Ligue 1 – Paris Saint-Germain at home to Nice

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Wednesday sees League Leaders PSG, take on Nice at the Parc des Princes – 9:00pm GMT.

Leaders PSG are currently two places higher than their rivals Nice, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and third positions respectively.

League leaders Paris Saint-Germain will seek to win every game, this fixture is no exception

Following two straight wins for PSG in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

Also, League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured 13 victories in their last 15 fixtures is astonishing this season, to sit within the reach of a Champion’s League place. They are the current League leaders with 40 points, that is, 13 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws having won 13 games, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Playing at home, PSG have won seven meetings.

Paris Saint-Germain will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 43 points and keep their momentum going forward.

Good Attacking Performance

PSG will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (35). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Kylian Mbappe (8), Achraf Hakimi (3), and Marquinhos (3). PSG have conceded 15 goals.

Injury and illness have depleted Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG and they will likely be missing seven key personnel for Wednesday’s match.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Nice achieve 26 points

It was a humbling defeat at the hands of FC Metz for Christophe Galtier’s men in their last match, they will be hoping to get something out of this game for sure.

Also, Nice keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 14 meetings is astonishing this season. With 26 points, they currently sit third in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 8 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws having won eight matches, drawn three games, and lost four fixtures.

Nice have won five matches and lost two games of their seven League matches playing away this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Nice’s points from 26 to 29, so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

Defence begins with attack and Nice have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding 12 goals in their previous matches. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this Ligue 1 season. This has been a good season so far for Nice, in terms of goals scored (25). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Amine Gouiri (8), Andy Delort (5), and Kasper Dolberg (4).

Nice’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Christophe Galtier, ahead of this Wednesday’s fixture against their opponents.

Paris Saint-Germain v Nice – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels PSG and Nice have faced each other 44 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in PSG’s favour (24 – 11). Further, PSG have seen victory in five of the past six fixtures against Nice. The last time they played each other in this competition Paris Saint-Germain delivered a 2-1 home win. The likelihood of both sides finding the net again in the Parc des Princes is rated at 61.73%.

PSG to win – probability = 72.46 percent.

Players to watch

For PSG, Kylian Mbappe contributed with
eight goals in 15 League games this Ligue 1 Season, while Amine Gouiri scored
eight goals in 15 League games this season for Nice.

Other players of note for PSG are Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi with eight goals each and for Nice are Andy Delort and Kasper Dolberg with five goals and four goals respectively.

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