The game between Nantes and PSG last round was surprisingly balanced and the final outcome may be a bit unjust (PSG won 2-0).
After 7 rounds in which they conceded at least 1 goal per game PSG finally managed to keep a clean sheet. It’s kind of a paradox, as when PSG fully dominate they end up conceding at least a goal and when the game is more balanced PSG keep a clean sheet.
Last week it was one of the rare times in which Pastore partnered Ibrahimovic upfront. Pastore is in excellent condition and he fully deserved a place in the lineup but his partnership with Ibrahimovic is not delivering.
Midfielder Matudi suffered a light knock last round but it’s nothing serious. Hosts should also welcome back keeper Sirigu after injury but will miss suspended fullback Van der Wiel.
Guingamp mildly controlled the game against Reims last week and deserved to take all points (won 2-0). They are now safe from relegation and except pleasing fans and growing the market value Guingamp don’t have any kind of motivation. Fortunately a game against PSG brings out the best in everyone and it’s the perfect opportunity for average players to get their 15 minutes of fame.
Guingamp’s forwards Mandanne and Beauvue are in excellent form (both of them scored again last round) and will surely do everything in their power to get their names on the scoresheet.
Guests will have to do without suspended winger Pied.
Just like one flower doesn’t bring spring a clean sheet alone doesn’t means PSG have a solid defense. Both to score at 2.25
UPDATE: Hosts will miss central defender Luiz.
PSG: Sirigu, Douchez – Aurier, Z.Camara, Thiago Silva, Digne, Marquinhos, Maxwell, Kimpembe – Cabaye, Matuidi, Pastore, Rabiot, Verratti – Cavani, Lavezzi, Lucas, Ibrahimovic
Guingamp: Lössl, Samassa – Sorbon, Kerbrat, Lemaître, Baca, Angoua, Jacobsen – Giresse, Sankharé, S.Marveaux, Mo.Diallo, Cardy, Dos Santos, Mathis – Beauvue, Mandanne, Salibur, Alioui