Defending a sequence of 25 matches without defeat and the leadership of the French Championship, Paris Saint-Germain visits this Saturday, December 2, Strasbourg. The match is part of the schedule of the sixteenth round of Ligue 1 in its 2017/2018 season. Scheduled to start at 14h (GMT), it takes place at the Meinau stadium in Strasbourg.
Strasbourg’s recent performance
The owners of the house also defend an undefeated series. However, much more modest. There were three matches, one win and two draws. On Tuesday, November 28, at home, he was on scoreless equality with Caen.
It may not seem like much, but it has been enough to keep Strasbourg out of the relegation zone. With 15 points (three wins, six draws and six losses), the team occupies the seventeenth position, first outside the region of the sticking. Nor is it something impressive. After all, Lille, first in the relegation zone, has the same score. You lose only when you use the tiebreaker criteria.
For fans of Stasbourg this signals that the battle to seek permanence in the elite division of French football should follow to the final day. In this scenario, the duel against the PSG appears as a kind of ‘bonus’. There is no expectation of scoring against the virtual French champion. Thus, any dot that falls on the account may be the differential at the time of the decision.
Considering only the games in his stadium, the Strasbourg did not lose four rounds ago. It was three draws and one win. However, it has a significant number of injury problems. In the medical department are defenders Ismael Aaneba (without performances in the French Championship 2017/2018) and Dimitri Foulquier (a game, no goal); and socks Benjamin Corgnet (seven games, no goal) and Kevin Lucien Zohi (no performances).
The current form of PSG
On Wednesday, November 29, at home, PSG had a performance far below average. Nevertheless he managed to impose his favoritism and defeat the Troyes, by 2 to 0, although Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani wasted a penalty when his duel was tied.
He further qualified his undefeated series by extending it to 25 games, with 22 wins and three draws. He also had an advantage in comparison to his main rivals in Ligue 1. With 41 points (13 wins and two draws), PSG are ten times more than Olympique de Marseille, who took second place with Lyon defeats 29 points) and Monaco (29).
Two players considered holders are doubtful for the match this Saturday. Brazilian defender Marquinhos (ten matches in the 2017/2018 French Championship, one goal) is one of them. Injured, he was out of the game against Troyes. It will still be evaluated, but it has a good chance of being released.
Who should follow from outside is the midfielder Thiago Mota (eight games, one goal). He has been out for seven games and has no return forecast. The hit list is completed by Lucas (five games, one goal).
History of the bouts between Strasbourg and PSG
Paris Saint-Germain defends an undefeated series of four matches against Strasbourg. It was three wins and a draw.
On the verge of a Champions League fix-up against Bayern Munich, PSG will probably try to make as little effort as possible. Even qualifying for the next round of the continental tournament, the club has prioritized this tournament and sought records. This scenario may slightly ease the life of Strasbourg, who has assembled a well-structured team despite its clear technical limitations. It is not, however, enough to open up a great possibility for risk guesses. The Parisian team is the best option. It has a price of 1.17 in Rivalo. Tie pays prize of 7.50 and win of the constituents yields 15.00 for 1.