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PSG vs Nice Match Preview
French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain will look to brush off the absence of star striker Neymar when they take on the struggling Nice this week. This Paris Saint-Germain vs Nice fixture will be played at the Parc des Princes on Friday night.
The arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the summer has changed the fabric of PSG. From being the runners-up in France to Monaco, PSG have become genuine Champions League title contenders, let alone Ligue 1 pacesetters. Unai Emery’s side have been firing on all cylinders during the current campaign that has seen them drop points only twice so far. The draw against Marseille last week was a disappointment and PSG will be looking to bounce back this weekend. 26 points from 10 games give them a four-point lead at the top of the table that has seen them score 31 goals already. But, the absence of Neymar after picking up a red card against Marseille could be a dampener.
Nice have been the surprise package of last season that has seen them finish third last season. But, that seems to be a long time back, as they find themselves in the midst of an awful run. They have lost their last four matches in the League and European competition rendering them incapable of recapturing last season form. They currently have 10 points from 10 matches that leave them 14th on the table and just one point above the relegation zone. Lucien Favre is already facing the heat as his side hasn’t won since defeating Rennes over a month ago. With star striker Mario Balotelli out, there seems to be no let-off for the Eagles. Can they summon last season form and make up for lost time of this year?
Paris Saint-Germain vs Nice H2H
Last season saw Nice win four points against PSG winning 3-1 at home and then drawing 2-2 in the corresponding PSG vs Nice fixture. Prior to that, PSG had won their last seven in a row against Nice. Overall, the Parisians have won 12, lost 10 and drawn eight of their 30 encounters.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Nice Team News
Danny Alves and Neymar are unavailable for the hosts.
Balotelli, Jean Michael Seri, Mickael Le Bihan, Mounir Obbadi and Wylan Cyprien will miss this trip while Ignatius Ganago is also a doubt.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Nice Probable Line-ups
Paris Saint-Germain: Areola, Yuri, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Motta, Draxler, Rabiot, Mbappe, Verratti, Cavani.
Nice: Cardinale, Jallet, Marchand, Dante, Souquet, Walter, Mendy, Lees-Melou, Sneijder, Saint-Maximin, Plea.
PSG vs Nice betting tip
The absence of Neymar throws a lifeline to Nice but considering their form and the absence of key players, it is unlikely that they would grab that. There is enough firepower in the hosts’ line-up to defeat the visitors. Expect PSG to win the match to nil. Edinson Cavani has been in the news for all the wrong reasons thanks to his bust-up with Neymar. With the Brazilian unavailable, it could be Cavani’s best chance to establish himself as the top dog. Back the Uruguayan to find the back of the net.