Sunday sees a huge day of European league football and on this leg of the tour we travel to Ligue 1.
A French Affair
After an impressive start to the campaign, Lyon have just lost their way in recent weeks and although they will look to get things back on track, the small matter of PSG awaits them on Sunday.
Who’s The Bosz?
By the end of Ligue 1′s fifth week of the season, Lyon had only dropped two points and in doing so, found themselves on the coattails of both PSG and Marseille. Fast forward another two fixture rounds and it has been subsequent defeats for Peter Bosz’s men.
A brace of defeats which means Lyon now find themselves six points behind the pair of league leaders above and with the defending champions coming to the Groupama Stadium this weekend, they must now avoid a third successive league reverse.
Something that will be easier said than done and with the Paris all-stars having picked up 19 points from the first 21 on offer, they are once again the gold standard when it comes to all things French football.
Admittedly Marseille are running them as close as they can, but you get the feeling that PSG are still operating in second gear at present and once they strap the afterburners on, they will go clear into the distance once more.
Which is why dropped points by Christophe Galtier’s men on Sunday would be celebrated with as much fervour in Marseille than it would be in Lyon and dare I say, perhaps across the division as a whole.
However, PSG have been nothing short of ruthless thus far and with them averaging more than three goals per game, Ligue 1 has once again become the personal playground for Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and company.
Not only that, but this new edition of the team have been incredibly miserly in defence. A point reinforced by conceding only four goals thus far and their last three league outings have all seen a clean sheet added to maximum points.
Then again, Lyon’s goal record should not be overlooked either and although it is not quite as ruthless as Sunday’s opponents, they are still good for at least two goals on average. Which means the entertainment factor should be rather high.
Entertainment that will be steeped in a PSG win and although it is notoriously difficult to find value when this ludicrously talented side are concerned, I have managed to sniff out something that should be of interest.
Interest that comes in backing the margin of victory and with a two-goal PSG buffer being priced at odds of 15/4, I think this is a wager which will offer readers the perfect balance between both risk and reward.
Although I am not done there either and with these two sides ready to attack at large, an abundance of corners could also be on the menu. Which is why I have plumped for exactly 12 in total at odds of 11/1.