May 24, 2022

PSG-Montpellier: the probable lines

After a success snatched from Metz (1-2, the video summary here) last Wednesday, PSG returns to the Parc des Princes this Saturday evening (9:00 p.m.) on the occasion of the reception of Montpellier on behalf of the eighth day of the League 1, a few days before hosting Manchester City in the Champions League, this Tuesday, September 28 (9 p.m.).

For this match against the MHSC, Maurico Pochettino, the coach of the Parisian club, will be deprived of Lionel Messi, affected in the left knee, while Sergio Ramos and Ismaël Gharbi are still in the recovery phase. For his part, Marco Verratti, injured since the international break in early September, is also absent and “will resume training with the group on Sunday depending on the progress” specified the Parisian club in a medical press release published yesterday. Note that Juan Bernat and Layvin Kurzawa are no longer considered unavailable but should not appear in the PSG group for this meeting against Montpellier.

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 Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Thilo Kehrer and Abdou Diallo, from right to left . Expected in a sentry position, Leandro Paredes will be accompanied by Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye, positioned a notch higher in the midfield, while the offensive triplet will be as follows: Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar.

The probable composition of PSG according to L’Équipe : Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kehrer, Diallo – Herrera, Paredes, Gueye – Di Maria, Mbappé, Neymar

According to Le Parisien, Presnel Kimpembe will be the holder in the left axis of the central defense of PSG while Achraf Hakimi is in balance with Thilo Kehrer to start in the right lane.

The probable composition of PSG according to Le Parisien : Donnarumma – Hakimi (or Kehrer), Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo – Gueye, Paredes, Herrera – Di Maria, Mbappé, Neymar

For its part, Montpellier remains on two consecutive draws against Troyes (1-1) and Bordeaux (3-3) before reaching the French capital. For this shock against PSG, Olivier Dall’Oglio, the coach of the Montpellier club, will not be able to count on Pedro Mendes and Thibault Tamas, injured, while Mamadou Sakho and Ambroise Oyongo are in the recovery phase.

According to L’Équipe, Montpellier will appear in 3-4-1-2 with Jonas Omlin in the cages, protected by a three-player defense made up of Arnaud Souquet, Matheus Thuler and Maxime Estève, from right to left. Junior Sambia, right, and Mihailo Ristic, left, will take their places in the lanes, while Jordan Ferri and Joris Chotard will play in the midfield. Aligned in the position of playmaker, Téji Savanier will try to serve Valère Germain and Stephy Mavididi, expected on the front of the attack.

The probable composition of Montpellier according to L’Équipe : Omlin – Souquet, Thuler, Estève – Sambia, Ferri, Chotard, Ristic – Savanier – Germain, Mavididi

According to Midi Libre, the MHSC will rather evolve in its usual 4-2-3-1 with Nicolas Cozza in the left lane and Junior Sambia as the right winger.

The probable composition of Montpellier according to Midi Libre : Omlin – Souquet, Thuler, Estève, Cozza – Ferri, Chotard – Sambia, Savanier, Mavididi – Germain