PSG vs AC Milan Prediction and Match Preview

PSG vs AC Milan Prediction and Match Preview

The spotlight turns to Parc des Princes as Paris Saint-Germain and Milan face off in a thrilling Champions League derby.

Les Parisiens are seeking their second victory in the competition, but Wednesday’s encounter promises to be a tough challenge for the home team.

Both Kolo Muani and Ousmane Dembele are expected to return to the starting lineup, while Warren Zaire-Emery, Marco Asensio, Sergio Rico, and Nuno Mendes will be absent due to injuries.

On the other hand, the Rossoneri have shared the points with Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund in their first two group matches. They would likely be content with securing one point from their clash at Parc des Princes.

Currently, both teams appear evenly matched, and all factors considered, we anticipate a draw in the “City of Lights.” Rade Krunic is expected to recover in time to face PSG, and Theo Hernandez is back after serving a Serie A suspension, along with their first-choice goalkeeper, Mike Maignan.

Team News:

While absent in Saturday’s 3-0 victory, Paris Saint-Germain’s quartet – Ousmane Dembele, Achraf Hakimi, Layvin Kurzawa, and Randal Kolo Muani – are set to make their return from suspension for the upcoming clash against Milan.

On the flip side, Presnel Kimpembe (Achilles) and Nuno Mendes (hamstring) are sidelined due to injuries, and Marco Asensio’s participation remains uncertain due to a foot problem.

Taking a central role in the host’s defensive lineup is Milan Skriniar, a former Inter defender, who boasts an impressive track record with 11 wins and only four losses in his previous encounters with Milan. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is facing his former club for the first time since departing.

Leading PSG’s front four is Kylian Mbappe, who has been a dominant force in the Champions League group stage since 2017-18, with 26 goals and 20 assists, averaging a goal contribution every 65 minutes.

For Milan, Marco Sportiello, Samu Chukwueze, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and the long-term absentee Ismael Bennacer are unavailable. However, first-choice goalkeeper Mike Maignan is returning following a Serie A suspension. Theo Hernandez, a fellow Frenchman and brother of PSG’s Lucas Hernandez, is expected to rejoin the starting lineup in Paris. Rade Krunic might be given a start in midfield after a cameo appearance against Juve.

Despite a goalless performance on Sunday, Milan is likely to retain their preferred attacking trio of Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud, and Christian Pulisic upfront.