue 1Clermont FootHome13144052%2.511.04+1.47
Total / Average64 / 12.859 / 11.816 / 3.25 / 163%10.23 / 2.0464.31 / 0.86+5.92 / +1.18

Stats taken from UnderStat

PSG vs Lyon Betting and Match Preview: Will Messi, Neymar and Mbappé Start?

Out: Sergio Ramos (Thigh), Juan Bernat (Torn ACL), Colin Dagba (Ankle), Kylian Mbappé (Ankle)
Doubtful: Marco Verratti (Knee), Mauro Icardi (Shoulder), Layvin Kurzawa (Calf)
Suspended: None
Coach: Mauricio Pochettino

On Wednesday, PSG debuted their deadly front three – Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappé – against Club Brugge in the Champions League. However, it didn’t go to plan as they were held to a 1-1 draw and only managed 9 shots on goal to their opponents 16.

In the second half, Mbappé was replaced by Mauro Icardi after picking up an ankle injury that rules him out of this game. My monies on Ángel Di María taking his place in the front three. The Argentinian is fully rested after being suspended for the midweek game.

Idrissa Gueye was also suspended for the Champions League and will return to the midfield three with Leandro Parades dropping to the bench. Gueye has started the season off in fine fashion scoring 2 goals in three Ligue 1 appearances.

I think Keylor Navas will keep his place in goal ahead of Gianluigi Donnarumma. Mauricio Pochettino has selected the Chilean international for five games out of a possible six. Thilo Kehler could replace Marquinhos or Presnel Kimpembe at center back if Poch decides to rest one of them.

LYON

CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayShots ForShots AgainstGoals ForGoals AgainstPossessionxG ForxG AgainstxG Difference
Ligue 1Stade BrestoisHome17131169%1.181.02+0.16
Ligue 1AngersAway8130358%0.981.64-0.66
Ligue 1Clermont FootHome21173355%3.321.82+1.50
Ligue 1FC NantesAway12181064%1.441.35+0.09
Ligue 1StrasbourgHome14123159%1.702.04-0.34
Total / Average53 / 10.673 / 14.68 / 3.28 / 161%8.62 / 1.727.87 / 1.57+0.75 / +0.15

Stats taken from UnderStat

PSG vs Lyon Betting and Match Preview: Will Messi, Neymar and Mbappé Start?

Out: Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Ruptured Cruciate Ligament), Tino Kadewere (Hernia), Léo Dubois (Calf), Lenny Pintor (Ruptured Cruciate Ligament)
Doubtful: None
Suspended: None
Coach: Peter Bosz

Peter Bosz used a 4-3-3 against Rangers in the Europa League. In Lyon’s last three Ligue 1 fixtures, he has used a 4-2-3-1, and I think he will revert to that formation for this game.

Jérôme Boateng returned to the starting lineup for Thursday’s game despite being found guilty of assaulting the mother of his twins last week. The club are yet to comment on the case, and Bosz has declined to talk about the incident in his press conferences.

Jason Denayer will partner with the former Manchester City and Bayern Munich player. These two are Lyon’s best center backs, and Bosz will want to develop their partnership sooner rather than later. Malo Gusto will continue at right-back for the injured Léo Dubois with Emerson Palmieri on the opposite flank.

It looks like Moussa Dembélé will be the one to step up and take over Memphis Depay‘s mantle. The 25-year-old has been in great form scoring 4 goals in five Ligue 1 appearances. It is possible summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri could start ahead of Karl Toko Ekambi, who scored the opening goal against Rangers.

PSG VS LYON BETTING TIPS

With home advantage and their ridiculous squad depth, PSG should be able to stretch their five-game Ligue 1 winning streak to six against this Lyon side, who have had one day less to rest and prepare. Looking at both sides combined for and against average xG per Ligue 1 game this season, Lyon are at 3.29, and PSG’s is 2.9.

Back a minimum of 3 goals and PSG to get the win.

BETTING TIP: Parlay PSG To Win and Over 2.5 Goals -135

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