The Parisien club will travel to Stade de la Mosson to face La Paillade in search of a win after going winless in their previous two games.
Montpellier has struggled recently, picking up just one point in their last five games and currently sitting in 14th place in the Ligue 1. The club will face an impoverished PSG and has the possibility of turning their fortunes against them. However, overcoming a star-studded PSG will take a beating, but it will be the right moment to shift the path of their form.
PSG’s 1-1 draw has closed the gap for second-placed Lens, who are now only three points behind. The club has gone winless in their last two league games and would like to put an end to this sketchy run, and Montpellier could be a great opponent who is also undergoing a difficult run.
Kick-off: 1:30 am IST, 8 pm GMT
Montpellier form (all competition): W-L-L-L-W
PSG form (all competition): D-L-W-L-W
Players to watch
Savanier has played in central midfield, and his comprehension of the game and ball distribution has aided Montpellier’s transition. Despite being a central midfielder, the player has seven goals and one assist in 17 Ligue 1 games. His awareness and ability to fill gaps have been outstanding, and he will be a key figure for Montpellier against PSG.
Neymar has been a standout for PSG this season, contributing 22 goals in just 18 games, indicating that he is both a distributor and a goal-scorer. Although the trio struggled to form a unit following the World Cup, they will undoubtedly be ready to inflict damage once they find their form.
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Injury and team news
Wahi and Khazri will be absent as they serve their final game ban after being sent off against Nantes. Montpellier have no new injury concerns, but Jordan Ferri is unsure due to a bout of flu, and Pedro Mendes is unlikely to play due to a hamstring injury.
Nordi Mukiele and Presnel Kimpembe are still recovering, and Nuno Mendes, who later joined the squad in training, is not expected to start.
Montpellier (4-2-3-1): Lecomte; Tchato, Jullien, Esteve, Maouassa; Leroy, Chotard; Nordin, Savanier, Mavididi; Germain
PSG (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos, Bernat; Ruiz, Pereira, Sanches; Messi; Mbappe, Neymar
Montpellier will be looking to capitalise on PSG’s two-game winless streak in Ligue 1, while PSG will be searching for a satisfactory outcome after a terrible performance. PSG’s game against Montpellier has been a piece of cake, and they should win comfortably.
Prediction: Montpellier 1-3 PSG’
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