PSG vs Angers is going to be an exciting match this Wednesday as the league leaders PSG will be hosting Angers, at Parc de Princes. The kickoff is scheduled at 4:00 pm GMT.
PSG are flying high with comfortable 14 points lead at the top of the table. They will be coming into this game with oozing confidence following their 5-0 thumping win over Metz, last Saturday.
Unai Emery’s men have now won 25 of their 29 matches, including 5 successive league victories. The sheer dominant football has rattled their league opponents.
With every single week, Unai Emery’s men have found a new hero. Christopher Nkunku, who played as a midfielder this Saturday, scored two stunning goals for the Parisians, guiding them to an easy victory. The young midfielder looked solid and dispatched the relegation battler’s hopes for resilience. Considering the recent form they are carrying, it will be an uphill task for the visitors to stop PSG’s authority.
On the other hand, Angers come into this game with Saturday’s fighting 0-0 draw against Bordeaux. They were not up to their mark in the last game, failing to hit a single shot on target.
Angers are now placed at 14th position in the league table, managing 32 points from 29 games, with 7 wins and 11 losses. It will surely be a massive task for them to walk into the league leader’s den and turn the match in their favor.
Key Players to Watch
Christopher Nkunku was in the red-hot form in the last match. He showed his imperious skills against the bottom club Metz and scored two brilliant goals in the 5-0 trash.
The French midfielder will undoubtedly feature in the mid-weeks home clash and will hold a key for the league leaders to carry their dominant run in the final phase of this season’s league competition.
Karl Toko Ekambi
Although Ekambi failed to make an impact in the last match, the Cameroonian striker is leading the Angers attack with the most number of goals so far this season.
Ekambi has 14 goals and 3 assists to his name in the league which have helped Angers to find some resilience. He has shown some composure against the big teams in the past and is looking forward to increasing his performance, ahead of the vital clash.
With incredible goal scoring strength, the marquee man of Angers will undoubtedly look to score against the most robust PSG defense.
Head to Head
PSG lead the head to head battle against their opponents with a 6-0 advantage in the 7 matches with one match ending in a draw. The league leaders have dominated the last 3 fixtures between these clubs, winning all of the games and scoring 2.6 goals per game without conceding in the process.
The reverse fixture between two clubs ended in a cruising 5-0 away victory for the Parisians.
Unai Emery will have the advantage to use his trump card Edison Cavani in the match since the striker makes his return to the team after receiving a one-match ban.
However, the manager is not expected to make significant alterations in the starting lineup which emerged victorious last Saturday.
The only change for them may see Lo Celso replacing suspended Lassana Diarra, in the midfield.
Stephane Moulin is expected to make some changes in the starting lineup considering their draw in the last match.
Midfielders Fulgini and Oniangue, who didn’t step up to their marks, may make way for Sunu and Poyo in the midfield.
Santamaria was solid in his defensive-mid position and looks to retain his place in the starting lineup.
PSG vs Angers Lineup (Expected XI)
PSG Lineup (4-3-3)
Defenders: Munier (RB), Silva (RCB), Kimpembe(LCB), Berchiche (LB)
Midfielders: Le Celso (RM), Verratti (CM), Nkunku (LM)
Angers Lineup (4-1-4-1)
Defenders: Manceau (RB), Traore (RCB), Pavlovic (LCB), Andreu (LB)
Midfielders: Santamaria (CDM), Sunu (RM), Reine-Adelaide (CM), Puyo (CM), Tait (LM)
PSG vs Angers Prediction
PSG are clear favorites to win this Wednesday considering their strong league form. They have hammered their opposition in the previous bout which strengthens their sheer dominance.
Angers, meanwhile, will be hoping for a miracle at this stage to stop the raging PSG. It is a daunting task for them to go into the leader’s territory and make a halt to their unstoppable form.
We predict a 5-0 thumping win for the hosts with dominant counter-attacking football.