On Sunday, two longtime rivals, Lyon and PSG, meet as action in Ligue 1 heats up early.
Lyon has had trouble getting off the ground early in the tournament, while PSG looks poised to make another title run despite getting off to a poor start. Both teams have rich histories in the league.
Both of these well-known teams have been in the spotlight in recent seasons, adding intrigue to this fixture.
The most recent matchup took place in Paris, where Lyon prevailed 1-0. However, PSG had previously won seven straight. This rematch on Sunday promises to be just as exciting as the first.
Stats for Lyon’s game vs PSG
Time and day: September 3, Sunday
On Monday, September 4th, the game will begin at 2:45 p.m. ET (7:45 p.m. BST/4:45 a.m. AEST).
Specifically, in Lyon, France, at the Groupama Stadium.
Official Scorer: Eric Wattellie
The final score between PSG and Lyon was 0-1 (April 2, 2023 | Ligue 1).
Moneyline lean: PSG (-185) in our Lyon vs. PSG match prediction.
Prediction: PSG will beat Lyon 2-0.
During the 2023–24 season, betting expert Nathan Evans has had a 57% success rate overall and has accurately predicted the outcomes of 85% of matches (including two exact scorelines).
One of the best bets is on Lyon vs PSG.
Aim for fewer than 2.5 goals.
BetMGM’s odds are +180.
Although a high-scoring encounter seems likely considering Lyon’s poor defensive form and PSG’s high-profile forward line, we’re going with the under 2.5 goals decision after looking at previous history.
BetMGM’s +180 odds are enticing given that this wager has paid off in each of the three previous meetings between these teams. Over that span, each team has won once by a score of 1-0, with the other game finishing in a 1-1 draw.
Ousmane Dembele to score first in Lyon vs. PSG free-kick prediction
Dafabet’s odds are 8.10 (+710).
It’s not easy to discover value in a flyer bet when PSG are heavy favorites to win the match, especially when Kylian Mbappe is still the clear favorite in the goalscorer market.
Instead, we’re betting 8.10 with Dafabet on new PSG signing Ousmane Dembele to score the game’s first goal.
The 26-year-old winger is yet to score for the Parisian club, but he had a flair for opening the scoring for Barcelona last season. All five of those occasions occurred in his last six goalscoring appearances for the Spanish team in all competitions.