Without two of their main players and still in doubt about Neymar’s presence, PSG will host Montpellier at the Parc des Princes stadium on Saturday 27 January. The match is part of the schedule of the twenty-third round of the Spanish Championship in its 2017/2018 edition. The beginning is scheduled for 14h (Brasília time).
PSG’s recent performance
Neymar (15 games in the French Championship 2017/2018, 15 goals) has been out of the last two matches under allegation of a thigh injury. The club did not provide more detailed information on the problem nor on when the athlete is expected to return. So the doubt should be kept until a few hours before departure.
The scorer did not show any sign of physical problem in the spectacular performance that had in the thrashing by 8 to 0 against the Dijon. Made four goals and assisted two. However, he was booed for failing to concede a maximum penalty for fellow Edinson Cavani (21 games, 20 goals). He left irritated and ended up appearing on the list of injuries.
Without him, PSG were beaten 2-1 at Lyon by Ligue 1 on Matchday 1. The failure did not change their status in the French Championship. He shoots in the lead. He has 56 points (18 wins, two draws and two losses). They are eight more ahead of Lyon, placed second.
The loss, however, caused a problem for Saturday’s game. Brazilian right-back Daniel Alves (15 games, no goal) received a red card against Lyon and will have to comply with automatic suspension. Another confirmed embezzlement is young striker Kyllian Mbappe (17 games, nine goals), who is injured. It is also doubt for the clash midfielder Thiago Motta (ten games, one goal).
On Wednesday, January 24, without the help of his two fellow attackers, Cavani went blank and failed to break Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record and become the top scorer in the history of Paris Saint-Germain. Even so, the Paris team managed to advance in the dispute of the Glass of France when overcoming the Guingamp by 4 to 2.
The current form of Montpellier
Montpellier also reached their survival in the Glass of France, although with a little more difficulty. Also on Wednesday, at home, beat Lorient by 4 to 3 extending a series of matches without losing that now has reached seven games (four wins and three draws).
The consistent campaign made the club comfortable in Ligue 1. With 31 points (seven wins, ten draws and five losses), it ranks seventh. In his fight against relegation, which is the biggest goal of the season, opened nine points ahead of Lille, who closed the twenty-second round in eighteenth place, the first in the sticking region.
Leader in the number of draws in Ligue 1, the team presents its main quality in the defensive system. It was leaked only 15 times in 22 matches. This made his defense the best in the league, beating even PSG, who conceded two more goals in the same number of matches.
History of the matches PSG vs Montpellier
Acting at home, Montpellier managed to stop the PSG in the first round of the 2017/2018 season of the French Championship and held the 0-0.
Although Montpellier has an excellent defensive system and with PSG perhaps having to play without two of their starters, the perfect 11-game winning campaign from the Paris team makes the guess at a new success the most appropriate for the confrontation of this Saturday. The price for the constituents’ victory is 1.12 in Bet365. Draw has a return of 8.50. Visitors are considered the biggest underdogs of the twenty-second round with a prize of 17.00 per 1. Quotes were in effect at 14:05 on 1/25/2018.