PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream – Ligue 1 2020/21

New manager Mauricio Pochettino won the first trophy of his career early into his stint as PSG boss, lifting the Trophees des Champions with a win over Marseille. Alley Sport is here with the PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes, covering the Ligue 1 giants’ next fixture against Nimes in the league.

PSG sacked coach Thomas Tuchel (now at Chelsea) before Christmas and replaced him with Mauricio Pochettino | Image: Getty Images, PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes
PSG sacked coach Thomas Tuchel (now at Chelsea) before Christmas and replaced him with Mauricio Pochettino | Image: Getty Images, PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes

PSG vs Nimes, Match Preview

After starting his PSG career with a frustrating 1-1 draw against St Etienne, Mauricio Pochettino led his side to 4 consecutive victories, that saw him winning his first trophy as manager when PSG defeated Marseille in the Trophees des Champions. They were highly impressive against Montpellier, who they defeated 4-0 at the Parc de Princes. However, the Pochettino wave hit a trough against Lorient, who overcame the odds to beat their much bigger opponents 3-2 in a thrilling fixture last week.

After Laurent Abergel put Lorient in the lead after the home team dominated early stages of the game. Presnel Kimpembe and Pereira of PSG were at fault for the opener. However things turned around for PSG as they game progress, with 222 million Euros signing Neymar equalizing and later putting PSG above with back-to-back penalty kicks. The two spot kicks took Neymar to 6 league goals in 10 matches this season, half of which have come from the spot.

It seemed as though PSG would get away with a win as time trickled down. However, substitute Yoane Wissa equalized for Lorient, after getting lucky with a heavy touch and blasting in from close-range. In stoppage time, PSG were caught high up the field as they searched for a winner but ironically conceded one, as Laurent Abergel who scored the opener found Terem Moffi with a brilliant long ball. Moffi raced past his man and coolly slotted past Sergio Rico to win it for his side.

Pochettino will rely on star forwards Neymar and Mbappe against Nimes | Image: Getty Images, PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes
Pochettino will rely on star forwards Neymar and Mbappe against Nimes | Image: Getty Images, PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes

PSG vs Nimes, Latest Team News

PSG will miss first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who is out with a contusion. Important first-team players Marquinhos and Marco Verratti are also injured and unavailable for this fixture. Defenders Juan Bernat and Abdou Diallo are also injured, with the former ruled out until mid-March with a Cruciate Ligament injury. Former Man United midfielder Ander Herrera, who joined the Parisians on a free transfer in 2019, will not be available for this fixture owing to a muscle injury.

Nimes will miss out on Sidy Sarr, who is out with a leg injury. Center-backs Pablo Martinez and Loick Landre are also on the sidelines with a back and thigh injury respectively and will not be available until later this month. Center-forward Clement Depres is ruled out with a Cruciate ligament injury, while defensive midfielder Antoine Valero is ruled out with a groin injury.

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PSG will miss the services of experienced Marquinhos who is out with a groin injury | Image: Getty Images, PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes
PSG will miss the services of experienced Marquinhos who is out with a groin injury | Image: Getty Images, PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes

PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes

We expect Pochettino to continue with the 4-2-3-1 formation that he has favoured for large parts of his career. Mauro Icardi is expected to lead the line with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Angel Di Maria completing a star-studded front four. Leandro Paredes and Idrissa Gueye could form a double-pivot in central midfield, with Thilo Kehrer, Alessio Florenzi, Presnel Kimpembe and Mitchell Bakker completing defence.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

GK: Sergio Rico

LB: Mitchell Bakker

CB: Presnel Kimpembe (c)

CB: Thilo Kehrer

RB: Alessio Florenzi

CDM: Leandro Paredes

CDM: Idrissa Gueye

CAM: Neymar Jr

LW: Kylian Mbappe

RW: Angel di Maria

ST: Mauro Icardi

The experienced South American duo of Di Maria (left) and Neymar (right) could come in handy for PSG | Image: Getty Images, PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes
The experienced South American duo of Di Maria (left) and Neymar (right) could come in handy for PSG | Image: Getty Images, PSG predicted lineup vs Nimes

PSG vs Nimes, Score prediction

We expect this to be a fairly straightforward win for PSG who are at home against much weaker opposition. Our prediction is a 3-0 win for Pochettino and co.

PSG vs Nimes, Live Stream

Fans in India, unfortunately cannot watch the match on TV since there are no official broadcasters for Ligue 1 in the country. They can however, catch the action on the FanCode app 01:30 AM IST. French football fans can watch the game on Telefoot Stadium 1 from 9:00 PM CEST.

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