In the 12th round of the French Championship, the leader of Paris Saint-Germain takes on the reigning champion Lille. Even last season, this match would have caused much more excitement, but in the current reality the teams are in different weight categories. The Parisians broke away from their pursuers, and Lille got stuck in the middle of the standings. In addition, PSG must have grown a big tooth on last year’s triumphant. All the attention of the fans to the Parc des Princes stadium.
Paris Saint-Germain (Paris)
The capital club has no worthy rivals in the championship this season. Only once did Paris Saint-Germain misfire, losing 0-2 to Rennes in the ninth round. At the same time, it must be said that the Parisians are good irritants for any team, and they try to show their best football. Three of the last six matches in the championship ended in a 2-1 victory for PSG, and never a major score was recorded during this period.
The match of the 10th round turned out to be especially stubborn. PSG played host to Angers, which had been in the lead for a long time, and only goals from Pereiro and Mbappe in the end of the match brought victory to the Parisians. In the previous round, Paris Saint-Germain visited Marseilles. Historically, the capital’s team is not the most welcome guest in this port city. Fights between Marseille and PSG are considered French classics and always take place in a bitter struggle. So it was this time, and despite the abundance of chances, the teams were never able to hit each other’s goal.
In general, the calendar of games in the second half of October and early November for the capital club is very busy. Here are the matches with Angers, Lille and Marseille in the championship, as well as the paired matches with RB Leipzig in the Champions League. In the first match against the German team, the Parisians managed to take the upper hand with a score of 3: 2. Given the club’s leadership in both tournaments, PSG are approaching the game against Lille in a good mood.
The triumphant of the last championship in the new season does not live up to expectations. However, very few hoped that the team would again be able to show a similar result with an even stronger PSG. While the “dogs” left a number of players, led by goalkeeper Mike Menyan, who moved to the Italian “Milan”. But Lille’s biggest loss is the departure of coach Christophe Galatier to Nice. It is he who is the main creator of the team’s victory in the 2020-2021 season. His “Nice” is now in third place, while the former team is in tenth.
In the 7th to 9th rounds, Lille managed to win three victories in a row and breathed hope into their fans, but then an inexplicable defeat followed by the debutant of the championship Clermont 0: 1. In the previous round, in the match with Brest at home, the Dogi lost points again, having played with the guests in a draw 1: 1.
The victory in the championship gave the right to take part in the group stage of the Champions League, but even here things are not going well for Lille. Only two points after three rounds: first a goalless home draw with Wolfsburg, then a 1: 2 away defeat to Salzburg, and in the last round at home, the Dogi again lost peace with Sevilla 0: 0.
Forecast for the match “Paris Saint-Germain” – “Lille”
The history of the opposition between the teams has 96 matches. A slight advantage on the side of Paris Saint-Germain, the team defeated their opponent 39 times, Lille prevailed in 32 matches and 25 matches ended in a draw. Interestingly, this is the fourth team fight this calendar year in three different tournaments. The dogs have won in the last two meetings, including the August match for the French Super Cup. Here are the results of the last five matches.
01/26/2020, Lille – PSG – 0: 2;
20.12.2020, Lille – PSG – 0: 0;
03/17/2021, PSG – Lille – 3: 0;
04/03/2021, PSG – Lille – 0: 1;
08/01/2021, Lille – PSG – 1: 0.
Bookmakers believe that you should not have any illusions about the winner in this match. 1xbet offers a coefficient of 1.30 for the victory of PSG; Upon preliminary consideration, everything is in favor of Paris Saint-Germain, so we bet on his victory with a one-goal advantage.