After their defeat against Lens, their runner-up (1-0), for their first meeting in 2023, Paris Saint-Germain recovered well against Châteauroux (3-1) in the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France. The Parisian club will seek to resume its march forward by hosting Angers at the Parc des Princes, to confirm its place as leader within the elite of French football. This is a real duel of extremes between the first and the red lantern. The Angevins, for their part, remain on 9 defeats in a row in Ligue 1 and a victory acquired on penalties against Strasbourg (0-0, tab 5-4) in the Coupe de France.
On the side of Paris Saint-Germain, several absentees are to be counted. Even if the return to competition is looming for Kylian Mbappé and Achraf Hakimi, the two players will not be on the score sheet against Angers this Wednesday. Benefiting from a week of rest, the two friends should even be back in collective training only this Thursday, according to the latest indiscretions from our colleagues from The Team. Presnel Kimpembe is still on the sidelines as well as Marco Verratti who felt pain in the quadriceps as confirmed by his coach, Christophe Galtier, at a press conference.
The great return of Lionel Messi
The PSG coach should therefore keep Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Ile-de-France goals. Ahead of him, the center hinge will unsurprisingly consist of Marquinhos and Sergio Ramos while Nordi Mukiele and Juan Bernat will take care of the sides. In midfield, we should see an unprecedented trio with the presence of Danilo, Vitinha and Warren Zaire-Emery, the 16-year-old continuing his high-level apprenticeship. Finally in attack, Lionel Messi should make his comeback to competition at the Parc des Princes by being associated with Neymar and Hugo Ekitike. An impressive eleven despite the absence of many executives.
Just appointed head coach of the Angers first team, Abdel Bouhazama will experience a difficult baptism of fire with the trip to Paris. As a reminder, he had been interim coach of the SCO since the layoff of Gérald Baticle last November. Despite the last bad results in Ligue 1, the Angevin coach should field a similar team to that against Lorient (defeat, 2-1). Paul Bernardoni will be accompanied by Cédric Hountondji and Miha Blazic in the center while Souleyman Doumbia and Abdoulaye Bamba will evolve on the sides. Batista Mendy and Nabil Bentaleb will take care of the midfield. Finally, captain Pierrick Capelle, Adrien Hunou, Himad Abdelli and Abdallah Dipo Sima will have to lead their team in attack.
[Pour cette journée de Ligue 1, Parions Sport en Ligne vous propose un bonus de bienvenue jusqu’à 100€ en freebets en misant jusqu’à 100€, que votre pari soit perdant ou gagnant, et 10€ de freebets offerts sans dépôt avec le code FML1. Créez votre compte dès aujourd’hui pour profiter de cette offre exclusive.]