PSG vs Montpellier Prediction & Match Preview

PSG vs Montpellier Prediction & Match Preview

In Ligue 1 round 11, PSG is set to challenge Nice for the top spot in the standings at their home ground, Parc des Princes, as they welcome Montpellier.


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November 3, 202321:00Ligue 12023-20240'

The Parisians are striving for their fifth consecutive victory across all competitions, and they are expected to maintain their attack-oriented approach against La Paillade.

A player to keep a close eye on within the home team is the French superstar Kylian Mbappe, who recently scored two goals in a 3-2 triumph over Brest. Additionally, the young midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery is likely to retain his spot in the starting lineup after showcasing impressive performances.

Unfortunately, PSG will be without key players Marquinhos, Keylor Navas, Marco Asensio, Sergio Rico, and Nuno Mendes due to injuries.

On the other side, Montpellier secured a 3-0 victory against Toulouse in their last league match. However, their track record at Parc des Princes includes seven consecutive losses, making it a challenging visit to Paris. The away team is further hindered by the absence of Becir Omeragic and Arnaud Nordin due to injuries.

Team News:

PSG’s recent defensive lapses in their thrilling five-goal match with Brest can be partly attributed to the absence of Marquinhos, who was sidelined with a groin injury. However, there is hope for his swift return to the lineup this weekend. Nevertheless, Nuno Mendes (hamstring), Marco Asensio (foot), Sergio Rico (head trauma), Presnel Kimpembe (fitness), and Keylor Navas (back) remain unavailable. Additionally, left-back Layvin Kurzawa was absent in the previous game due to illness.

Marquinhos’s potential comeback would be a timely boost, especially since Danilo Pereira is currently nursing a hamstring issue. The champions might also consider bringing Manuel Ugarte and Randal Kolo Muani back into the starting eleven, despite their recent success.

Meanwhile, Montpellier’s head coach, Der Zakarian, shared that Joris Chotard’s substitution in the victory over Toulouse was due to muscle discomfort.

However, Chotard is expected to resume his role in the midfield after a week of regular training. Defender Maxime Esteve is likely to recover from calf cramps that limited his playing time in the previous match. Unfortunately, Becir Omeragic (foot) and Arnaud Nordin (hamstring) will be absent.