Paris Saint-Germain vs Nantes: Match preview, possible lineups and predictions

PSG vs Nantes match preview || Credit: Imago

Paris Saint-Germain vs Nantes: Match preview, possible lineups and predictions

Stephen Oladehinde 13:28 - 08.12.2023

An exciting Ligue 1 clash is on the horizon as Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) prepares to host Nantes at the Parc des Princes on December 9th, 2023. This match promises to be a thrilling encounter between two teams with contrasting recent forms.

Recent form

PSG: The reigning champions are on a formidable nine-game unbeaten streak in the league, with eight wins. Their last match saw them secure a 2-0 victory over Le Havre, despite an early red card for Gianluigi Donnarumma

Nantes: They have had a mixed season but managed to secure their first win in five games against Nice recently, thanks to Florent Mollet's goal

PSG players celebrating || Credit: Imago
PSG players celebrating || Credit: Imago

Possible lineups and key players

PSG: Key players include Kylian Mbappé and Vitinha. However, they will be without Gianluigi Donnarumma due to suspension, and several players like Keylor Navas, Sergio Rico, Nuno Mendes, and Presnel Kimpembe are sidelined due to injuries.

Nantes: Quentin Merlin is back in training and could be a key player, while Ignatius Ganago, Bastien Meupiyou, and Fabien Centonze remain sidelined

Historical Head-to-Head and rivalry

The two teams have faced each other 105 times, with PSG leading with 54 wins. Nantes has won 31 times, and 20 games ended in draws. 

PSG has the best attacking record in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 36 goals in 14 games, twice as many as Nantes.

Playing styles and tactics

- PSG: Known for their attacking prowess, PSG's style is characterized by quick, skillful play, focusing on utilizing their star forwards' abilities.

- Nantes:They tend to play a more conservative and structured game, relying on tight defense and counter-attacks.

Betting tips and predictions

Prediction:  PSG 3-1 Nantes

Betting Tips: 

  - PSG to win.

  - Over 2.5 goals in the match.

  - Kylian Mbappé to score or assist at any time

Conclusion and how to watch

PSG, with their current form and strong home record against Nantes, are the favorites to win. The match will be a showcase of PSG's attacking flair against Nantes' resilient defense. Fans can watch the game live at the scheduled time to witness this exciting Ligue 1 encounter.

Time and where to watch

The match time is 5:00pm WAT and for Nigerian viewers, it's best to check local sports channels for live coverage closer to the match, like SuperSports