Lyon’s hunt for silverware continues as they welcome giants PSG for the Coupe de France semi-final clash. The hosts have had an underwhelming season and a trophy would make it a successful season. Can they get past the almighty PSG? Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on the game here.
Olympique Lyon will be looking to extend their rich vein of form when they lock horns with PSG in the Coupe de France semi-final. Rudi Garcia’s side have won 11 of their last 17 games in all competitions, losing just twice in that run. Lyon last won the trophy in 2012 and are hoping this season they can end their eight-year trophy drought. The hosts have beaten PSG twice in their last three home games. Can they upset the giants?
Meanwhile, giants PSG were given a reality check two weeks ago in the Champions League, which means they must be wary of Garcia’s in-form side. Thomas Tuchel’s side lost in last year’s final and are hoping to make amends this time. PSG are the most successful team in Coupe de France history, winning the competition on 12 occasions. Four of those 12 wins have come in the past five seasons. Can they do the job away from home?
PSG have beaten Lyon seven times in their last ten meetings. Although Lyon are in a good run of form, PSG possess better quality than their hosts. Therefore, you can back a PSG Win at odds of 1.60.
Both teams have found the net in seven of their last ten meetings. PSG have kept just one clean sheet in their last five games in all competitions. With PSG leaking goals frequently, Lyon shouldn’t find it hard to score. However, the hosts will need to keep out PSG’s potent attack who’ve scored 53 goals in their 16 matches in 2020 so far. For that reason, you can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.55.
Kylian Mbappe has netted six goals in his six appearances against Lyon. The young Frenchman is also the top scorer in Ligue 1 with 18 goals in 20 appearances. That being so, odds of 2.05 for Kylian Mbappe as Anytime Goalscorer look attractive.
Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Memphis Depay are out with season-ending injuries. This game will come too soon for left-back Youssouf Kone, who is back in training. Garcia is also expected to rotate his squad therefore the likes of Joachim Andersen and Maxence Caqueret could come into the side.
Sergio Rico should start in goal for the Parisians. Apart from Thiago Silva, Tuchel has a full squad to choose from.
Lyon: Lopes, Tete, Andersen, Denayer, Cornet, Caqueret, Tousart, Aouar, Ekambi, Dembele, Terrier
PSG: Rico, Kehrer, Kimpembe, Kouassi, Bernat, Gueye, Marquinhos, Di Maria, Mbappe, Icardi, Neymar