Paris Saint-Germain will look to return to their conventional triumphant selves on Saturday night time time after they host Saint Etienne in Ligue 1.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are nonetheless lightyears ahead on the excessive of France’s excessive flight, although they obtained an infinite shock last time out as they suffered merely their second league defeat of the advertising and marketing marketing campaign courtesy of a 3-1 beating by the arms of Nantes.
That loss, nonetheless, adopted spectacular wins in opposition to Lille, Rennes and Precise Madrid in succession and, with that newest kind in ideas, they now host a Saint Etienne side in a very precarious situation on the bottom of the desk. They enter this weekend in good kind (having acquired three and drawn one in every of their last 4 league outings) nonetheless nonetheless sit just one degree above the drop zone.
Right here is 90min’s preview of this battle.
When is kick off? Saturday 26 February, 20:00 (GMT)
The place is it being carried out? Parc des Princes, Paris
What TV channel is it on? BT Sport 1(UK), beIN Sports activities actions (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Who’s the referee? Pierre Gaillouste
Who’s the VAR? Jerome Brisard
Leandro Paredes will likely keep absent for the hosts having missed the defeat to Nantes with an adductor hurt, whereas Marco Verratti will probably be a part of his fellow midfielder on the sidelines after selecting up one too many bookings last time out.
Ander Herrera or Danilo Pereira are the likeliest to fill the void, although Julian Draxler may be given an opportunity to impress.
Within the meantime, Sergio Ramos will perhaps not be capable of attribute as he continues his restoration from a calf draw back.
Wahbi Khazri was compelled off with an ankle hurt last time out, although Saint Etienne boss Pascal Dupraz is hopeful the Tunisian will possible be accessible proper right here.
Joris Gnagnon, Saidou Sow, Enzo Crivelli and Yvann Macon all keep on the sidelines for the visitors, nonetheless midfielder Zaydou Youssouf must be large to attribute no matter his private ankle scare.
It isn’t troublesome to foresee how this match goes to go.
Even with the shock behind them and their opponents’ very encouraging newest kind, PSG have thrived when having fun with Saint Etienne beforehand and might undoubtedly crave an infinite response to their last finish end result.
With the mountains of inventive prime quality at their disposal, it’s on a regular basis sensible to once more PSG.
Prediction: PSG 3-0 Saint Etienne