On Saturday, August 14, in Paris at the Parc des Princes arena, the match of the 2nd round of the French Ligue 1 will take place, in which the capital PSG will host Strasbourg. The starting whistle for the match will sound at 22:00 Kyiv time.
The team of Mauricio Pochettino, following the results of the previous French championship, lost the championship title, which they had held for the previous three seasons. Desiring to become the best in Ligue 1 again, as well as to achieve significant achievements in Europe, PSG actively worked in the transfer market in the summer. The club has signed free agents Sergio Ramos, Gianliugi Donnarumma, Giorginio Wijnaldum and Lionel Messi. In addition, Ashraf Hakimi and Danilo Pereira were bought.
It turns out that at the moment the Argentinean mentor Parisians have almost two equal squads. But this is only in theory. Messi is not yet ready for the season, Ramos is in the infirmary, participation in the match between Bernat and Gueye is in doubt. However, PSG has more than enough performers to replace all those who are absent.
As part of the summer training, the team held five sparring sessions. She beat Le Mans (4: 0), German Augsburg (2: 1) and Orleans (1: 0), and also drew twice – with Chambly (2: 2) and with Sevilla “(2: 2).
On the initiative of the season, PSG missed the opportunity to win the country’s Super Cup for the umpteenth time. In the match for the trophy, he lost 0: 1 to the reigning champion Lille. In the 1st round of the League of 1 season-2021/2022, Pochettino’s wards were able to take three points, beating Troyes, who returned to the elite, 2: 1.
In the final standings of the French Championship 2020/2021, Strasbourg is on the 15th position. In 34 games, he scored 42 points (11 wins, 9 draws, 18 losses). This turned out to be only two points more than Nantes, which topped the top three losers who went to Ligue 2.
Preparing for the new campaign, Julien Stefan’s charges took part in six test matches. They lost in three meetings (Basel Switzerland – 0: 1, Sion Switzerland – 0: 1, Freiburg Germany – 1: 2), once they were content with a draw (Young Boys Switzerland – 2: 2) and won twice (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany – 2: 1, Freiburg Germany – 2: 1).
Strasbourg started the new championship of France with a home match against Angers, and could not do anything about the victorious mood of the guests – 0: 2.
We believe that PSG will win this match. Our bet will be the position – W1 with the odds of 1.21 on 1xbet line.
PSG: Navas – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Abdu Diallo, Veinaldum, Gueye, Verratti, Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe.
Strasbourg: Sells – Phila, Perrin, Jiku, Kasi, Waris, Bellegarde, Lienard, Thomasson, Ajork, Habib Diallo.