Laurent Blanc's men have replaced Les Gones as the heavyweights of French football in recent seasony, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to assert their dominance on SundayHaving booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages in midweek, Paris St-Germain will be looking to maintain their domestic dominance when they welcome Lyon to the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
The Ligue Un leaders are unbeaten in 35 games in all competitions and are clear 1/3 (1.33) favourites with bet365 to record an 11th win in 13 league games in this one.
Les Gones ended a run of four consecutive away defeats with a 2-1 victory against local rivals St Etienne on their last trip but are considerable 8/1 (9.00) outsiders to record another shock win here.
The visitors are yet to draw a league game on the road this season, but you can get odds of 4/1 (5.00) on them coming away with a point against the champions.
It is a mark of how much the French league has changed in recent seasons that Remi Garde’s men are cast as complete underdogs for this fixture, having not so long ago won a record seven consecutive Ligue Un titles.
However, having been forced to cut back financially over the past few years, their team of youngsters and bargain acquisitions can no longer compete with a club funded by Qatari billionaires, and a straightforward home victory looks inevitable.
Led by the devastating strike force of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, Laurent Blanc’s side have been out of sight within 45 minutes in each of their last four league games in front of their own fans, winning all four by an aggregate score of 13-1.
This looks ominous for an away team that has been behind at the break in four of their last five league games on the road, losing all four, and odds of 5/6 (1.83) are therefore not to be missed on Les Parisiens coming out on top after leading at half-time.
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