Lyon vs PSG prediction, odds & betting tips 25/05/2024

Lyon vs PSG prediction, odds & betting tips 25/05/2024
80 Skelly ALVERO (ol) - 29 Bradley BARCOLA (psg) during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain Football Club at Groupama Stadium on September 3, 2023 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Philippe Lecoeur/FEP/Icon Sport) - Photo by Icon Sport

With PSG champions and Lyon securing a chance at the Europa League thanks to a last-minute Alexandre Lacazette penalty, the domestic season and everything that it brought is over with. All focus is now on the French Cup pitting these two giants against each other.

PSG vs Lyon prediction
These two rivals could not be experiencing more contrasting seasons – Photo by Icon Sport

Lyon vs PSG prediction: Les Parisiens to secure a fantastic treble

Although Lyon have done great in the second half of the season, we don't see them being able to beat PSG in the French Cup final. In fact, we can see the Parisians lifting another domestic trophy.

Key stats

  • PSG lost just one Ligue 1 game all season
  • Luis Enrique's side have scored exactly four goals in the two other fixtures this term
  • Lyon have failed to score more than once against PSG in any of their last seven encounters

Pre-game odds and win probability: PSG expected to collect more silverware

Home: 18/5 (4.6) – 21.7%

Draw: 3/1 (4.0) – 25%

Away: 11/20 (1.55) – 64.5%

Given how favoured PSG are in this clash and the gulf in class on paper it's no surprise they're the bookmakers' favourites and it's pretty obvious why we believe you should avoid the outright winner market. There will be plenty of exciting offers in this clash which can be found on our free betting tips page.

While Lyon will be very keen to get their revenge for the two humblings earlier this season, PSG simply have too much. So, we are taking an interest in the PSG to win with a -2 handicap.

Last five H2Hs: Lyon have not often been the whipping boys

On paper, these two sides are miles apart and PSG should be cleaning the floor with Lyon and that's exactly what happened during the 2023/24 campaign. An 8-2 aggregate scoreline over the season has PSG purring heating into the Cup final and points towards it only going one way.

France Ligue 1 21/04/24

PSG

PSG

4
Lyon

Lyon

1

France Ligue 1 03/09/23

Lyon

Lyon

1
PSG

PSG

4

France Ligue 1 02/04/23

PSG

PSG

0
Lyon

Lyon

1

France Ligue 1 18/09/22

Lyon

Lyon

0
PSG

PSG

1

France Ligue 1 09/01/22

Lyon

Lyon

1
PSG

PSG

1

PSG preview: Another Coupe De French victory is expected

PSG are bringing down the curtain on an unforgettable era which has seen a Parisien boy, Kylian Mbappe, spearhead their attack for years but he's set to play for the very last time. This would be the perfect way for Mbappe to leave PSG by winning the treble.

Predicted lineup: Donnarumma (GK) – Mendes, Skriniar, Marquinhos, Hakimi – Vitinha, Zaire-Emery, Ruiz – Mbappe, Ramos, Dembele

France Cup 25/05/24

W

Lyon

Lyon

1

PSG

PSG

2

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

W

Metz

Metz

0

PSG

PSG

2

France Ligue 1 15/05/24

W

Nice

Nice

1

PSG

PSG

2

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

L

Toulouse

Toulouse

3

PSG

PSG

1

UEFA Champions League 07/05/24

L

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

1

PSG

PSG

0

Lyon preview: Positive momentum could spring a surprise

Lyon finished off the season as one of the most in-form teams in Ligue 1 winning 10 of their last 11 matches. So, this sort of momentum is what could help them ruin PSG's dream of a memorable treble, although they will need to all be on top of their game.

Predicted lineup: Lopes (GK) – Tagliafico, Caleta-Car, O'Brien, Mata – Matic, Mangala, Caqueret – Benrahma, Lacazette, Cherki

France Cup 25/05/24

L

PSG

PSG

2

Lyon

Lyon

1

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

W

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

1

Lyon

Lyon

2

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

W

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

Lyon

Lyon

1

France Ligue 1 06/05/24

W

Lille

Lille

3

Lyon

Lyon

4

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

W

Monaco

Monaco

2

Lyon

Lyon

3

Kylian Mbappe in action for PSG
Kylian Mbappe has scored 13 goals against Lyon during his career – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe is currently the top scorer in the Coupe De France having netetd in every single round so scoring in the final would top it all off. If Lyon are to be terrified of any player it will be Mbappe

Mbappe is Lyon's worst nightmare

Mbappe has only scored more goals against one team – Montpellier – than the 13 he's managed against Lyon. PSG's opponents will be very keen to see the back of him because he's managed to get 15 goal involvements during his 15 appearances.

With Lyon not having the most watertight of defence, Mbappe could be allowed to skip past players at will and terrorise a shaky backline.


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