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Preview: Clermont vs. Paris Saint-Germain - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash between Clermont and Paris Saint-Germain. This includes predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Paris Saint-Germain They will begin their defense of their Ligue 1 title with a trip to Stade Gabriel Montpier on Saturday. Clermont in Game Week 1.

Meanwhile, the hosts are gearing up for a second straight season of top-flight football after successfully staving off relegation last season.

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A welcome addition to big time, Clermont has been no stranger to shocking big teams in the 2021-22 season. Pascal Gastien He finished 17th and was able to secure another season of League One football for his team.

Undefeated after eight points from the first four games of the season, Clermont were rightfully moved to the bottom of the league, but still managed to score memorable victories in Lille, Rennes, Marseille and Nice. is ready.

Montpellier HSC, Rodez and Toulouse have already been beaten by Clermont dominance in pre-season friendlies, Les Ranciers have kept a clean sheet in all these matches, while Lens and Grenoble Foot are both on Gastien’s side. surpassed

Notably, his side has conceded at least one goal in its last 10 Ligue 1 matches at home, and PSG have already shown their authority in the French game. Christophe Galtier.

Christophe Galtier of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on 20 July 2022© Reuters

Gaultier didn’t need an early blot of Trophy des Champions failures in his notebook, as he’s trying to appease a trigger-satisfied Parisian board, but former Lille and Nice bosses , oversaw a convincing success against Coupe de France winner Nantes during the Super Cup showdown against Israel.

even when stopped Kylian Mbappe Les Parisiens, who had been watching helplessly, broke through Neymar (2), Lionel Messi and bold Sergio Ramos Buck heels – The veteran Spaniard clearly took inspiration from the Lioness hero Alessia Russo.

Winning the Trophy des Champions doesn’t guarantee a future in PSG’s hot seat, but Gaultier and Football Advisor Luis Campos Having won the 2020-21 Ligue 1 title, he’s looking to prove he’s here in the long run.

Defending the Ligue 1 title is a prerequisite for Gaultier, but the French player is rarely under pressure for eventual Champions League success.

PSG beat Clermont 6-1 at the Stade Gabriel-Montpheid last season and previously beat Les Lanciers 4-0 at the Parc des Princes.

Clermont’s preseason form:

Paris Saint-Germain form (all competitions):

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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Kylian Mbappe on May 21, 2022© Reuters

At this time, it is not reported that Clermont are addressing injury concerns, so Gastien should have a fully-fit squad at his disposal with no players missing on suspension.

Jeremy Bella After arriving from Birmingham City, he may need more time to get up to speed with his new teammates and fellow new arrivals. Maxim Gonalon When Komnen Andric You are likely to start doing this.

Mohammed Bayo, Salis Abdul Samet, Vital Nimba, Cedric Houtonge When Akim Zedaka With all moved to new pastures this summer, a new-look backline is brought to the host’s pitch.

As for PSG, Gaultier will welcome Mbappe with open arms after his suspension at the Coupe de France. Pablo Sarabia Dropped in the final third.

The reigning champion didn’t bring up any new injury concerns with that victory, and still hasn’t Julian Draxler He would not have been in contention for the start here, but due to a knee injury.

Gaultier has been lopsided in the three-man backline at PSG so far and there’s no reason to fix what’s not broken here. Marco Verratti When Vitinha.

Candidates for Clermont’s starting lineup:
Djoko; Zefan, Seydoux, Ogier, Borges. Gonalon, Magnin. Dossou, Berthomeir and Rashani.andric

Candidates for the start of Paris Saint-Germain:
Donnarumma; Ramos, Kimpembe, Marquinhos. Hakimi, Vitinha, Verratti, Mendez.Messi; Mbappe, Neymar

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We say: Clermont 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain

With so many important defensive names leaving Clermont during the current transfer window, expect the ruthless PSG attack to take a golden step this weekend.

A four-point win over Nantes without a reaction was the perfect start to Les Parisiens’ campaign. With a 5-star and 5-goal performance, you can imagine the capital side going one above the rest here.

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