PSG will be at Stade Allianz Riviera on Sunday for the Ligue 1 showdown with home side Nice.
Our Nice v PSG tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
Nice will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 3-1 Ligue 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Montpellier.
In that game, Nice managed 63% possession and 9 shots at goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Nice was Dante (69'). Montpellier got 21 attempts at goal with 13 of them on target. Gaëtan Laborde (18') and Daniel Congré (50', 64') scored for Montpellier.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Nice haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Les Aiglons have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals along the way.
A look at their previous results shows us that Nice:
- have not won against Paris Saint-Germain in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
PSG will go into this meeting following a 1-0 Ligue 1 win over FC Metz in their most recent match.
In that match, Paris Saint-Germain had 72% possession and 20 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. The only player to score for Paris Saint-Germain was Julian Draxler (90'). On the other side, FC Metz got 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
A succession of dependable showings by the Paris Saint-Germain defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 fixtures overall. Over that same period of time, their forwards have scored 6. However, we must now wait to see if that trend might continue on here in this match or not.
Taking a look at their past results, Paris Saint-Germain:
- are undefeated by OGC Nice when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 30/04/2017 shows that Nice have won 1 of these games & PSG 4, with the number of draws being 1.
In all, 20 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 for Les Aiglons and 14 belonging to Les Rouge-et-Bleu. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 10 on 18/10/2019 when the final score was Nice 1-4 Paris Saint-Germain.
In that match, Nice had 39% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Ignatius Ganago (67').
Paris Saint-Germain got 24 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Ángel Di María (15', 21'), Kylian Mbappé (88') and Mauro Icardi (91') scored.
The match was refereed by François Letexier.
Team News: Nice
Nice boss Patrick Vieira has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
In all likelihood, Les Aiglons could employ a 4-3-3 formation in the match, utilising Walter Benitez, Hassane Kamara, Andy Pelmard, Dante, Youcef Atal, Pierre Lees-Melou, Morgan Schneiderlin, Khéphren Thuram-Ulien, Myziane Maolida, Amine Gouiri and Rony Lopes.
Team News: PSG
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has some current player fitness concerns. Kylian Mbappé (Corona virus) and Juan Bernat (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Neymar and Layvin Kurzawa.
We’re of the thinking that Les Rouge-et-Bleu appear most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Keylor Navas, Thilo Kehrer, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Mitchel Bakker, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Ander Herrera, Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia.
In our opinion, Nice have the ability to score a goal against this PSG outfit, although one goal is unlikely to prevent defeat.
We can see a 1-2 advantage for PSG at full-time. Should be a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Allianz Riviera (36,178)
Captain: Dante Bonfim Costa Santos
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Rivère
Manager: Patrick Vieira
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 7
⭐ Star Player: Amine Gouiri
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Amine Gouiri was born in Bourgoin-Jallieu, France. Having played his first senior match for Olympique Lyonnais in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has scored 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.