Champions PSG to continue rampant run in Lyon Ligue 1 liaison
Lee Gormley | December 11, 2015
PSG v Lyon
- Ligue 1
- Sunday, December 13th
- Kick-off: 20:00 GMT
- Parc des Princes, Paris
- Live on BT Sport 2
Champions put unbeaten run on the line
Dominant Ligue 1 champions and runaway leaders PSG put their unbeaten streak on the line against Lyon in Sunday’s encounter in the capital, and they will be in a relaxed mood having dropped just six points this season and not lost domestically since March.
The Parisians have already toppled their latest league opponents this current campaign in a French Super Cup match-up, as they kicked off their season in typically emphatic fashion with a 2-0 win, with Lyon having tasted success just once in their last eight meetings.
Laurent Blanc’s men have been literally unstoppable to date domestically, entering this latest clash on the back of many impressive performances including a 3-0 hammering of Nice, a 4-1 win over Troyes and a 5-0 European thrashing of Malmo. PSG are therefore 14/5 with Coral to fire in four or more goals again this time around.
Title already in the bag?
After such a supreme start to the defence of their French title, PSG have already climbed an incredible 15 points ahead of surprising second-placed Angers, potentially leaving a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 crown a formality at such an early stage.
Although, Lyon will look to inflict a maiden season defeat on the dominant champions, after Hubert Fournier’s Les Gones halted a seriously poor run of form to give Gary Neville a disappointing 2-0 loss in his first game in charge of Valencia in midweek.
The visitors are 7/1 to cause a huge upset in Paris, as they look to edge closer to a European spot, after reaching their current position of fifth in the standings.
Fournier facing further pressure
Recent results before the Champions League win over Valencia have piled pressure on Lyon boss Fournier, but he is remaining positive.
“We showed a different face [on Wednesday] and if we had played this way in some previous games we probably would have fought to be in this competition for longer,” stated Fournier.
“That’s life. Elite football is not forgiving. However, this game gives us hope, and shows us the path we must take in the league, which is our bread and butter. We have a difficult match in Paris on Sunday night.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted the equaliser in a 1-1 in this fixture last term and the Sweden sharpshooter is 13/5 to bag the game’s last goal this time around, while fellow in-form forward Edinson Cavani is evens to add to his previous Super Cup strike against Lyon anytime.
Last season’s Ligue 1 player of the year Alexandre Lacazette is a major concern for the visitors after hurting himself while scoring his side’s second goal against Los Che, but is 23/10 to strike in a potential outing.
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