Counting on Neymar’s return, PSG faces Toulouse on Saturday, February 10. With the start scheduled for 14h (Brasília time), the game will be held at the Municipal Stadium in Toulouse. It is part of the schedule of the twenty-fifth round of the French Championship of the season 2017/2018.
Toulouse’s recent performance
Fighting against relegation, Toulouse improved their situation significantly by winning the last two matches for Ligue 1. At home, they defeated Troyes 1-0 and then, with the same marker, beat Nice, this time as a visitor.
He thus had 26 points (seven wins, five draws and 12 losses) going up to 15th place. It is still threatened with demotion. His advantage in comparison with Lille, eighteenth placed and first in the region of the sticking, is of only one point.
The situation is quite different when the results are separated at home and away from Toulouse. When only the games in which the team has played in their domains are counted, it appears in the twelfth position.
To try to hold Paris Saint-Germain, coach Mickael Debeve has only one question. Brazilian striker Somalia (19 matches in the 2017/2018 French Championship, one goal) is injured. It depends on evaluation of the club’s doctors. She will determine if she can make herself available for Saturday’s showdown.
The current form of PSG
Without Neymar (17 matches in the French Championship 2017/2018, 18 goals), Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Sochaux 4-1 away from the French Cup. He thus secured his passage to the quarterfinals.
The Brazilian striker, who made a great party on the eve of the match to celebrate his birthday, has won some time off from coach Unai Emery, but is expected to be back on the starting lineup this Saturday.
This, however, may not be valid for other colleagues who have presented a greater physical wear and tear. After all, the PSG will have next Tuesday, February 14, that is considered the most important duel of the season. They will face Real Madrid in Spain in the opening of the duel for the round of 16 of the European Champions League.
This cast relay, however, depends on Emery’s options. Who can stand out by injury is midfielder Adrien Rabiot (21 games, one goal). An injury has taken him from the last two matches and a hasty return may cause problems for the rest of the season.
Eventually, even a mixed team can be scaled. After all, the team has a big advantage in Ligue 1. It is the leader of the tournament with 62 points (20 wins, two draws and two losses). They are 11 more than Olympique de Marseille, second place.
History of the matches
The teams have had four meetings last season. For Ligue 1, there was a goalless draw in Paris and Toulouse’s home win 2-0. In the League Cup, PSG scored 2-0. In the French Cup, it also won, but 2-1. In the season also led to the best thrashing 6-2.
In a fight where any point won can be decisive, Toulouse certainly will not venture much in the duel of this Saturday. Even if you are at home, you should close the defense trying to stay out of the relegation zone.
It will be up to PSG to take the initiative to seek victory. This has not been a problem for the club all season, but in this game the situation changes a bit. On the eve of the clash against Real Madrid, it is hard to imagine that even the starters who are connected to face Toulouse will be very dedicated. After all, they do not want to risk suffering a concussion that can get them out of the duel in the Spanish capital.
This scenario makes the guess in the draw a good choice. It has a price of 7.00 for each real bet on Bet365. Victory of the owners of the house pays 17.00 and successful visitor yields 1.18. Quotes were in effect at 16:44 on 8/2/2018.