The fight for the Ligue 1 titles gets intense this weekend when PSG welcomes home Nantes. The match schedules for Saturday at the Parc des Princes with kickoff at 7 pm.
As holders of a 10-point lead at the top of the table hosts, Paris Saint-Germain might be expected to approach Saturday’s trip to Nantes as an opportunity to put some more distance between themselves and the chasing pack.
PSG entered this game with their title credentials being questioned and needed a response, and they got it by thrashing Bordeaux 3-1.
A first-half brace from Kylian Mbappe and another goal from the Wijdnallum were enough to secure all three points and put an end to PSG’s European woes.
PSG missed a series of chances before doubling their lead. However, Les Girondins made a game of it in the dying embers when Alberth Elis and M’Baye Niang both struck to threaten a storming comeback, but PSG held on to claim a second successive win in the top flight.
It was a game that Nantes probably should have won, having carved out several golden opportunities in the second half with Strasbourg down to ten men.
However, they let their lead slip twice, with goals from Maxime Gonalons and Anthony Gonçalves canceling out efforts from Oumar Solet and Djibril Coulibaly.
PSG vs Nantes Head to Head
Both sides have 26 games against each other with hosts taking 22 wins while opponents with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Bordeaux 2-3 PSG
- RB Leipzig 2-2 PSG
- PSG 2-1 Lille
- Marseille 0-0 PSG
- PSG 3-2 RB Leipzig
- FC Nantes 2-2 Strasbourg
- Montpellier 0-2 Nantes
- FC Nantes 2-1 Clermont
- Bordeaux 1-1 Nantes
- FC Nantes 2-0 Troyes
PSG Team News
Fans paying out to get their football fix should not get carried away with suggestions that Messi was fully fit despite returning to the Argentina squad after a knee injury sustained during the last clash.
Nantes Team News
Nantes will be without Nicolas Pallois because of a fifth booking as Andrei Girotto could move from midfield to defense for the home side.
Prediction and Odds
This might turn out to be a cagey affair than most of fans expect, but we expect a home win.
- PSG Win
- Goals Over 2.5
- Most Goals: 2H
- Paris Saint-Germain