There haven’t been many Ligue 1 title races in recent seasons, but this season’s looks set to be one that goes to the wire. Two of the sides in the title race will meet this weekend, as PSG make the trip to Lyon.
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The pressure will be on PSG this weekend, as the reigning champions in France look to close the game to leaders Lille. Not many would have foreseen PSG being in a title race this season, but they have already lost seven league games this term. The difference only sits at three points, but PSG will be wary of that gap increasing given that there are only nine games left to play in France this season. PSG suffered their most recent defeat in Ligue 1 in their last league fixture, as they were beaten 2-1 by Nantes in Paris. Julian Draxler had put PSG into the lead in that game, but two goals from the visitors in the second half stunned last season’s Champions League runners-up. They will need to be at the very top of their game against a competitive Lyon side this weekend.
Lyon will come into the game this weekend level on points with PSG, but will be most wary that the gap between themselves and Champions League-chasing Monaco is getting slimmer with every passing week. Monaco are just four points behind Lyon ahead of this game. Lyon will be hoping that they can rediscover their best form, as they have won just once in their last three. They were held by Reims in their most recent top-flight game in France, as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw. Lyon were made to work hard to get the draw in the game, as they scored in the 92nd minute, with Tino Kadawere scoring the late leveller.
Lyon vs PSG Head To Head
This is one of the biggest games in France and the two sides match up well in the head to head record. Lyon have won two of the previous five, while PSG have won on three occasions during the same amount of time. Lyon won the last meeting between the sides 1-0 in December.
Lyon vs PSG Prediction
PSG’s recent results in Ligue 1 would raise alarm bells for gamblers ahead of this fixture. Lyon have been a tough side to beat in the league this season, as they have lost just three times. For that reason, we can see this match ending in a draw.
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