Ligue 1: PSG vs Nice Live
PSG is set to host Nice today in a scintillating Ligue 1 clash at the Parc des Prince. PSG comes into this match with a good form while Nice comes with a lot of confidence. The center referee for this match is Clement Turpin.
Both teams are off to a solid start in the 2023-24 Ligue 1 campaign. Paris Saint-Germain, under the management of Luis Enrique, recently made headlines with a commanding 4-1 victory over Lyon. Kylian Mbappe’s brace and contributions from Achraf Hakimi and Marco Asensio secured their win. Despite a rocky beginning, the French Champions seems to have found their stride, scoring seven goals in their last two matches against Lens and Lyon.
However, they currently sit in second place in the league table, trailing behind early leaders Monaco. Monaco’s impressive 13-goal tally sets them apart, though Reims, Rennes, and Le Havre are also in the mix. Kylian Mbappe had a minor knee problem but is expected to be available for the match. Several other PSG players, including Marquinhos and Keylor Navas, must readjust to French time zones after international duties. Additionally, some players like Marco Verratti have moved to other clubs.
Nice, on the other hand, has been steadily accumulating points, securing three victories in their opening four matches. They recently triumphed over Strasbourg with goals from Youcef Atal and Terem Moffi. This result helped them avenge a loss to Strasbourg from last season.
Nice, too, is not without its injury concerns. Left-back Melvin Bard was injured in their recent victory, possibly opening the door for Romain Perraud to start. Khephren Thuram, Alexis Claude-Maurice, and Antoine Mendy are also nursing injuries.
In their recent encounters, the defending champions holds the upper hand. They secured a 2-1 victory over Nice at Parc des Princes in October 2022, followed by a 2-0 win at the Allianz Riviera in April of this year. However, Nice did manage to defeat PSG in a Coupe de France tie in January 2022, showing that they are capable of causing upsets.
Despite some injury concerns and international duties affecting key players, PSG is still considered the favorite in this matchup. However, Nice has shown resilience in away games, and Terem Moffi’s form could pose challenges for PSG’s defense. We predict a narrow win for PSG and we expect Nice to score in this encounter.