The umpteenth storm of the season flies over PSG, which has not yet closed the league title. With Messi sanctioned by the club itself, Neymar injured since February and Olympique de Marseille to five points, there is a very hot month of May in the environment of the Parisian team.
The team led by Galtier will travel this weekend to the nearby department of Aube, where they will face a Troyes that is a matter of time before certifying their relegation to Ligue 2.
Possible alignments and casualties
TROYES: Gallon; Zoukrou, Palmer-Brown, Rami; Balde, Agoume, Kouame, Larouci; Chavalerin, Odobert; Bucket.
Four absences in the local team: Ripart, Conte, Azamoum and Bruus are still injured and will not be able to participate in this clash.
PSG: Donnarumma; Pereira, Marquinhos, Ramos; Zaire-Emery, Verratti, Vitinha, Ruiz, Bernat; Mbappe, Ekitike.
Achraf Hakimi is out after his expulsion against Lorient, while Leo Messi will also not be available due to the disciplinary sanction imposed by the club. In addition, Neymar, Kimpembe, Mukiele, Mendes and Pembele will not play due to injury. Renato Sanches is doubtful.
Schedule and where to watch Troyes vs. PSG
The match will be played this Sunday, May 7, at 8:45 p.m. at the Stade de l’Aube.
You can enjoy this match, free and live, through Betfair Live Video.
History of clashes between Troyes and PSG
This weekend will mark the thirty-third game played by both teams. The PSG has decanted the balance in its favor with 21 victories, by 4 of Troyes and 7 draws. At home, the Blues have not beaten the Parisians since 2001.
This is how the last five matches between these two teams ended:
- PSG 2-0 Troyes (17/18)
- Troyes 0-2 PSG (17/18)
- Troyes 1-2 PSG (21/22)
- PSG 2-2 Troyes (21/22)
- PSG 4-3 Troyes (22/23)
The first-round match was a rollercoaster. Mama Balde overtook the visiting team twice, but Soler and Messi neutralized that advantage. Then, Neymar and Mbappé -penalty- sentenced the clash, although Ante Palaversa wanted to give him emotion with a goal with two minutes left for the conclusion.
How do both teams arrive?
Troyes is virtually relegated to Ligue 2. It is eighteenth with 22 points, ten of salvation with only fifteen to play.
Their last victory dates from January 2 against Strasbourg and, since then, twelve defeats and four draws, in addition to the elimination in the French Cup at the hands of Lille. On the last day, Patrick Kisnorbo’s team lost 0-1 to Nice.
For its part, PSG is again in crisis. The club sanctioned Leo Messi with two weeks without playing for not communicating about a commercial trip he made to Saudi Arabia, something that also unleashed the anger of the ultras, who concentrated at the headquarters to utter hurtful chants about the Argentine and, later, went to Neymar’s house to continue their protests.
On the sporting front, Galtier’s side have lost three of their last seven matches, including last weekend’s 3-1 win over Lorient. The Parisian club continues to lead with 75 points but already begins to observe Olympique de Marseille -70 points- in the rearview mirror. The Vélodrome team will visit Lens this day, third with only one point less.
Betfair betting: What to bet on in Troyes vs. PSG?
1.- PSG victory to [1.3]: The Parisians are going through a bad time, although they live worse in Troyes, where they have not won for more than four months and it is a matter of time before the relegation is mathematical.
2.- More than 3.5 goals to [2.0]: only Angers (72) have conceded more goals than Troyes this season (70) and, of course, nobody scores more than PSG (76). In the first leg, 4-3.
3.- Kylian Mbappé scores a goal at any time at [1.55]: without Messi or Neymar in combat, Mbappé will be the great reference in PSG’s attack.