Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(74) 54 Goals 20 (35)
(57) 30 Assists 15 (22)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
29.1 Average Age 28
183.5 Average Height (cm) 182.8
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(59%) 61% Aerial Duel Success 49% (48%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.8) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Blaise Matuidi Doubtful 6.85
Siaka Tiéné Out 6.62
Player Reason Status Rating
Yohann Pelé Out N/A
Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro Out 6.38
Mohamed Fofana Out 6.74
Cheikh M'Bengue Out 6.8
Aymen Abdennour Out 6.88

Team News

  • The signing of Brazilian left-back Maxwell could come too late for the former Barcelona defender to make the playing squad.
  • Ancelotti will likely continue with the Christmas tree formation. Three defensive midfielders with Pastore and Nene behind Kevin Gameiro.
  • Clement Chantome returned to training this week and could make the match day squad.
  • Emmanuel Riviere is still a doubt after being injured late last year. Umut Bulut finished the year well and should continue up front.
  • Toulouse will be without Cheikh M’Bengue, Aymen Abdennour and Mohamed Fofana as they are playing at the African Cup of Nations.

Prediction

  • A very interesting match-up for Carlo Ancelotti to start his Ligue 1 campaign. If the Christmas tree remains it will see an intriguing three on three battle in the midfield and two lone strikers probably becoming very frustrated.
  • With the players at his disposal there is no need for Ancelotti to play with three defensive midfielders, especially at home. Kevin Gameiro has lacked a partner all season, and that looks like continuing in 2012.
  • Alain Casanova deserves some plaudits for the way his side played in 2011 but it wasn't perfect. Defensively the team is well drilled and disciplined but at times they lack ideas going forward.
  • No doubt a tough test for PSG in the Parc des Princes, the capital club should have enough but Toulouse could cause a shock.
  • WHOSCORED.COM Predicts: PSG win 2-1
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Comments (5)

 
  • Nene's going to be the key player yet again for the leaders. The mainstay of the PSG side this season, his form at home has been incredible. Watch him and expect goals

  • Toulouse may have a few players out at the CAF, but if they can get control of the midfield they shoudl be able to control the game and maybe pinch a win from PSG

  • I think Menez might be in with a shout of starting this game

  • It'll be interesting to see if Maxwell makes an appearance tonight? He may even be in with a chance of starting.

  • Not the easaiest of matcvhes for Carlo to start on! But i think with the home-advantage, the league leaders will be able to win

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