The temperament of the Brazilian Neymar opened another crisis in Paris Saint-Germain. Neither the leadership of the 2017/2018 French Championship managed to avoid cheerleading protests and get the team to the field on Sunday, January 21, being observed more by the behavior of their athletes than by the performance. The team will face Lyon, starting at 18h (GMT), at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon.
Lyon’s recent performance
The owners of the house have nothing to do with history. On the contrary. In the round of number 21 they fulfilled their mission. As visitors, they defeated Guingamp 2-0 to extend their unbeaten run to five. It’s four wins and a draw in the period. They were still isolated in the vice-leadership of the Ligue 1. With 45 points (13 wins, six draws and two losses), they finished the previous day as the best among the ‘normal teams’.
Home performance fuels the hopes of their supporters in the possibility of achieving an expressive result against the best team in the country. After all, in ten games played in his stadium, Lyon managed to score in nine. This is not a spectacular campaign. There were five wins and four draws. But it can be considered efficient.
The only doubt of coach Bruno Genésio for the match is in relation to Brazilian defender Fernando Marçal (16 matches in the 2017/2018 French Championship without a goal). A calf injury took him out of the last match. She has yet to undergo a new examination that will determine whether or not she can face PSG.
The current form of PSG
With four goals and two assists, Brazil’s Neymar became the first player in history to receive a top ten in a performance evaluation of the sports newspaper “L’Equipe”. His exuberant performance led PSG to beat Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday, January 17th.
Despite this, the athlete left the field under boos of the fans. All because of your selfishness. Paris Saint-Germain took a penalty in favor and fans hoped that the charge would be made by Edinson Cavani, which if it did the goal would become the top scorer in the history of the club. Neymar did not let the Uruguay beat and clearly noticed the performance of the fans.
He left the pitch hurriedly and showing irritation while his teammates thanked the support of the fans and still celebrated the thrashing that led the team to 56 points (18 wins, two draws and a defeat), keeping himself shot at the top of Ligue 1. Cavani showed class during the event and came to greet the Brazilian after Neymar convert the penalty kick.
It was not the only attitude of Neymar that angered PSG fans. Newcomer to the club in the largest deal in football history, he had his name fanned as a possible signing for Real Madrid. At no point did he express himself that he intended to remain in the French club.
That certainly weighed on the attitude of the fans, who have taken advantage of Cavani in this fight of egos. According to French news reports, Neymar, a darling of the top men, would have demanded that the Uruguayan be sold in the European summer transfer season.
This discussion has taken over the news and leaving aside the preparation of the club for the classic this Sunday.
History of the matches Lyon vs PSG
PSG have won the last four clashes with Lyon. In the current season of Ligue 1, scored 2 to 0. In the previous season, the duels were three. The Parisian team scored 2-1 at home and away in the French Championship. In the Super Cup, he thrashed by 4 to 1.
It is hard to imagine that Wednesday’s events have no influence on Sunday’s game. It remains to be seen whether this effect will be positive or negative. This doubt opens the possibility of a higher risk guess in the game. Lyon win has a prize of 8.00 per 1 in Bet365. Draw yields 5.25 and PSG’s success multiplies the investment by 1.36. Prices in effect at 18:20 on 1/18/2018.
Our Prediction: PSG win @ 1.36