Paris Saint-Germain celebrates a goal against Dynamo Dresden. Photo by Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Leaders from Paris take on second-placed rivals at 2:45pm ET on Sunday
PSG has won twice so far, while Lille has won once and drawn once
See all the odds and best bets for Lille vs PSG – Ligue 1 Round 3 (Aug 21)
The top two teams in France’s Ligue 1 clash this weekend in Lille vs PSG on Sunday, August 21st. The game kicks off at 2:45 pm ET.
Mega-rich PSG leads the table after winning both of its opening two fixtures.
Meanwhile, Lille is in second place after one win and one draw.
Lille vs PSG Odds
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Furthermore, Paris St-Germain has been in ravenous goalscoring form – hitting 10 goals in these two games.
Ahead of Lille vs PSG, the team from the capital has scored a 5-0 away win at Clermont – following that with a 5-2 home defeat of Montpellier.
Lille, moreover, opened with a 4-1 home win against Auxerre. Then came a 1-1 draw at Nantes under new coach Paolo Fonseca.
Reigning champion PSG also has a new coach – the former Nice boss Christophe Galtier who was in charge of Lille when it won the title in 2020-21.
He has already lifted his first trophy by winning the annual French Super Cup game 4-0 against Nantes, with the fixture played in Tel Aviv.
When you see this. It’s done ??? Leo Messi #Messi #LillePSG pic.twitter.com/4rBeZ8fIHD
— PSG MESSI FANS (@PSGMESSIFANS) February 6, 2022
However, he has also quickly gained experience in handling the massive egos among PSG’s big names – with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar having a public fall-out earlier in the season.
There have been two major new signings at PSG this summer as it prepares for its toughest game of the season so far.
Portuguese-back Nuno Mendes made a permanent $62 million move from Sporting Lisbon after spending last season on a loan in Paris.
Lille vs PSG Statistics
*Statistics from Ligue1 2022-23.
The Portuguese midfielder Vitinha also arrived from Porto for $18 million.
Meanwhile, Argentinian star Angel Di Maria was released and Giorgio Wijnaldum moved to Roma on loan ahead of Lille vs PSG.
Work hard and never give up is our motto⚜️❤️?#MB27 #LOSC #Lille pic.twitter.com/nxjp5VxxsZ
— Mohamed Bayo (@momobayo27) August 19, 2022
The major capture for Lille was that of forward Mohamed Bayo who came from Clermont for $20 million.
Dutch defender Sven Botman made a high-profile departure from Lille by joining Newcastle United for $64 million.
Lille vs PSG Prediction
At Draftkings, the wide favorite for an away win in Lille vs PSG is Paris St-Germain at -205.
Lille, meanwhile, is rated at +550. The draw is priced at +370.
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Over/Under & Spread
Given the fact that PSG has scored 10 goals already and Lille has hit five in its two fixtures, this could be a free-scoring affair.
Therefore, the price of +330 for there to be five goals or more is an attractive one (TG -Ov4.5).
For there to be fewer than three goals, the price is +135 (TG Un2.5).
Meanwhile, the price of +320 for PSG to win by three goals or more is an attractive one (Spread –2.5).
Kylian Mbappe To Score Odds
Both superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar have scored twice in league games for Paris ahead of Lille vs PSG.
But it is fellow superstar Kylian Mbape who is most favored to score at +300 even though he missed a penalty against Montpellier last weekend.
Messi is going to Assist Mbappe vs Lille
— ?????? (@PSGINT_) August 18, 2022
Neymar and Messi are both priced at +350. Team-mate Hugo Ekitike – on loan from Reims is at +450. Pablo Sarabia is at +500.
Canadian forward Jonathan David is the Lille player most favored to score at +750. His team-mate Mohamed Bayo is at +800.
Lille vs PSG Projected Line-Ups & Injuries
Lille Projected Line-Up: Leo, Zedadka, Fonte, Ribeiro, Djalo, Andre, Gomes, David, Cabella, Bamba, Bayo.
Lille Projected Injuries: Zhergrova, Weah Djalo
PSG Projected Line-Up : Donnarumma, Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Hakimi, Verraitti, Vitinha, Mendes, Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.
PSG Projected Injuries: Draxler, Pembele
There was a 5-1 win for the Parisian team in the corresponding Lille vs PSG fixture last February.
PSG was also a 2-1 winner at home against Lille last season -when it won back the title which had been claimed by Lille the season before in 2020-21.
On this day 10 years ago, this place became our home! ❤️#LOSC pic.twitter.com/3TfXNGu3q5
— LOSC (@LOSC_EN) August 17, 2022
Lille has won just two of its last 20 meetings with PSG with 14 defeats and four draws.
Furthermore, PSG has scored at least three goals in each of its last five away games in Ligue 1 – and is hoping to become the first team to manage that feat in six straight games.
Lille vs PSG Pick
These are two good, in-form French powerhouse teams. And PSG’s glittering trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have all found the net early in the season.
So, after last season’s 5-1 win, something like a repeat could be on the cards – with the spread offer of +320 for PSG to win by three goals a compelling one.
Pick: PSG +320 (Spread -2.5).