Toulouse made a smart game last round away at Rennes (won 3-0). The defense was surprisingly solid even if midfielder Didot suffered an injury early in the game and the support for defenders was considerably diminished afterwards.
Offensive midfielder Regattin was given a chance in order to vitalize what seemed to be a lethargic attacking phase. Regattin was omnipresent, made lots of efforts and delivered two assists that assured an easy win for Toulouse.
It was the first time young winger Tisserand started for Toulouse. He was very active on the right side and tried to compensate for the lack of chemistry with extra efforts.
Overall Toulouse looked good and now with increased confidence they will surely try to build on last week’s result.
In comparison to last week Toulouse may miss midfielder Didot who is doubtful at the moment.
PSG recorded their first away win of the season after a mediocre display (won 2-0 at Caen). Caen had their share of chances but in the end individual talent made a huge difference.
Although they’ve kept a clean sheet central defender David Luiz was often caught off guard. He just returned after injury and may need some time to pick up rythm.
Midfielders were way more active in trying to build actions than preventing opponents from creating. Things may change now seeing that defensive midfielder Verratti will return after suspension.
PSG will have a huge game next week in Champions League against Barcelona. They already played 2 consecutive midweek games so there shouldn’t be any doubts that their primary concern will be to avoid tiredness. This is why we may see some changes in the lineup.
First of all Lavezi will definitely sit out as he got out injured last round and secondly players like Bahebeck, Chantome, Aurier and Digne may feature from the 1st minute.
Even without Ibrahimovic and a couple of other players PSG still have huge quality on the flanks with Cavani and Lucas as wingers. Toulouse are a bit deficient in defending against actions carried on the sides and remains to be seen if hosts’ increased confidence and guests’ dispassionate attitude will make any difference.
UPDATE: Striker Braithwaite makes his comeback for hosts.
Toulouse: Vidal, Boucher – Grigore, Tisserand, Ninkov, Yago, Sylla, Akpa Akpro, Veskovac, Moubandjé – Aguilar, Sirieix, Trejo, Regattin, Doumbia – Pesic, Ben Yedder, Braithwaite
PSG: Douchez, Sirigu – Aurier, Z.Camara, David Luiz, Digne, Marquinhos, Maxwell, Van der Wiel – Cabaye, Chantôme, Matuidi, Verratti, Pastore, Thiago Motta – Bahebeck, Cavani, Lucas