Once the biggest club in France, Olympique Lyonnais have watched PSG become Ligue 1’s most dominant side, with Les Gones without a league title in over a decade. Having won eight consecutive championships between 2001 and 2008, Lyon have suffered a fall from grace in recent years, yet have impressed on the continental stage.
Reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2010, a side bursting with talent, including Hugo Lloris, Miralem Pjanić and Bafétimbi Gomis were beaten comfortably by Bayern Munich across both legs.
Fast forward 10 years and history repeated itself once more, as the pair met at the same stage of the competition, with the Bundesliga giants prevailing yet again. Lyon return to European football this season, but their 4th place finish in the 2020/21 campaign meant it would be the Europa League they’d compete in.
Heading into the new season without former talisman and captain, Memphis Depay, new boss Peter Bosz will have his work cut out in the South of France. Yet, should the eight-time champions manage to fend off interest around Houssem Aouar and Maxwell Cornet, money could be made with the 5/4 shout for Lyon to finish top of a PSG-less Ligue 1 table.