Ligue 1 : PSG vs Monoco Match Preview and Lineups

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GAME Arsenal vs Brentford
DATE 11/02/2023
TIME 09:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Stade Louis II
LEAGUE Ligue 1

Match Preview of PSG vs Monoco

Having seen their shot at silverware in the Coupe de France go begging, Paris Saint-Germain face another tough test of their Ligue 1 title credentials away to Monaco at the Stade Louis II on Saturday afternoon.

Les Parisiens lost 2-1 to Marseille in their last-16 cup battle on Wednesday night, while Philippe Clement's side eased past the threat of Clermont 2-0 last weekend.

Quietly but effectively going about their business with aplomb since the World Cup break, Monaco are firmly in the mix for a podium finish in Ligue 1 this season and took just 13 minutes to put the game to bed against Clermont last time out.

With just three minutes on the clock, Caio Henrique's free kick met the head of Guillermo Maripan, whose deflected effort found the back of the net, before Breel Embolo scored his 12th goal of the season after a neat piece of skill from Aleksandr Golovin on the left.

Stringing their unbeaten run in the top flight to seven games since going down 3-2 to Marseille just before the World Cup, Les Monegasques currently occupy fourth place in the Ligue 1 table but are only two points worse off than Lens and Marseille as their Champions League rivals slip up.

The gap to PSG will also be cut down to seven points should Clement's side prevail here, so a title charge certainly cannot be ruled out in that scenario, and an early exit from the Coupe de France at the hands of Rodez AF means that Monaco will not be battling midweek fatigue against the champions.

Our Predicted Lineups

PSG possible starting lineup:Nubel; Aguilar, Disasi, Maripan, Henrique; Minamino, Camara, Fofana, Golovin; Ben Yedder, Embolo

Monoco possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Donnarumma; Pembele, Marquinhos, Ramos, Mendes; Vitinha, Pereira, Verratti; Soler; Ekitike, Neymar

Who will win the match?

We say: Monaco 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain. Monaco have been no strangers to victories over PSG in the past few years, and Clement's prolific side will no doubt view anything other than three points on Saturday as an opportunity missed. Galtier's side will be working with sapped confidence, fatigue, an Mbappe and Messi-less attack and thoughts of their impending Champions League tie with Bayern - all ingredients for a recipe for success for an in-form Monaco as PSG's rivals continue to ask questions of their title credentials.

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