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Lyon could yet capitalise on PSG travel sickness

| 25.03.2013

Although they are odds-on 1/7 chances to claim the Ligue One title, there is still time for PSG to capitulate in their pursuit of France’s most coveted prize.

Two-time winners of the French top flight, the Parisiens haven’t been crowned champions since 1994, so doubts persist regarding their mentality at the business end of the season.

And the fact that they are winless in their last three away league outings suggest that those fears are not unfounded.

Indeed, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have lost two of their past three games on the road, which doesn’t bode well considering their run of fixtures between now and the end of the current domestic campaign.

PSG will have to travel to play over half of their remaining nine league games, with a trip to their most serious title challengers Lyon included in that run.

As that game represents both sides’ penultimate match of the season, the hosts, 5/1 to win the league, will be hopeful that the current five-point gap between the two has been bridged somewhat by the time they meet.

And there is a good chance it will have been, considering Les Gones’ favourable fixture list between now and then.

Whilst PSG will endeavour to arrest their recent travel woes, Lyon will meet two of the division’s bottom three sides, and will hold no fears in taking on the likes of top-six outfits St. Etienne and Nice either.

That is in light of Remi Garde’s charges possessing Ligue One’s best record opposing top-half sides, and their earlier-season victories against the aforementioned pair.

Therefore, if Lyon can head into their clash with PSG with title ambitions still prevalent, they will fancy their chances of landing Ligue One silverware for the eighth time in the past 13 years.

They are unbeaten in seven home league ties against the Parisiens, and so punters confiding in Lyon for the title should do so now, whilst a 5/1 price remains available.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee