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In the upcoming clash between Lyon and PSG in the 4th match week of Ligue 1, it’s all about desperation for both sides.
Lyon, currently languishing in the relegation zone with just 1 point from 3 games, will be looking to turn their season around on home turf.
On the flip side, PSG, reeling from the loss of their superstar duo, finds themselves in 8th place after managing just one win in their last three outings. Despite their recent victory against Lens, PSG will be keen to maintain momentum.
As the teams prepare to face off, the predicted lineup remains a point of intrigue, with both sides hungry for a crucial victory.
Lyon vs PSG predicted lineup and team news
Let’s get straight to the team news and the lineup of these matches.
Lyon – Can they manage to get their first win?
Lyon’s season has kicked off with a bumpy ride not seen since the Beatles were topping the charts in the 1960s. Two straight losses, first against Strasbourg and then a humbling 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Montpellier, have left Les Gones red-faced and raring for redemption.
If Lyon can’t turn the tide in their upcoming match, they’ll be stuck in an unfamiliar rut – winless in their first four matches of a season for the first time in over two decades.
But here’s the kicker: their opponents are none other than PSG, the reigning champs and the squad everyone wants to conquer. Lyon’s recent history against the Parisians at home doesn’t paint a pretty picture either, with just one point to show from their last five clashes.
Team News: Lyon
Lyon’s hitman Alexandre Lacazette, who netted an impressive 27 league goals last season, will be notably absent this Sunday due to suspension. He picked up a straight red card in the clash against Montpellier a couple of weeks back, leaving a goal-scoring void to fill.
Adding to their woes, Lyon’s first-choice goalkeeper, Anthony Lopes, is sidelined as he recuperates from a head injury. And it’s not just Lopes; Dejan Lovren, the former Liverpool stalwart in Lyon’s defense, might also be sitting out due to a minor thigh problem.
— Olympique Lyonnais 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@OL_English) August 31, 2023
In what feels like rubbing salt in an already gaping wound, Lyon said goodbye to their promising 20-year-old winger, Bradley Barcola, who was snapped up by none other than PSG for a cool €45 million.
Lyon predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Riou; Kumbedi, Caleta-Car, Diomande, Tagliafico; Tolisso, Maitland-Niles; Cherki, Caqueret, Kadewere; Sarr
PSG – Luis Enrique looking for back-to-back wins
Enrique finds himself juggling quite a few fitness concerns, but his squad is more than equipped to handle these absences.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 2, 2023
Team News: PSG
Presnel Kimpembe is on a cautious road to recovery from a rough Achilles injury, while the full-backs, Nordi Mukiele and Nuno Mendes, are nursing some pesky hamstring issues. Another defender, Juan Bernat, is likely to sit this one out with a muscle problem.
A couple of new faces, Lee Kang-in and Goncalo Ramos, still have question marks hanging over their availability.
PSG predicted lineup (4-3-3)
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez; Zaire-Emery, Ugarte, Vitinha; Dembele, Asensio, Mbappe
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