Although they played in 10 for about 20 minutes, PSG easily won the game against Toulouse last round. They increased efforts after the red card and it was impossible for opponents to keep up, even if they were in numerical superiority. PSG scored 4 goals in 15 minutes and won without emotions (finished 6-2).
Neymar lost many balls and overall had a disappointing performance. But even when he doesn’t perform as expected, Neymar can still make the difference with a single pass or a shot, exactly like last round when he delivered 2 assists.
St Etienne didn’t have any problems last week against Amiens. Midfielders were extremely active and often tried to compensate for forwards lack of presence.
New forward Diony started in the lineup last round, but he was very shy and isolated. St Etienne continue to rely on wingers and midfielders for creating actions and converting them. Diony is a solid player, but it remains to be seen how long it will take for him to adapt at St Etienne.
Hosts will have to do without midfielder Verratti who is suspended.
We’ve seen last round that PSG don’t have problems in scoring goals when they fully focus on it. But still, odds are incredibly low and don’t really deserve any attention.
PSG: Areola, Trapp. – Dani Alves, Berchiche, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Kurzawa, Meunier. – Lo Celso, Nkunku, Thiago Motta, Pastore, Rabiot. – Guedes, Di Maria, Cavani, Draxler, Neymar.
Etienne: Ruffier, Maisonnial, Moulin – Theophile-Catherine, Lacroix, Gabriel Silva, Janko, Perrin, Pierre-Gabriel. – Pajot, Dabo, Diousse, Maiga, Selnaes, Hernani.- Diony, Tannane, Bamba, Hamouma, Beric.