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PSG PSG Marquinhos (45+2, 90+1), Di María (79')
Ligue 1 Gameweek 15
Nov 28, 2021 KO: 12:00

Saint-Étienne - PSG

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Saint-Étienne
Referee: Jérôme Brisard
Bouanga 23'  
  45+2 Marquinhos
  79' Di María
  90+1 Marquinhos

Match preview

No Verratti, Wijnaldum or Herrera – How PSG will line up against Saint-Etienne

PSG will be without Marco Verratti and Gini Wijnaldum when they face Saint-Etienne, but they still have Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

Paris Saint-Germain will face Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday as they attempt to rebound from their chastening 2-1 midweek loss to Manchester City in the Champions League.

Although Kylian Mbappe gave PSG the lead in that encounter, they saw little of the ball and collapsed defensively after they lost Ander Herrera around the hour mark and were forced to replace him with the lumbering Danilo Perreira.

On top of that defeat, the Ligue 1 leaders are having to cope with persistent rumours that head coach Mauricio Pochettino will depart the club for Manchester United – a move that is most likely to take place in the summer.

There is some positive news, though, for PSG. Sergio Ramos could be available to finally make his debut for the club after arriving from Real Madrid in the summer. In the long term, this could see PSG move to a 3-4-3 formation, although he is unlikely to be fit to start this match, so the usual 4-2-3-1 should be retained.

Mbappe will, of course, lead the line, supported by a high-class trio of Lionel Messi, who scored his first Ligue 1 goal in a victory over Nantes last weekend, Neymar and Angel Di Maria.

The two central midfielders will give Pochettino greater cause for concern. Marco Verratti, Georginio Wijnaldum and Ander Herrera are all set to be ruled out because of injury, with the Spaniard tipped to miss out until Christmas with his issue.

Idrissa Gueye and Danilo are the obvious options to step into that sector, although academy player Eric Junior Dina Ebembe could also feature.

No overhaul of the defence is forecast, though Juan Bernat may be preferred to Nuno Mendes on the left to keep things fresh.

In goal, meanwhile, Keylor Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma have been rotated on a two-game basis, and if that pattern is maintained, the Italy goalkeeper will feature.

Possible PSG starting XI vs. Saint-Etienne

Match statistics

Saint-Étienne
Statistics
PSG
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
4
14
Draws
7
3
Losses
9
3
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
22
41
Goals Per Game
1.10
2.05
More > 2.5 Goals
11
13
More > 3 Goals
7
7
Scored First in a Match
5
12
Scored Both Halves
2
10
Won More > 1 Goal
0
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
35
22
Did Not Score
4
3
Both Teams Scored
14
13
Kept Clean Sheet
3
5
Won Without Conceding
2
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
607
787
Possession
46
59
Passes
392
604
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
12
Shots on Target
4.25
4.30
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.18
Crosses
19
12
Offsides
2.12
2.50
Penalties
0.15
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.15
0.25
Tackles Won
-
7.73
Clearances
22
15
Interceptions
12
7.87
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
15
7.00
Total Shots Conceded
13
13
Shots on Target Conceded
4.50
4.25
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.15
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
9.60
Yellow Cards
1.90
1.95
Red Cards
0.10
0.10

Injuries

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