[pullquote]PSG should not have problems in this game, on the contrary it could end up badly for Troyes, as they can become PSG’s shooting range…[/pullquote]Maybe the biggest plus for PSG, of course besides Ibrahimovic, is the improvement of their defense.
Alex and Silva make a great central couple. There’s no word of comparison between hosts’ defense this season and past season. There’s even more stability given by the central midfielders, as most of them are concentrated mainly on preempting dangerous actions to be born. Midfielder Motta is still doubtful and in different circumstances he would have been missed, but not the way PSG looks now.
Although very young, Verratti caught the eye of many big teams and even got selected in the Italian national team. He’s very secure in his interventions and in spite his age he seems to be pretty experienced.
There’s not much need to describe PSG upfront, but still… Lavezzi got some form in the midweek in Champions League, by netting twice away at Dinamo Kiev. It was just what he needed for boosting his confidence after a somewhat shaky and filled with injury beginning of the season.
Menez may still be out due to injury but he won’t be missed as Nene is doing wonders, after warming the bench for most of the season so far. His playing appetite is skyrocketing and every time he touches the ball we should expect a miracle to happen.
Their opponent Troyes are punching above their weight at the moment. Somehow they managed to get decent results in the past few rounds. Upfront they can be competitive at this level, having Obbadi as their midfield brain and Nivet just under striker Marcos or Yattara.
These guys are experienced players, capable of speedy and dangerous actions. But sadly for them the defense doesn’t give them any assurance.
Defenders are confused most the time and don’t have any power of endurance. Their tackling skills are at a mediocre level and as a consequence Troyes will almost always concede. They are a small team, newcomers in this league and for them to rely only on counters made by 2 or 3 talented players is suicidal, especially when they do not posses the means to safely reject incoming actions.
PSG should not have problems in this game, on the contrary it could end up badly for Troyes, as they can become PSG’s shooting range…