Paris Saint-Germain vs. Monaco

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Monaco Preview: Prediction, Team News, Lineups

The Parc des Princes will host a thrilling clash as Paris Saint-Germain welcomes Monaco for an exciting encounter as Ligue 1 resumes on Friday evening.

Match Preview:

Paris Saint-Germain recently claimed the top spot in Ligue 1 by defeating Reims 3-0, showcasing their prowess.

Monaco, managed by Adi Hutter, faced a stalemate with Le Havre in their previous match, ending in a goalless draw.

Following a setback in the Champions League with a 2-1 loss to AC Milan, PSG rebounded with a commanding 3-0 win over Reims.

Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick in that game underlined his impact and showcased PSG’s resurgence in form. They now lead Ligue 1 by a narrow margin, aiming to extend their winning streak.

Monaco’s away form has been wavering, with a 2-0 loss to Lille and a goalless draw against Le Havre.

Despite this, they maintain a stable third place in the league, trailing PSG by three points. Their recent clashes with the reigning champions have been closely contested, with Monaco displaying strength at Parc des Princes.

Team News:

PSG faces several injury concerns with Warren Zaire-Emery’s severe ankle injury sidelining him until the New Year.

Marco Asensio, Nuno Mendes, Presnel Kimpembe, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, and Keylor Navas are also nursing injuries.

However, the return of Achraf Hakimi and Randal Kolo Muani from suspension is a boost for the team.

Monaco will miss Youssouf Fofana due to a domestic ban. Injuries to Mohammed Salisu, Caio Henrique, Myron Boadu, and Eliesse Ben Seghir further affect their squad.

The late returns of Folarin Balogun, Takumi Minamino, and Guillermo Maripan from international duty pose fitness concerns.

Possible Lineups:

Paris Saint-Germain:(4-3-3)

Donnarumma;

Hakimi, Mukiele, Skriniar, L. Hernandez;

Ruiz, Vitinha, Soler;

Dembele, Kolo Muani, Mbappe

Monaco:(3-4-2-1)

Kohn;

Singo, Magassa, Matsima;

Vanderson, Camara, Zakaria, Jakobs;

Akliouche, Golovin;

Ben Yedder

Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Monaco

Despite PSG’s midfield absences and Monaco’s injury concerns, the hosts’ strong performances at Parc des Princes coupled with Monaco’s recent away struggles may lead to a PSG victory.

Expect PSG to clinch a professional win and solidify their position at the top of the table.

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