The first semi-final of the French Cup is played in Lyon, where Rudi Garcia’s team meets the PSG champion.
It is the 3rd straight match this season, after the two in the championship.
Lyon and PSG will also meet in the final of the French League Cup in one month.
Lyon: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Lyon is having a great time. She has won 4 of the last 5 matches and is undefeated since the championship match with PSG, played at Parc des Princes, a month ago.
◾️Lyon is back in the fight for the podium, though the distance that separates her from Rennes is apparently great.
◾️There are 7 points that Rudi Garcia’s boys can recover in the remaining 11 stages until the end of the season.
◾️Lyon comes after 3 consecutive wins – two in the championship and one in the UEFA Champions League.
◾️If Metz’s success falls into the normal sphere, the victory with Juventus has given Rudi Garcia’s team wings.
◾️Another success came immediately, at the end of a convincing game. Dembele scored both goals against Saint-Etienne.
◾️Dembele will be the starter against PSG as well, but it remains to be seen what choice Garcia will choose for the other two offensive positions.
◾️Most likely, it will also appeal to Traore and Terrier.
◾️Kone, who returned to training after a long injury, was detained in the lot, as were Toko Ekambi, Guimaraes and Cornet, who also accused of problems.
The last 2 should be incumbents.
◾️Lyon have scored 14 goals in the 4 matches so far in the French Cup.
◾️Bourg-en-Bresse (7-0), Nantes (4-3), Nice (2-1) and Marseille (1-0) are the teams that Lyon eliminated on the way to the semifinals.
🔺The last 5 matches
Lyon vs ASSE: 2-0
Lyon vs Juventus: 1-0
Metz vs Lyon: 0-2
Lyon vs Strasbourg: 1-1
Lyon vs OM: 1-0
PSG: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️PSG does not use too much in the championship, where it has a sufficient advance against Marseille, occupying second place, but Tuchel does not allow wrong steps in the other competitions.
◾️The German has interrupted the tradition of the last years, in which the Parisians categorically dominated the domestic competitions and won all the trophies.
◾️Tuchel only won the championship and lost both cups, so a Cup semi-final, especially against one of France’s big names, is the perfect opportunity to remind everyone who owns the domestic competitions.
◾️Tuchel has a dilemma before the match with Lyon. Whether to improvise with a mixed team or to use a first 11 as close to the one he will use next week in the return with Borussia Dortmund.
◾️Most likely, he will choose the second option. Neymar complained that he had no standing games before the tour match with Borussia, and Tuchel would give him minutes.
◾️Mbappe, Icardi and DI Maria will complete the aces on offense.
◾️Like Lyon, PSG scored on the French Cup in a roller coaster – there were 15 goals in the 4 matches so far, but more accessible opponents: Linas-Montlhery (6-0), Lorient (1-0), Pau (2-0), Dijon (6-1).
◾️Parisians have lost only 3 away matches this season – 1-2 with Rennes, 1-2 with Dijon and 1-2 with Borussia Dortmund.
🔺The last 5 matches
▫️PSG vs Dijon: 4-0
▫️PSG vs Bordeaux: 4-3
▫️Dortmund vs PSG: 2-1
▫️Amiens vs PSG: 4-4
▫️Dijon vs PSG: 1-6
⚽️Direct match statistics Lyon vs PSG
▫️PSG has won both championship matches this season.
▫️In Lyon it was 1-0, after Rudi Garcia’s team had won the previous two matches at home.
🔺The last 5 matches
▫️PSG vs Lyon: 4-2
▫️Lyon vs PSG: 0-1
▫️Lyon vs PSG: 2-1
▫️PSG vs Lyon: 5-0
▫️Lyon vs PSG: 2-1
⚽️What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
▪️Olympique Lyon is trying to return, after eight years, to the final of the French Cup.
▪️He has an extremely difficult mission in the penultimate act, where he will face the title champion, PSG.
▪️He did not have an easy life in the previous rounds either – he went 4-3 Nantes, 2-1 Nice and 1-0 Olympique Marseille.
▪️It was hard to think of a more difficult route for OL.
▪️Rudi Garcia’s team comes after three games in a row without a goal.
▪️He defeated Metz (2-0) and Saint-Etienne (2-0) in Ligue 1, and in the tour round of the ▪️Champions League he won at the limit with Juventus (1-0).
▪️Unfortunately for Ciprian Tătărușanu, each time between goals was his competitor in the post, Anthony Lopes.
▪️PSG has largely secured a new title in Ligue 1. It certainly wants its event.
▪️Tuchel’s stars have a 13-point lead in the championship and are two steps away from the France Cup trophy.
▪️They always had problems when they played in Lyon – in the last three visits they suffered two defeats and registered a victory at the limit, 1-0.
▪️The Parisians are unsuccessful in the previous two trips, from all competitions.
▪️They went 4-4 with Amiens in the championship and lost 1-2 at Dortmund in the Champions League round.
⚽️News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
◾️Olympique Lyon has won the Cup five times, the last time in 2012.
◾️Lost three finals (1963, 1971, 1976).
◾️He is in 5th place in Ligue 1, with 40 points.
◾️He has only scored one goal in the last five matches in all competitions.
◾️He has not lost his home since mid-December.
◾️PSG is the most titled team in the French Cup.
◾️He won the trophy 12 times and lost the final 5 times.
◾️There have been over 2.5 goals in PSG’s last eight games.
◾️Parisians have scored at least 4 goals in 5 of the last 6 matches.
◾️Kylian Mbappe is the current goalscorer in Ligue 1 with 18 goals.
⚽️Who are the probable teams in this match?
Football Prediction of the Day Lyon vs PSG
Lyon is finally having a good time, after starting the season very weak, in the championship only being in the 5th place, at quite a distance from a Champions League place, 7 points.
He plays better and better, being unbeaten by 5 games, coming after 2-0 with Saint Etienne and after a very important 1-0 in the Champions League with Juventus.
Now the hosts will put the price on the Cup, an important goal. PSG is obviously a favorite here, especially since recently in the championship won 4-2 the direct match.
Paris has a very strong team, one of the strongest in Europe, and now aims for the Cup after Ligue 1 is almost mathematically won.
The problem remains with Dortmund in the Champions League, but until then this match is a priority. So I think we will see an open match, the bet going over 2.5 at a bet offered by Betano.
Bet Tips: Over 2.5 goals