Winner at Clermont (0-5, video summary here) last weekend, PSG find the Parc des Princes against Montpellier this Saturday evening (9:00 p.m.) on the occasion of the second day of Ligue 1. For this match at home, Christophe Galtier, the coach of the Parisian club, will be able to count on a full group with the great return of Kylian Mbappé, who missed the first two official meetings of the season.
According to L’Équipe, PSG will present themselves in a 3-4-1-2 with Gianluigi Donnarumma in the cages, protected by a three-man defense composed of Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe, from right to left, so that Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes will evolve in the corridors, in a role of piston. In the midfield, Marco Verratti and Vitinha will try to regulate the game while Lionel Messi is expected in the position of number 10. Finally, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar will occupy the offensive front.
The probable line-up of PSG according to L’Équipe : Donnarumma – Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe – Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Mendes – Messi – Mbappe, Neymar
Note that the regional daily Le Parisien is betting on the same starting lineup.
Savanier remains on a double
For its part, Montpellier remains on a very complicated second part of last season but managed to launch this new exercise well against Troyes (3-2) last weekend, with a double from Téji Savanier. For this trip to Paris, Olivier Dall’Oglio, the MHSC coach, will be deprived of Pedro Mendes, Sacha Delaye and Stephy Mavididi, all three injured.
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— MHSC (@MontpellierHSC) August 12, 2022
According to L’Équipe, Montpellier will present themselves in 4-2-3-1 with Jonas Omlin in the cages, protected by a four-player defense composed of Enzo Tchato, Falaye Sacko, Maxime Estève and Théo Sainte-Luce, from the right to left. In the midfield, Joris Chotard and Jordan Ferri will form the double pivot, while Téji Savanier will evolve a notch higher in the position of number 10. On the wings, Faitout Maouassa and Elye Wahi will try to shine Wahbi Khazri, expected at the point of the attack.
The probable line-up of Montpellier according to L’Équipe : Omlin – Tchato, Sacko, Estève, Sainte-Luce – Chotard, Ferri – Maouassa, Savanier, Wahi – Khazri
Note that the regional daily Le Midi Libre sees Montpellier rather present themselves against PSG with a defense of five players.
The probable composition of Montpellier according to Le Midi Libre : Omlin – Tchato, Sacko, Estève, Sakho, Sainte-Luce or Maouassa – Ferri, Chotard – Khazri, Savanier – Wahi
The PSG-Montpellier match will be broadcast at 9:00 p.m. on Canal+ Décalé but also to follow live on DailyMercato by clicking here.