Paris Saint-Germain kick start the defense of their Ligue 1 crown when they host Nimes in the league opener at Parc des Princes.
In truth, the Parisians are once again the clear favorites for the 2019-20 title, and it’s hard to see other than Thomas Tuchel’s team lifting the coveted title at the end of the season.
But like always, the owners and the fans will measure the success of the season by how far the team goes in the Champions League.
Nimes, on the other hand, know it will take even more from them to emulate the consistency of the 2018-19 campaign. For any team, irrespective of the league, finishing in top-10 in the very first season after the promotion is an outstanding achievement.
The fact that Nimes managed to achieve that last season puts even more pressure on manager Bernard Blaquart to make the team better.
The Ligue 1 match will be played between Paris Saint-Germain and Nimes at Parc des Princes, in Paris, France. The ground has a capacity of 47,929
The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Monday, August 12.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Paris Saint-Germain – L W D L W W
Nimes – D L D W D L
Paris Saint-Germain Team News:
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Paris Saint-Germain Probable XI:
Areola (GK), Kehrer, Silva, Marquinhos, Bernat, Sarabia, Gueye, Verratti, Di Maria, Cavani, Mbappe
Nimes FC Team News:
No missing player for Nimes.
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Nimes Probable XI:
Bernardoni (GK), Alakouch, Landre, Martinez, Miguel, Bobichon, Paquiez, Valls, Ferhat, Ripart, Philippoteaux
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Kylian Mbappe: At 20, he has achieved what many players can just dream of. And if you consider his age and the level he is playing these days, it’s breathtakingly unbelievable to think how much he can still improve. The very thought is haunting for every defender in the world.
Edinson Cavani: The Uruguayan is already a legend in this part of the footballing world. More often than not, the 32-year-old manages to touch the 20-goal mark every season in the league.
With his height and the aerial ability, the former Napoli hitman gives PSG’s attack a totally different dimension.
PSG vs NIM Dream11 potential winner:
PSG are at home and will start the match as favorites.