PSG VS ST. ETIENNE
KICK OFF: Friday 14th Sept 2018 | 20:45 CET
Ligue 1 wk5 | Parc des Princes
The Champions quality is undoubted, but St Etienne will put up a fight
The visitors were almost victorious when these two sides met five months ago until they shot themselves in the foot through a 90th-minute own goal that levelled matters. Thomas Tuchel is enjoying his tenure in Paris, but this game presents a stern test.
This match could be seen as a warm-up for PSG ahead of a serious Champions League clash with Liverpool. Despite PSG having four straight wins in the league, the rate at which they’ve been conceding goals is concerning. Kylian Mbappe is unavailable for this encounter, having seen red in the last game. Neymar and Cavani should take part if fully fit from international duties.
St. Etienne have come unstuck in their last three games and expected to put up a resolute performance at the Parc des Princes. Les Verts were forced to share the spoils with Amiens, though a controversial VAR call ruled out their goal. The likes of Whabi Khazri and Ole Selnaes should feature after call-ups to their respective National teams.
PSG are leaking goals and St. Etienne can notch up a goal or two. Don’t be surprised if the visitors avoid defeat.
Key Match Facts
- PSG has not kept a clean sheet in their last three Ligue 1 matches.
- St. Etienne has lost only four games in the league out of 23 in 2018.