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PSG and Angers face each other in the 18th round of the French league, in what could be Messi’s first match after the World Cup 2022. The Parisian side will be looking to maintain their 15-match unbeaten streak against the black-and-white club.
Time and place to watch PSG vs. Angers
Matchday 18 of the French Ligue 1 will be played this Wednesday, January 11, from 21:00 at the Parc des Princes.
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Possible line-ups and absentees
These are the likely starting lineups of both teams for the 18th matchday of the French league:
PSG likely 11: Donnaruma; Mukiele, S. Ramos, Marquinhos, Bernat; M. Verratti, D. Pereira, Fabian Ruiz; Neymar, Messi, Kylian Mbappé.
Angers SCO likely 11: Bernardoni; Yan Valery, Hountondji, Miha Blazic, Suleyman; Batista Mendy, H. Abdelli, Hunou; El Melali, Pierre Capelle, A. Sima.
Absentees and doubts: for PSG, the following are doubtful for this match: Renato Sanches, T. Pembélé, Kimpembe, and Nuno Mendes. As for their opponents, Angers SCO, they are likely to travel to Paris with possible absences due to the injury of Lois Diony, Eneme-Ella, Ibrahim Amadou, Ali Kalla, and Ould Khaled.
PSG have beaten Angers the last five times the two sides have met on the pitch, scoring 17 goals and conceding just 2.
Their last meeting was in Ligue 1 21/22, on April 20, 2022. A clash in which PSG won 0-3 away, with goals from Mbappé, Ramos and Marcos Aoás.
How are both teams doing?
The leaders of the table lost 3-1 against Lens on the last matchday, in a match in which neither Messi nor Neymar were present.
Despite this defeat, which cut short a streak of 6 straight league wins, the ‘Red and Blue’ remain at the top of the standings, being the team that has scored the most goals in the first 17 rounds of Ligue 1 (46).
Their opponents, Angers, lost their last league match against Lorient (1-2) and are at the bottom of the standings.
The Bleuw-Zwart’s run of 5 consecutive defeats in Ligue 1 in their most recent matches, in which they have conceded four times more goals than they have scored (2).
Betfair betting: What to bet on PSG-Angers?
1. PSG win against Angers at [1.10]: Paris Saint-Germain is the clear favorite to get a win against the last-placed team in the French league given the history between the two teams.
2. Kylian Mbappé, top scorer for PSG vs. Angers at [3.10]: the Frenchman is his team’s top scorer in the current edition of the league with 13 goals, so he is likely to score in this match.
The probable formation of PSG vs. Angers, for Ligue 1.
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Nordi Mukiele, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Juan Bernat; Fabian Ruiz, Danilo Pereira, Marco Verrati; Carlos Soler; Lionel Messi and Hugo Ekitike. Coach: Cristophe Galtier.
Angers vs. PSG, Ligue 1 lineup
Paul Bernardoni; Yan Valery, Cédric Hountondji, Miha Blazic, Ilyes Chetti; Batista Mendy, Pierrick Capelle; Farid El Melali, Adrien Hunou, Himad Abdelli; Abdallah Dipo Sima. DT: Abdelaziz Bouhazama.
The facts of PSG vs. Angers, for the Ligue 1.
Stadium: Parc des Princes
TV: ESPN 2