Toulouse vs Paris Saint Germaine

Ligue 1, France

Toulouse’s relegation battle will undergo an acid test when they host PSG this Saturday. With just one point keeping them above the relegation zone,  a defeat would certainly see them fall back into the relegation zone unless all the teams below them too fail to garner even a single point from their respective fixtures. For table toppers PSG, it will be one last chance to prepare to big game against Real Madrid next week in the UEFA Champions League.

 

Match Details:

When: February 10, 04:00 PM Local time

Where: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse

 

Toulouse Team News:

  • Issa Diop should start here after missing the win at Nice through suspension.
  • Ibrahima Sangaré will miss out for an accumulation of bookings.
  • Look for Alexis Blin to get a rare start in midfield, especially if Mickael Debeve sticks to a 4-3-3.

Form (Recent first): W W L L D L

Last Result: (H) OGC Nice 0-1 Toulouse

 

Probable XI and Subs:

Lafont; Moubandje, Jullien, Diop, Amian; Imbula, Cahuzac, Blin; Gradel, Sanogo, Jean

Subs: Goicoechea, Durmaz, Mubele, Bodiger, and Toivonen

 

Squad:

GK: M. Vidal, Lafont, and Goicoechea

Defenders: Issa Diop, Jullien, Yago, Fortes, Moubandje, Amian, and Michelin

Midfielders: Imbula, Blin, Bodiger, Cahuzac, Sebban, Somalia, Sebban, Sylla, Sangaré, and Boisgard

Forwards: Gradel, Durmaz, Jean, Mubele, Delort, Toivonen, and Sanogo

 

Key Players:

Gradel and Imbula

 

Paris Saint Germain Team News:

  • With one eye on next week’s match against Real Madrid, Neymar was rested in midweek, but should return here.
  • Ángel Di María was brilliant again in midweek, and that could see Kylian Mbappé dropped to the bench.
  • Adrien Rabiot missed the win over Sochaux with injury and remains a doubt here.
  • Giovani Lo Celso should come back into midfield after being suspended for the Coupe de France.
  • Thiago Motta came off the bench in midweek in a return from injury, but is unlikely to start here.

Form (Recent first): W W W W W L

 

Last Result: PSG 4-1 Sochaux (H) French Cup, Round of 16

 

Probable XI and Subs:

Areola; Alves, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Verratti, Celso, Pastore; Di Maria, Cavani, Neymar

Subs: Trapp, Mbappe, Nkunku, Diarra, and Lucas

 

Squad:

GK: Trapp, Areola, and Sébastien Cibois

Defenders: Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Thomas Meunier, Yuri Berchiche, Layvin Kurzawa, and Dani Alves.

Midfielders: Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta, Angel Di Maria, Lassana Diarra, Giovani Lo Celso, Harem Ben Arfa, Christopher Nkunku, Julian Draxler, Adrien Rabiot, and Javier Pastore.

Forwards: Edinson Cavani, Neymar Jr, and Kylian Mbappe.

 

Key Players:

Neymar and Verratti

 

Match Prediction:

With 14/1 being the odds for a Toulouse, one can imagine how lopsided this game is expected to be. It is only a matter of how many goals PSG manage to score. With their last meeting ending in a 6-2 win for PSG against Toulouse, at least 3 goals can be expected from PSG. Our final scoreline prediction goes 4-1 victory for PSG.

TOU vs PSG Fantasy Team:

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