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Lyon vs Paris Saint-Germain

Competition – France Ligue 1

Stadium – Stade des Lumières

Date: 21st January 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

This is one of the most exciting games of the weekend in Europe as two French heavyweights go head to head and Lyon will be hoping to stop PSG from running away with the title.

If PSG wins this game, they would make it almost impossible for any other team to catch them this season as they would go 14 points clear of the second team.

Their  8-0 win over mid-table Dijon last time out is a perfect preparation for them in this game but Lyon also won their last game 2-0 at Guingamp and they have the advantage of playing at home.

PSG face a similar task to what Manchester City faced when they visited Anfield last weekend and they have to come out on top to confirm their superiority in the French league this season.

PSG needed two own goals to beat Lyon when they met at the Parc Des Princes in September – a result that shows that Lyon can actually stop Neymar and Co. from running riot.

PSG’s recent form shows six wins in as many games while Lyon’s stats show four wins, one draw and one loss.

Lyon will be heading into this game with vengeance in their mind and they could get it.

There could be goals at both end of the pitch as PSG have conceded 3 goals in their last 6 games while Lyon have netted in every one of their last 6 matches.

Nabir Fekir has netted 15 times already this season and a fit again Mariano Diaz has added 11 league goals of his own.

PSG have Edinson Cavani who has netted 20 times while Neymar has 15 league goals of his own and with these stars present, this game should be a real thriller.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Lyon

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Lyon 1-1 Angers 14 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1
W AS Nancy Lorraine 2-3 Lyon 6 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de France
W Toulouse 1-2 Lyon 20 Dec, 2017 French Ligue 1
W Lyon 2-0 Marseille 17 Dec, 2017 French Ligue 1
L Montpellier 4-1 Lyon 13 Dec, 2017 French Coupe de la Ligue

Paris Saint-Germain

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Nantes 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain 14 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1
W SC Amiens 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain 10 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de la Ligue
W Stade Rennes 1-6 Paris Saint-Germain 7 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de France
W Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Caen 20 Dec, 2017 French Ligue 1
W Stade Rennes 1-4 Paris Saint-Germain 16 Dec, 2017 French Ligue 1


H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Lyon 17 Sep, 2017 French Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Lyon 19 Mar, 2017 French Ligue 1
Lyon 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain 27 Nov, 2016 French Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 Lyon 6 Aug, 2016 French Super Cup
Lyon 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain 28 Feb, 2016 French Ligue 1

Other fixtures taking place this week in France Ligue 1:

France Ligue 1 Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Paris Saint-Germain 26 22 2 2 81 19 +62 68
2 Monaco 27 17 6 4 67 29 +38 57
3 Olympique de Marseille 26 16 7 3 56 29 +27 55
4 Olympique Lyonnais 26 14 7 5 56 32 +24 49
5 Montpellier Hérault SC 27 9 12 6 24 21 +3 39
6 Nantes 27 11 6 10 27 28 -1 39
7 Stade Rennais FC 27 11 5 11 34 35 -1 38
8 Girondins de Bordeaux 26 10 5 11 32 35 -3 35
9 OGC Nice 26 10 5 11 32 38 -6 35
10 Guingamp 27 9 8 10 28 35 -7 35
11 Dijon 27 10 5 12 38 52 -14 35
12 Saint-Étienne 26 9 6 11 27 40 -13 33
13 Caen 27 9 5 13 20 32 -12 32
14 Strasbourg 27 8 7 12 32 47 -15 31
15 Amiens SC 27 8 5 14 23 30 -7 29
16 Toulouse 27 7 7 13 25 36 -11 28
17 Angers SCO 27 6 10 11 29 40 -11 28
18 ESTAC 27 8 4 15 24 36 -12 28
19 LOSC Lille Métropole 27 7 6 14 26 43 -17 27
20 Metz 27 5 4 18 25 49 -24 19

France Ligue 1 Results

February 24, 2018
Guingamp 2 - 2 Metz
LOSC Lille Métropole 1 - 2 Angers SCO
Nantes 0 - 1 Amiens SC
Stade Rennais FC 2 - 0 ESTAC
Dijon 2 - 0 Caen
Toulouse 3 - 3 Monaco
February 23, 2018
Strasbourg 0 - 0 Montpellier Hérault SC
February 20, 2018
ESTAC 0 - 0 Dijon
February 18, 2018
Olympique de Marseille 1 - 0 Girondins de Bordeaux
LOSC Lille Métropole 2 - 2 Olympique Lyonnais
OGC Nice 1 - 1 Nantes
February 17, 2018
Angers SCO 0 - 1 Saint-Étienne
Caen 2 - 2 Stade Rennais FC
Amiens SC 0 - 0 Toulouse
Montpellier Hérault SC 1 - 1 Guingamp
ESTAC 1 - 0 Metz
Paris Saint-Germain 5 - 2 Strasbourg
February 16, 2018
Monaco 4 - 0 Dijon

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