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The Ligue 1 match at Parc des Princes on Wednesday will see home side PSG take to the field against Metz.
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PSG will be wanting a better result here after the 0-1 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against Marseille.
In that match, Paris Saint-Germain managed 66% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Marseille had 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Florian Thauvin (31') was the scorer for Marseille.
Their latest results highlight the fact that huge efforts have been put in by the Paris Saint-Germain backline. Les Rouge-et-Bleu have been stingy, seeing the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their previous 6 outings standing at 4. Let’s see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, PSG are unbeaten in the league by FC Metz in their last 9 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Lille in Ligue 1 action, Metz and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, FC Metz managed 39% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target. LOSC Lille Métropole had 17 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Luiz Araújo (88') was the scorer for Lille.
The forward players for Metz have suffered from a lack of goals over their last 6 encounters, contributing the disappointing return of only 3. In those fixtures, Les Grenats have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 5.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings going back to 28/04/2015 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for Metz. They’ve not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas PSG have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those matches played.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 25 in all at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
The previous league encounter between the two was Ligue 1 match day 4 on 30/08/2019 when it ended FC Metz 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain.
In that match, FC Metz had 31% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Paris Saint-Germain had 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Ángel Di María (11') and Choupo-Moting (43') scored.
The match was refereed by Frank Schneider.
Team News: PSG
Regarding absentees, there’s just the lone fitness concern for the PSG manager Thomas Tuchel to contend with from an otherwise complete group of players. Kylian Mbappé (Corona virus) is sidelined.
In all likelihood, Les Rouge-et-Bleu should kick off with a 4-3-3 system for the game featuring Keylor Navas, Juan Bernat, Presnel Kimpembe, Thilo Kehrer, Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Verratti, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Ander Herrera, Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria and Pablo Sarabia.
Team News: Metz
Metz manager Vincent Hognon has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Kévin N'Doram (Achilles tendon surgery) and Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident) can’t be considered.
We reckon that Les Grenats will likely begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, giving starts to Alexandre Oukidja, Fabien Centonze, John Boye, Dylan Bronn, Matthieu Udol, Mamadou Fofana, Victorien Angban, Habib Maïga, Opa Nguette, Ibrahima Niane and Vincent Pajot.
In our view, PSG can and should be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
In contrast, Metz may well struggle to find the back of the net but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be scoring here as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning score for PSG after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Parc des Princes (47,929)
Captain: Marcos Marquinhos
Chairman: Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 17