PSG predicted lineup vs St Etienne, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Ligue 1 gameweek 18
Paris Saint-Germain take on AS St. Etienne in what should be an exciting game of football in the Ligue 1, and Alley Sport brings you the PSG predicted lineup vs St Etienne. The Parisians only recently sacked manager Thomas Tuchel after a 4-0 win over Strasbourg on the eve of Christmas. With Pochettino rumoured to be announced very soon as the new manager, there is a lot of intrigue around the club and how start Neymar and Kylian Mbappe would respond to the new appointment.
St Etienne vs PSG, Match preview
PSG started their Ligue 1 campaign a little later than usual because of their run in the 2019/20 Champions League, where the reached the final. A slow start to their season saw the Parisians lower down the table in the initial stages of the season. However, the team have performed commendably to turn it around since then, and find themselves in 3rd place, just one point from the top of the table. Under these circumstances, manager Tuchel’s dismissal came as a surprise. All eyes will be on Pochettino now, as he is expected to take over the team before the match against St Etienne.
PSG recorded a comfortable 4-0 win over Strasbourg in their last game of 2020, with goals from 18-year-old academy player Timothee Pembele, Kylian Mbappe, and summer signings Idrissa Gueye and Moise Kean.
Their opponents for this week, AS St Etienne were denied 3 points against AS Monaco, in a thrilling 2-2 draw. The coming match will also be crucial for St Etienne in their race to survive relegation. PSG could potentially go top of the table, if results elsewhere also go in their favour. It would be a statement of intent from Pochettino, should he take the job.
St Etienne vs PSG, Latest Team News
Whoever is announced as the new PSG manager, will immediately have to deal with the injury crisis at the Parc de Princes outfit. World-record signing Neymar Jr is out with a sprained ankle and so is fellow attacker Mauro Icardi. Full-backs Florenzi, Bernat, Kurzawa and central defenders Diallo and Kimpembe will also sit this one out. Midfielders Danilo Pereira and Leandro Paredes, along with winger Pablo Sarabia are also out injured.
AS St Etienne also have a fair share of players missing this fixture due to injury. Gabriel Silva, Panagiotis Retsos, goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier, Wahbi Khazri and full back Yvann Macon are on the sidelines.
PSG predicted lineup vs St Etienne
Since PSG have not yet announced a new manager at the time of writing, with Pochettino the bookies’ favourite, we are unclear as to what tactical approach the new manager would consider. Come what may, world-class forward Kylian Mbappe is expected to be the focal point in the absence of both Neymar and Icardi.
Moise Kean and Angel Di Maria could support Mbappe in attack. Youngsters such as Mitchel Bakker, Colin Dagba and Timothee Pembele are expected to be involved. Midfield playmaker Marco Verratti is also an important player and can be the deciding factor in a system that favours him. Captain Marquinhos is sure to play at the heart of defence with Thilo Kehrer by his side. Keylor Navas should be the first-choice goalkeeper.
PSG predicted lineup vs St Etienne
GK: Keylor Navas
CB: Thilo Kehrer
CB: Mitchel Bakker
RWB: Timothee Pembele
LWB: Colin Dagba
CM: Marco Verrati
ST: Moise Kean
RW: Angel Di Maria
LW: Kylian Mbappe
St Etienne vs PSG, Score predictions
PSG are going through an injury crisis and are without a manger at the time of writing. However, the quality and experience in their squad should see them through this fixture against struggling St Etienne, who last won a league match against PSG in November 2012. We expect a 2-0 win for the visitors.
St Etienne vs PSG, 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 from 0130 IST. French football fans can watch the game on Telefoot Stadium 1 from 9:00 pm CEST.
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