Lille vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Lille vs. Paris Saint-Germain Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

In a monumental encounter marking their 100th showdown across competitions, Lille welcomes Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Pierre-Mauroy for the closure of Ligue 1’s 16th matchday.

Match Preview

Lille, occupying fourth place, encountered a setback with a goalless draw against Clermont, highlighting their struggle against lower-ranked adversaries.

Despite this, they remain undefeated in their last 14 outings across competitions, showcasing defensive solidity with five consecutive clean sheets.

The team under Paulo Fonseca’s guidance boasts a stellar home record, securing the most points in Ligue 1 this year.

However, their recent history against PSG hasn’t been favorable, losing nine of their last 12 clashes.

PSG, sitting atop the league standings, continued their dominance with a 2-1 win over Nantes, maintaining an impressive unbeaten streak of ten games in Ligue 1. They possess the best away record in the league, having amassed the highest points tally on their travels.

The Parisians, known for their attacking prowess, lead Ligue 1 in goals scored and have dominated recent encounters against Lille, winning their last four meetings and demonstrating superiority with a total of 18 goals.

Form Guide

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Team News

Lille faces concerns with Tiago Djalo’s absence due to an ACL injury, while Lucas Chevalier remains a pivotal figure, securing nine clean sheets in Ligue 1.

However, Ivan Cavaleiro’s potential return from a thigh issue could bolster their attacking options.

PSG contends with suspensions and injuries, missing Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Rico, while Keylor Navas and Fabian Ruiz continue their recovery process.

Despite this, Kylian Mbappe, the top scorer in Ligue 1, remains a potent threat.

Possible Lineups

Lille Possible Starting Lineup: (4-2-3-1)

Chevalier;

Santos, Yoro, Alexsandro, Ismaily;

Bentaleb, Andre;

Zhegrova, Gomes, Yazici;

David

PSG Possible Starting Lineup: (4-3-3)

Tenas;

Hakimi, Marquinhos, Pereira, Hernandez;

Soler, Ugarte, Vitinha;

Dembele, Mbappe, Barcola

Prediction: Lille 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain

While Lille has displayed defensive resilience, PSG’s formidable attacking prowess and recent dominance in their head-to-head encounters might prove decisive. Expect an intense clash, but PSG’s quality in the final third might secure them a narrow victory on Sunday.

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