PSG and Nice join forces in Parc des Princes in a game for the 11th day of League 1. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium was on 11-12-2016, in a match for League 1 that finished in a tie for (2-2). The goals of the match were scored by E. Cavani (46 ‘and 60’) for PSG and W. Cyprien (32 ‘) and A. Plea (45′) for Nice.
Paris SG :
The home team is currently in 1st place, with 26 points won, after 8 wins and 2 draws. In the penultimate game, he won out against Dijon FCO by (1-2). In the last match, tied outside against Olympique Marseille by (2-2).
In this competition, he won the last 5 games at home and did not lose any of the last 10 he played. His attack has marked regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, since 19 of their last 29 matches have ended with more than 2.5 goals. In the last 20 games at home for all competitions there is 1 period in the spotlight: he suffered 8 of his 15 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
PSG arrives in this game with a draw with two balls against Marseille, putting an end to the series of two consecutive victories in the French championship: the goals were scored by Neymar and Cavani. In this game before his fans coach Unai Emery should keep the team in a 4-3-3, with Cavani responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive line of the adversary: the Uruguayan is the best scorer, with 9 goals scored. It is important to note that the landlords perform well in both sectors when playing at home, since they scored on average 3.8 goals and suffered 0.8 goals per game. For this game the coach does not have the star Neymar, expelled in the last game.
The away team is currently in 14th place, with 10 points won, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses. In the penultimate game, lost out against Montpellier by (2-0). In the last game, lost at home against Strasbourg by (1-2). In his last 4 games as a visitor to the championship the Nice record 1 victory and 3 losses, reason why it conquered 3 points in 12 possible. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 10 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period in the last 8 games as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 8 goals in the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Nice come to this game with a defeat at home against Strasbourg, 1-2, registering the fourth consecutive snub in several competitions: the only goal of the team was scored by Lees Melou. In this away game, coach Lucien Favre is expected to play in 4-3-3, privileging the defensive organization and the counterattacks, that is, he will defend with the nearby sectors, looking for the back of the defensive line of PSG. Watching the 4 matches played away from home, it is possible to notice that the visitors present great offensive weaknesses: they scored on average 0.25 goals per game. Mario Balotelli is the highlight of this formation, with 5 goals scored, however, is in doubt for this game. In addition to this player, the coach does not have Seri, Obbadi, Le Bihan and Cyprien, all with physical problems.
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