PSG to boost hopes of defending Ligue 1 crown with win over travel-sick Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain welcome Olympique Lyonnais to the Parc des Princes in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday evening, and are big favourites to pick up all three points to potentially go level with leaders AS Monaco. PSG are desperate to retain their title and should have no problems given opponents Lyon have struggled on the road in recent weeks.

Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain side are currently second in the French Ligue 1 table with 65 points from 29 games this season, coming off the back of five wins from their last half a dozen outings – three points adrift of leaders Monaco. PSG are unbeaten at home in the league in 2016/17, boasting three wins and two draws from their last five at the Parc des Princes and will be confident of dispatching of a Lyon side who can’t stop losing in their travels of late.

As for the visitors, Olympique Lyonnais find themselves fourth in the division with 50 points from 28 games. Bruno Génésio’s side have impressively won three of their last four outings, but haven’t replicated such form away from home which could prove costly. Lyon have lost three of their last four on the road and could come unstuck to a high-flying Paris Saint-Germain side as a result.

Team News

Paris Saint-Germain will be without three players for Sunday’s clash. Defender Thomas Meunier is out with an ankle injury, midfielder Lucas Moura has a back problem and midfielder Blaise Matuidi has an adductor problem.

Olympique Lyonnais have a clean bill of health for the trip to the Parc des Princes.

Prediction

Paris Saint-Germain are formidable on home soil this season, while Lyon can’t buy a win on the road of late, and that should result in a home win this weekend – potentially putting the Parisians joint-top on points should leaders AS Monaco come unstuck.

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