PSG vs LIL Dream11: Reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain will look for their 2nd consecutive win when Lille visits the French capital this Saturday. PSG are leading the charge in Ligue 1 and currently boast an 8-point advantage over Marseille at 2nd place. Lille are 5th heading into this match but could end the week as high as 2nd, provided they win at Parc des Princes and a few results favor them elsewhere.
PSG are the ultimate force in France and it's hard to see them surrendering their league title this year. The gulf between them and the rest of the league, and even over their traditional rivals, is so big that a defeat for PSG in Ligue 1 feels like a rarity. The gap at the top is already eight points, which even at this early in the league, looks unbridgeable for the challengers.
In terms of form, PSG have eight wins in the last 9 games in all competitions, with their sole defeat coming on the road against Dijon. That was the once in a blue moon kind of result.
Lille are a long way away from the standards they set for themselves last season when they finished 2nd in the league. The top-3 and the Champions League football for the next season should be the realistic target for them. But they must do far better than what they managed in the last six league games where they have just one win to show for their efforts.
Host: Paris Saint-Germain
Match Timing: November 23, @ 01: 15 AM
Match Venue: Parc des Princes
There is nothing strange here as the bookmakers are going with a straightforward win for the mighty Parisians in this game. The hosts are as high as 1.26 for the win, while Lille are priced at a distant 13.0 to claim an unlikely victory at the home of current French champions.
PSG to win: 1.26 (13/50), Probability to happen: 79.37%
Lille to win: 13.00 (12/1), Probability to happen: 7.69%
Draw: 6.55 (111/20), Probability to happen: 15.27%
It's interesting, though, as the chances for Lille to score in this game are higher than PSG keeping a clean sheet.
Both teams to score: 1.91 (91/100), Probability to happen: 52.36%
Only one team to score (PSG): 1.975 (39/40), Probability to happen: 50.63%
Provided Neymar starts, Brazilain is a good value to get a goal at any time in the match. Back him to record an assist or two and have a pop at the goal more than once in the game.
PSG's Mauro Icardi is placed as the highest valued player at 1.7 to score any time in the game.
Idrissa Gueye to end the game with most tackles in the match.
Loic Remy is the highest placed player at 4.74 to score a goal for the visitors.
PSG team news: The biggest boost for PSG ahead of the grueling fixture period is that Neymar has been training for over a week, and could be considered here. The former Barcelona superstar has had an injury-hit season so far. He will be itching to get onto the pitch and start doing what he does the best.
That said, Marco Verratti, Thilo Kehrer and Ander Herrera are out of this game due to their respective injuries. Keylor Navas picked up a knock during the international break and may not be risked here due to PSG's impending clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Sergio Rico may be given the start in goal as a result. Kylian Mbappe is infected with an illness but is expected to be fine for this game.
Lille team news: Star striker Victor Osimhen is suspended for this game, that should see Loic Remy leading the lines for the visitors. In addition, former PSG star Timothy Weah has been ruled out with an injury, while Saad Agouzoul is also out of this game.
Jonathan Ikone picked up a knock while on duty with France U-21 during the international break, but has trained on the eve of the game and should be fine for the game. Jonathan Bamba has been infected with a fever and is a doubt to feature.
PSG: Rico / Navas (GK), Dagba, Silva, Diallo, Kurzawa, Marquinhos, Gueye, Sarabia, Draxler / Neymar, Di Maria, Icardi
Lille: Maignan (GK), Celik, Fonte, Gabriel, Mandava, Andre, Soumare, Ikone, Yazici, Araujo, Remy
As discussed above, the home team is a clear favorite to win the game here.