A Paris Saint-Germain side clearly on course for another Ligue 1 title resumes their quest for glory when Strasbourg visit the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
Christophe Gaultier’s men hold a five-point lead over Lens at the top of the table, while their under-performing visitors are second from bottom after a disastrous first half of the season. PSG vs Strasbourg French Ligue.
Even with the floodlights at Parc des Princes off for the World Cup, the PSG theme was well and truly alive in Qatar, as Argentina’s Lionel Messi and France’s Kylian Mbappe went head-to-head in one of the greatest World Cup finals and indeed football matches ever. , will ever play.
PSG vs Strasbourg French Ligue
The man in Albiceleste came trumps to tick every box on his footballing CV, but international alliances will soon come to a close for PSG’s World Cup side as they return to the Camp des Loges looking to successfully defend their traditional Ligue 1 title.
A 5-0 thrashing of Auxerre just before the World Cup break marked PSG’s seventh straight win in all competitions to maintain their unassailable lead over Lens, with Galtier’s side still unbeaten this season and 45 in Ligue 1. Scored 41 points.
Les Parisiens have been in a fierce battle with Napoli to become the only team to remain unbeaten in Europe’s top five leagues, and both of their winter friendlies ended in wins, with a 3-1 win over Paris FC before a 2-1 win. Quevilli over Rouen.
The reigning French champions can now extend their unbeaten Ligue 1 streak at the Parc des Princes to a remarkable 30 matches since a 1-0 defeat by Lille in April 2021, and not many would bet on them to upset the struggling Strasbourg side. apple cart
Trying to replicate his unprecedented European feats with Rennes was the goal for Julien Stephan last season, as his Strasbourg side came so close to forcing their way into continental contention, but a harsh dose of reality has been thrust upon them this time around.
PSG vs Strasbourg This Season
Boasting just one win from all their Ligue 1 games so far this season – a 3-2 victory against Angers, the only team below them in the rankings – Strasbourg are living very dangerously indeed and enter the World Cup break without a win in five competitive matches.
Les Coureurs can boast drawing Marseille and this season’s surprise package Lorient in that sequence, but they are still two points adrift of safety in 16th place and their only winter friendly was a 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord in December. 13.
Strasbourg’s penchant for goals on the road is one of the few positives their fervent fans can see ahead of the trip to Paris, as Stephan’s men have scored a respectable nine goals in their last five road fixtures, despite conceding a miserly 11. end of field
The visitors could end their six-year run in the top flight unless results pick up in the new year, and the hosts are unbeaten in their last 10 clashes with Strasbourg since a surprise 2-1 defeat in all competitions. 2017-18 campaign.
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos, Bernat; Verratti, Ruiz, Vitinha; Soler; Neymar, Mbappe
Strasbourg possible starting lineup:
Sels; Pierre-Gabriel, Nyamsi, Perrin, Le Marchand, Delaine; Bellegarde, Aholou; Thomasson; Ajorque, Diallo
Prediction PSG vs Strasbourg French Ligue
We say: Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Strasbourg
The current crop of Strasbourg are no strangers to a five-at-back system and could adopt that approach here to stifle PSG attacks, who should be in full force even if Messi is yet to pull the strings.
Stefan’s side managed to hold their own in a couple of challenging games before the break, but PSG have put most foes to the sword and should ease to a comfortable win on Wednesday night.