Football AnalysisParis Saint-Germain vs Montpellier HSC.
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Following a 5-0 thrashing of Clermont on the first day of the season, Paris Saint-Germain will host Montpellier HSC in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Meanwhile, the visitors were also embroiled in a five-goal battle in game week one, narrowly defeating Troyes 3-2 on their home ground.

Team News

Paris St Germain

  • Paris Saint-Germain are still missing the injured Julian Draxler, who is recovering from a knee injury. Regardless, Galtier has no new concerns following the opening-day victory against Clermont.
  • Kylian Mbappe missed that game due to an adductor injury. But the 23-year-old, who also missed the Trophee des Champions victory against Nantes due to suspension, is now set to make his first appearance of the new season.
  • Nordi Mukiele, Renato Sanches, and Hugo Ekitike are all vying for their first Ligue 1 starts for the club this weekend. But Sanches is said to be nursing a knock and may be ruled out – the latest in a long run of injuries for the Portuguese midfielder.


  • Meanwhile, Montpellier will welcome back midfielder Jordan Ferri from suspension for the match against the champions. But neither Savanier nor Joris Chotard are expected to leave their positions in the center.
  • Dall’Oglio experienced the agony of crucial attacker Stephy Mavididi leaving the game after only 30 minutes due to a thigh injury, which could keep him out for several weeks.
  • Arnaud Nordin has fully recovered from groin pain and is ready to replace the Englishman on the left flank, although Sacha Delaye is definitely out, and centre-back Pedro Mendes is questionable due to a muscle ailment.

Possible Line-up

Paris Saint-Germain: Marquinhos, Ramos, Kimpembe, Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Mendes; Messi, Mbappe, and Neymar

Montpellier HSC: Omlin; Souquet, Esteve, Sakho, Sainte-Luce; Savanier, Chotard; Maouassa, Khazri, Nordin; Wahi;

Prediction Analysis

Losing a strong talent in Mavididi is not what Montpellier needed before facing the champions, who have now gone 16 months without a Ligue 1 defeat at the Parc des Princes.

Savanier and Elye Wahi can still represent a threat for La Paillade in the future, but we cannot see anything other than another spectacular triumph for PSG.

Our prediction is that PSG 3-0 in Montepellier.