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Lionel Messi poised to open PSG account against Lyon in Ligue 1 - get fantasy tips and predictions

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Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) entertain Lyon (LYN) in their upcoming matchday six clash of the 2021/22 Ligue 1 season at the Parc des Princes on Monday, September 20. The game will kick off at 10:00 PM IST.

Both teams have scripted contrasting starts to their campaigns this term, but Mauricio Pochettino's men will start as the outright favourites to win the contest.

PSG vs LYN Dream11 Prediction

It certainly is a no-brainer that Paris Saint-Germain enter the PSG vs LYN contest as the top side to win, given their start to the season and the overall head-to-head record between the sides.

Lyon have plenty of injury problems to tackle with but are optimistic of giving PSG a tough fight.

PSG vs LYN Dream11 tips for Bundesliga

Top tip: Best forward

Kylian Mbappe, who has headlined the PSG attack this season with four goals and three assists, will miss the PSG vs LYN tie with a knock meaning Lionel Messi will be in-charge of the scoring duties. The Argentine legend is yet to open his account and the upcoming tie should be his perfect opportunity in front of the home fans. 

Top tip: Best midfielder

Lyon will entrust Lucas Paqueta to orchestrate Lyon's attacking gameplay around PSG's formidable defensive line. The Brazilian, who is versatile in the engine room, has scored twice in five Ligue 1 games so far and will be eager to test the resilience of Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos on Monday.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

PSG captain Marquinhos as the top defender in the PSG vs LYN clash. The French centre-back has kept clean sheets in the last two league fixtures and is well-placed to continue the trend by keeping the likes of Lucas Paqueta and Karl Toko Ekambi in check. 

When it comes to goalkeepers, Gianluigi Donnarumma is the first-choice pick. The Italian shot-stopper kept a clean sheet in his home debut for PSG last weekend (4-0 win against Clermont Foot), and is likely to keep his place ahead of Keylor Navas, who began the 2021/22 Ligue season conceding five goals in three games. 

PSG vs LYN probable playing XI

PSG probable XI (4-2-3-1): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Nuno Mendes, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Achraf Hakimi; Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye; Angel Di Maria, Neymar, Lionel Messi; Mauro Icardi

LYN probable XI (4-2-3-1): Anthony Lopes; Emerson, Jason Denayer, Damien Da Silva, Malo Gusto; Maxence Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes; Lucas Paqueta, Houssem Aouar, Xherdan Shaqiri; Karl Toko Ekambi

Featured photo: AFP / Franck Fife

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