Ligue 1 – Paris Saint-Germain take on Angers SCO

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Angers SCO

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

Leaders PSG are currently three·places higher than their opponents Angers, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and fourth positions respectively.

To retain first position in the Ligue 1 is Paris Saint-Germain’s target this week

Only a positive result will be acceptable for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, following their recent away defeat at the hands of Rennes in their last match.

League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last nine meetings is astonishing this season, which places them firmly among the Champion’s League contenders. They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 24 points points so far this season having won eight matches and lost one game.

PSG have won four games of their four League matches at home this season.

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 27 points and keep their momentum going forward.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for PSG, in terms of goals scored (22). Their stand out attacking players have been Kylian Mbappe (5), Achraf Hakimi (3), and Mauro Icardi (3). PSG have conceded nine goals.

PSG are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Mauricio Pochettino is concerned that Friday’s fixture could see him without nine of his key players.

Angers SCO’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 16 points, going into this game

Angers will be buoyant, following a 3-2 home win against FC Metz in their last fixture.

Slow and steady wins the race, Angers are showing that they know by avoiding defeat in eight of their last nine matches. With 16 points, they currently sit fourth in the League having won four games, drawn four meetings, and lost one game.

Angers have won one game and drawn three matches of their four League matches away from home this season.

Angers SCO will have 19 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

Angers have a good scoring record this season, with 14 netted so far (12 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Thomas Mangani (3), Sofiane Boufal (2), and Ismael Traore (2). Angers have conceded nine goals.

Angers’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Gerald Baticle, ahead of this Friday’s fixture against their opponents.

Paris Saint-Germain v Angers SCO – Head-to-Heads.

PSG and Angers have faced each other 16 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in PSG’s favour (14 – 0). Further, PSG have tasted victory in fourteen of the previous 16 meetings with Angers.

PSG to win – odds are 78.74 percent in favour.

Other standout players for PSG are Achraf Hakimi and Mauro Icardi with three goals and three goals respectively and for Angers are Sofiane Boufal and Ismael Traore with two goals and two goals respectively.