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The classic PSG against Lyon is coming! From a sporting point of view, the clash in the past was undoubtedly often more significant – it is still a special duel of prestige in France.
Everything was fine with the home side, but given the well-known high density of not always easy-care egos in the high-priced squad, small skirmishes away from the lawn sometimes happen.
A current example was the dispute between top striker Kylian Mbappe and coach Thomas Tuchel after the player’s substitution on the day before last. Neymar also started his birthday party shortly before the recent encounter with Nantes.
A scheduling, which obviously caused little mutual love from Coach Tuchel, due to the less than optimal preparation for the next league game. Especially against the background that the Brazilian was suffering from a rib injury, which promptly led to a breakdown in the following guest appearance on the Atlantic.
On the other hand, the 19 other trainers in Ligue 1 would be delighted with such problems, because from a sporting perspective, Paris is again the measure of all things in the French upper house. Of course, the match in Nantes was won 2-1.
The guests, in turn, arrive with some personal worries, although this shortcoming applies not only because of Neymar, but especially on the defensive for the home side. For this reason, the PSG vs. Lyon tip a mutual goal celebration and still a victory of the home side.
Kick-off in the Prinzenpark is at 20:00 p.m. on February 9th. The PSG – Lyon forecast is played with four units.
PSG confidently ranks at the well-known top of the table. The next championship is just a formality. Nevertheless, not only because of the above-mentioned atmospheric disturbances in the squad, some clouds over the troops of the Seine are rising.
The failure of Neymar is, in spite of all the undisputed class, even the minor problem, since the offensive department is known to be peppered with exceptional footballers en masse.
The situation on the defensive is more threatening: Abdou Diallo, Juan Bernat or Marquinhos – three prominent examples of injured defensive players in the ranks of the Parisiens. Even backups like the 21-year-old Colin Dagba or the long-term injured veteran Thiago Silva are missing in the back team.
The fact that this is not without consequences was observed in Nantes, where a clean sheet was missed and an impressive 15 attempts by the opponent were allowed. Due to the tense personnel situation, a 17-year-old defender in the guise of Nianzou Kouassi, for example, sat on the bench at the last match in Nantes.
This remained his place during the season, but just moving up the roster makes it clear that the Rouge et Bleu are slowly but surely running out of defensive players. PSG is still the best line of defense in Ligue 1, but an increase in goals against the backdrop of the situation described is inevitable.
Lyon goes on a seasonal roller coaster ride. A disastrous start to the season saw a change of coach last October. Rudi Garcia took over the job.
As a result, the situation at OL improved with the Spaniard on the coach chair. At first hesitant, but finally more sustainable. It seemed that his changes were taking effect. Due to numerous injured players, the upward trend could be over again.
The defeat against Nice on the penultimate matchday was the first bankruptcy after nine competitive games in which eight wins and one draw were recorded. Last Wednesday, the flop was followed by a goalless draw against the third from Amiens.
The opponent’s table position makes it clear that this result is disappointing. Like the enemy, Lyon is plagued with some personal worries. First of all, the failure of the Dutch Memphis Depay hurts.
The Oranje international was a guarantee of goals until his injury: in Ligue 1 there were nine in just 13 appearances and in the Champions League even five in as many games. Because of his absence, the main offensive now lies on Moussa Dembele’s shoulders.
However, the attacker shoulders this in an impressive form: In the first seven competitive games of the year, he contributed at least one goal for Olympique. Only in the last away game in Nice and following against Amiens he was denied a goal.
For the match between PSG and Lyon, the odds for the next goal by Dembele are also of interest. At Guts they are ready for a 2.50.
The Brazilian Fernando Marcal in defense, who got a red card for the recent visit to the Mediterranean, and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, among others, cannot play. The latter talent was the king transfer this season.
The recently 22-year-old came from league rival Angers, but a knee injury also puts the midfielder out of action. In order to counteract the personal need in the attack, OL made another effort during the winter break on the transfer market.
The Cameroonian Karl Toko Ekambi was borrowed from Villarreal. An apparently successful investment: The 27-year-old scored immediately in his debut against Toulouse and now scores in two of four games.
Major acclimatization problems should also not be feared at Ekambi, since he already worked for Angers in Ligue 1. This was also very successful with 17 goals in the 2017/18 season, with which the striker played a key role in maintaining the “Scoistes” class at the time.
Regular goalkeeper Anthony Lopes is also in the goal. The Portuguese returned to the OL boxing match against Amiens after suffering a shoulder injury.
Paris SG vs Lyon head to head matches
22.09.19 L1 Lyon Paris SG 0 : 1
03.02.19 L1 Lyon Paris SG 2 : 1
07.10.18 L1 Paris SG Lyon 5 : 0
21.01.18 L1 Lyon Paris SG 2 : 1
17.09.17 L1 Paris SG Lyon 2 : 0