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Paris Saint Germain vs Reims Live in Ligue 1, Match Preview, Squad News, Predicted Line Up, Dream 11 Prediction, PSG vs REI, follow for live updates. The Parisians welcome Remis at home in Ligue 1. They are already running away with the Ligue 1 and with each win, they come closer to winning it early.
The Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint Germain and Reims will be played at 1:15 AM (IST). The game will be played at Parc De Princes on 23rd January 2022.
The match will be available for the viewers on the Voot Network. It will also be streamed LIVE on Jio TV and on the Voot application.
Both the teams don’t have a lot at stake in this game. PSG are comfortably 11 points ahead of second-placed Nice. While Les Rouges are also 14th in the table away from the relegation zone. However, they will try their best to get some points from Parc De Prices. But it is unlikely that they will be able to get something out of the game. In their previous three meetings, the Parisians have won all three of them. Not only this they have done without concerning a goal.
On current form, PSG look unbeatable under Mauricio Pochettino. They have lost only once in their previous 28 Ligue 1 games. The Parisians have won 26 games out of the 28 and one game was a draw. At home as well, they are unbeaten in their previous 13 Ligue 1 games. While Les Rouges have only won two of their last 14 away, Ligue 1 games. Thus, considering the present scenario, it should be an easy win for PSG. However, it could also prove to be a slippery slip for them.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side could get carried away and not get the job done. Reims are likely to drop deep and frustrate PSG. They will force them to go out wide where there will be space. The Parisians will try to swing in crosses inside the box and Les Rouges will try to knock them away. However, they will also try to maintain possession at times in order to relieve some pressure from PSG. But if they lose the ball early, the Parisians will punish them.
Both Danilo Pereira and Layvin Kurzawa tested positive for COVID-19 and are not available. While Neymar is out with a long-term injury. Abdou Diallo, Achraf Hakimi, and Idrissa Gueye all are of nation duty at the Africa Cup of Nations. It is also not clear whether Juan Bernat will be available for the game or not.
The trio of Marshall Munetsi, Fode Doucoure, Arber Zeneli, and Valon Berisha all are out injured. Ghislain Konan, El Bilal Toure, Moreto Cassama, and Moussa Doumbia all are on national duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Colin Dagba, Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos, Nuno Mendes; Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Marco Verratti; Angel di Maria, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe.
Predrag Rajkovic, Andreaw Gravillon, Wout Faes, Yunis Abdelhamid; Thomas Foket, Bradley Locko, Dion Lopy, Jens Cajuste; Nathanael Mbuku, Hugo Ekitike, Ilan Kebbal.
The two managers have faced each other only once. The former Southampton manager came out on top in that game.
With both Herrera and Verratti being more defensive, Wijnaldum will have to attack the box from the midfield. Les Rouges will try to force them and PSG will need more bodies inside the box. Although the Dutchman is not known as a goalscorer but he is capable of scoring from midfield. Not only this he is yet to establish himself as a first-team player. This run of games is important for his PSG career.
The 27 years old will be up against Kylian Mbappe. Everyone knows how quick the Frenchman is and thus Foket will have to be very alert. Mbappe is also capable of running in behind the defence. If he is able to get past the Belgian then he will gain momentum and run towards Reims defence. Thus the wing-back will have to try his best to neutralize the former Monaco star far away from goal.
Goalkeeper: Predrag Rajkovic
Defenders: Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos, Thomas Foket, Konan
Midfielders: Angel di Maria, Georginio Wijnaldum, Hugo Ekitike, Dion Lopy
Attackers: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe
Considering the difference in quality between the two sides, there is not much up for debate. The Parisians should win this one comfortably.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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