The two clubs face-off in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday
The UEFA Champions League is back. The 2022-23 Champions League season is set to get underway from tomorrow. Just like the league season. the Champions League schedule has been cut short due to the 2022 Qatar World Cup in December.
PSG take on Juventus on the opening night of the 2022-23 Champions League season, PSG sacked Mauricio Pochettino at the start of the season and are under the new leadership of Christophe Galtier. The club have done smart business and have bought in Hugo Ekitike, Fabián Ruiz, Renato Sanches, Nordi Mukiele and Vitinha. While Juventus have also made a couple of smart signings. Paul Pogba and Ángel Di María have joined the club on free transfers. The club have also signed Bremer, Filip Kostic and Leandro Paredes.
Paris Saint-Germain form (all competitions): W W D W W
Juventus form (all competitions): W D D W D
Injury and Team News
PSG have everyone fit bar young right back Timothee Pembele. Sergio Ramos, Neymar, Nuno Mendes and Renato Sanches all came off the bench in the win over Nantes last time around and will be looking to walk back into the starting lineup for the Champions League opening game. Keylor Navas is also likely to start ahead of Gianluigi Donnarumma.
While Juventus on the other hand, have a lot of injury issues. The club could be without the likes of Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Wojciech Szczesny, Marley Ake, Kaio Jorge and Federico Chiesa ahead of the clash. Mattia Perin will likely keep his place in goal, with Leonardo Bonucci returning to the heart of the defence.
Players To Watch
The Brazilian has had his critics over the years. But, the PSG star has started the 2022-23 season in brilliant fashion. He has recorded nine goals and provided six assists in just seven Ligue 1 appearances this season. Neymar has made the difference for his side and could very well be the player Juventus’ defenders have to look out for.
Ángel Di María
Di María joined Juventus on a free transfer from PSG this summer. The Argentine winger makes his return to the Parc des Princes tomorrow. The last time Di Maria faced one his former sides in the Champions League, he dropped a Man of the Match performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford. He could be Juventus’ best bet at walking away with something from the clash.
Paris Saint-Germain predicted lineup:
Navas; Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe; Hakimi, Sanches, Verratti, Bernat; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar
Juventus predicted lineup:
Perin; Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer, Sandro; Locatelli, Paredes, McKennie; Di María, Vlahovic, Kostic
PSG Vs Juventus Prediction
PSG have started the season off in brilliant fashion and are looking stronger than ever. The star front three of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi are firing on all cylinders. While Juventus have a lot of injury issues and their squad already looks stretched to their maximum.
Prediction: PSG 3:1 Juventus