With its first mission towards the most important goal of the 2017/2018 season fulfilled, the PSG returns its attentions again for the French Championship. This Saturday, November 4, will face the Angers. The game is part of the schedule of the twelfth round of Ligue 1. It starts scheduled for 14h (Brasília time) at the stadium Jean-Bouin in Angers.
The recent performance of Angers
Comfortably installed in the middle of the rating table, home owners are also well on the way to achieving their goals. In the case of Angers, the goal is one: to avoid relegation to the B series.
Against Strasbourg, a direct rival in this battle, on Saturday, October 28, for the tenth round of the Ligue 1, they got a good 2-2 draw. So they went up to 13 points (two wins, seven draws and two losses). It occupies the twelfth place. It is the team that has more equalities in the season.
Homemade performance, however, is troubling. Angers has not yet won a game in their domains. With three points (three draws and two losses) accumulated of the 15 disputed, is the second worse principal of the French Championship. He scored six goals and took eight in that situation.
Faced with the great favorite of the competition, coach Stephane Moulin may not have one of his main strikers. Pierrick Capelle (11 games in the French Championship 2017/2018, no goal) is handed over to the medical department recovering from an injury that took him out of the last two matches. He will also be submitted to the new evaluation to see if he can be available on Saturday.
The current form of PSG
Having won the European Champions League title as their greatest obsession, Paris Saint-Germain took another step in that direction on Tuesday 31 October. At home, he thrashed Anderlecht 5-0. He reached the 12 points after four rounds of the group stage of the tournament and secured a two-day lead in the Round of 16.
In the French Championship, the situation of PSG is also quiet. On the previous day at home, the team thrashed Nice 3-0 to 29 points (nine wins and two draws) out of 33. He scored 34 goals (best attack) and suffered eight (second less leaked defense).
There is no doubt about winning the local title. What is still expected of PSG is the breaking of performance records. The team, which has spent more than $ 1 billion in reinforcements, has not lost an official match since April 30. In the period, he played 20 games. He won 17 and drew three.
To face Angers, coach Unai Emery can also count on his almost complete cast and has no reason to spare any player. That is because the tournament will be interrupted for two weeks to play friendly matches between teams and matches for the replay of the European qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The only likely loss is midfielder Thiago Motta (eight matches in the 2017/2018 French Championship, one goal). He suffered an injury in the 2-2 draw at Marseille against Olympique, who took him out of the last two matches of PSG.
History of the bouts between Angers and PSG
There have been six encounters between teams throughout history. Angers has never been able to defeat the Paris team. PSG won five times and there was a draw.
It is hard to imagine PSG entering the field on Saturday with the same interest shown before the Anderlecht. However, his technical advantage is so great that even without intense pace the team is the best option for a guess. It has a price of 1.16 in Bet365. Draw shows return of 7.00. Victory of the owners of the house multiplies the invested capital by 15.00.