With Neymar in the lineup, PSG are now more incisive and efficient. From now on they will create more scoring opportunities, and they should easily be able to cover the spread in many games (although it’s been a while since I’ve seen such low odds…).
Fullback Alves and midfielder Verratti are also very active in the attacking phase. Because they often advance, defending the right flank seems to be the only vulnerability for PSG.
Toulouse made a smart game last week against Montpellier and deserved to win all points (finished 1-0). They were very aggressive in the first half, took the lead, and in the second part focused mostly on killing the game.
Winger Durmaz scored his first goal this season. He is in excellent form, very active and inventive. His incursions on the left flank often lead to real scoring opportunities for Toulouse.
Toulouse can be very impressive in the attacking phase, not only because of Durmaz, but also thanks to skilled midfielder Machach, and also forward Delort who’s got killer instincts.
PSG will miss midfielder Luca, but welcome back Draxler after injury. Toulouse’s new forward Gradel (experienced and skilled player) will most probably make his first appearance for the club.
PSG can still win even if they concede one, or two, or even three. The battle Durmaz – Dani Alves will be key to PSG keeping a clean sheet. Since the Brazilian fullback is more focused on the attacking phase, I trust Toulouse to score. Toulouse to score at 2.25
PSG: Areola, Trapp – Alves, Berchiche, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Marquinhos, Meunier, Silva – Lo Celso, Nkunku, Pastore, Rabiot, Motta, Verratti – Cavani, Di Maria, Draxler, Neymar.
Toulouse: Goicoechea, Lafont – Amian, Diop, Jullien, Michelin, Moubandje – Blin, Bodiger, Cahuzac, Durmaz, Machach, Somalia, Sylla – Delort, Gradel, Jean, Toivonen, Sanogo