January 25, 2022

ASSE-PSG: the probable lines

19th in Ligue 1, ASSE remains on two consecutive victories against Clermont (3-2) and Troyes (0-1) before receiving PSG this Sunday (1:00 p.m.) at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium on the occasion of the 15th day of Ligue 1. For this shock of extremes, Claude Puel, the coach of Saint-Étienne, will be deprived of Gabriel Silva, Romain Hamouma, Yvan Neyou and Arnaud Nordin, all injured.

According to L’Équipe, ASSE will appear in 4-2-3-1 with Etienne Green in the cages, protected by a four-player defense made up of Yvann Maçon, Mickaël Nadé, Timothée Kolodziejczak and Miguel Trauco, from the right towards the left. In the midfield, Mahdi Camara and Aimen Moueffek will form the double pivot while Ryad Boudebouz is expected in a more offensive position, playmaker. On the wings, Denis Bouanga and Adil Aouchiche will try to make Wahbi Khazri shine, at the forefront of the Stéphane attack.

The probable composition of ASSE according to L’Équipe : Green – Mason, Nadé, Kolodziejczak, Trauco – Camara, Moueffek – Bouanga, Boudebouz, Aouchiche – Khazri

Note that the regional daily Le Progrès rather sees a 4-3-1-2 with Harold Moukoudi in central defense or Lucas Gourna-Douath as midfield sentry.

The probable composition of ASSE according to Le Progrès : Green – Mason, Moukoudi, Kolodziejczak, Trauco – Camara, Gourna-Douath, Moueffek – Boudebouz – Khazri, Bouanga

The French press divided on the composition of PSG

For its part, PSG conceded a setback against Manchester City (2-1) in the Champions League last Wednesday and will want to return to victory in order to widen the gap at the top of the French championship (the ranking here). For this trip to Forez, Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of the Parisian club, will not be able to count on Keylor Navas, suspended, while Marco Verratti, Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum, Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi are all injured.

According to L’Équipe, PSG will appear in 4-3-3 with Gianluigi Donnarumma in the cages, protected by a four-player defense made up of Thilo Kehrer, Marquinhos, Abdou Diallo and Juan Bernat, from right to left. In the midfield, Danilo Pereira is expected in sentry with Angel Di Maria in right torchbearer and Leandro Paredes in left torchbearer. Finally, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar will take charge of leading the offensive front.

The probable composition of PSG according to L’Équipe : Donnarumma – Kehrer, Marquinhos, Diallo, Bernat – Di Maria, Danilo, Paredes – Messi, Mbappé, Neymar

Note that the regional daily Le Parisien instead relies on a 4-2-3-1 with Achraf Hakimi as the right side, a doubt between Presnel Kimpembe and Sergio Ramos for the position of left central central defender and Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe in the double pivot.

The probable composition of PSG according to Le Parisien : Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe (or Ramos), Bernat – Paredes, Dina Ebimbe – Di Maria, Messi, Neymar – Mbappé

The ASSE-PSG match will be broadcast at 1:00 p.m. on Prime Video and Canal + Sport but also to be followed live with commentary on DailyMercato by clicking here.