As Europe’s clubs prepare to return to their domestic competition soon, Paris Saint-Germain will host a friendly against Paris FC at the Oredou Training Center on Friday. Paris Saint-Germain vs Paris FC.
Before the season break for the World Cup, PSG had won seven straight matches in all competitions, as they currently lead Ligue 1 with 41 points, while the 13th arrondissement side in the French capital have captured just one of their last three. Fixtures in Ligue 2, currently placed 12th in the table.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Paris FC Club Friendly
Christophe Gaultier’s first season as manager of Les Parisiens has gone smoothly as his side are one of only two teams in the top five European leagues yet to suffer a domestic defeat in 2022-23.
Given the pedigree at his disposal, it would come as no surprise to see them dominate Ligue 1 again, with PSG picking up more points after 15 league games this season than in any of their previous three campaigns.
They are unbeaten in their last 28 league matches at home, the best run in the top five European competitions, although they have conceded two or more goals in two of their previous three games in Paris.
PSG have scored multiple goals in six consecutive games in all competitions, while conceding just nine goals domestically after 15 games, the fewest in Ligue 1 this season.
Heading into November, Les Parisiens’ last 25 goals have come from their big three, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar or Lionel Messi. However, since the 4-3 win over Troyes, their last nine strikes have been scored by eight different players.
At a Glance PSG
Since the start of 2022, PSG have shown no mercy to their opponents, scoring five or more goals on nine occasions in all competitions, the second-highest tally among European clubs this year behind Bayern Munich, who have done it 10 times.
A season removed from narrowly missing out on the promotion playoffs, the 2022-23 Ligue 2 campaign has not been so smooth for Thierry Laury and his side.
There will be no play-offs in the second tier of French football this season, meaning the Blues need to finish in the top two and they are a long way from there right now, eight points behind Bordeaux for second.
Paris find themselves in a precarious position in the league at the moment, just five points above the relegation line but with a chance to surpass that mark before the end of the year, with their last two home matches of 2022 against the teams in front of them. At Table (Pau and Le Havre).
will capital change their fortune
Perhaps playing at another venue in the French capital will change their fortunes, as they have not won a home game at the Stade Charlet since beating Quivilly-Rouen on August 6.
The five defeats they have suffered this campaign are just three fewer than their entire 2021-22 season, while Paris are tied for the third-fewest goals conceded domestically this year.
They may be a level below PSG, but the side have performed well against clubs in the top flight, losing just one of their last five friendlies versus Ligue 1 opposition.
Fabian Ruiz could be out with some muscle soreness, Danilo Pereira has a broken rib and Nuno Mendes is not expected back until early February with a thigh injury.
Goals from Alimmi Gori and Morgan Guilavogui helped Paris FC to a 2-0 win over Cosne US in the eighth round of the French Cup as Vincent Demarconai collected a clean sheet.
Guilavogui have scored in their last three matches in all competitions, with Ivan Filipovic making two stops in their previous home road fixture, which they won 1-0 against Bastia.
At the same time, Samir Chergui will miss the following home match, and Caudio-Yves Dabila is unavailable for their round of 64 French Cup clash with each receiving a red card last time out in their respective competition.
Jonathan Iglesias, Guilavogui and Lebogang Phiri were the only players to start their match against Metz to keep their place in the 11 in their eighth-round French Cup tie.
Team Formation Paris Saint-Germain vs Paris FC
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Ramos, Bernat; Soler, Vitinha, Verratti, Mendes, Ruiz; Sarabia, Sanches, Ekitike
Paris FC possible starting lineup:
Filipovic; Bernauer, Chergui, Lefort, Hanin; Mandouki; Gory, Phiri, Iglesias, Kebbal; Guilavogui