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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(79) 63 Goals 33 (48)
(55) 36 Assists 17 (34)
(6.9) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
33.6 Average Age 33.1
179.4 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(58%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 59% (57%)
(0.9) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.9 (1.1)
(1.2) 1.2 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

PSG
Montpellier
Player Reason Status Rating
Grzegorz Krychowiak Out 6.87
Layvin Kurzawa Out 7.26
Julian Draxler Out 7.19
Hatem Ben Arfa Out 6.53
Adrien Rabiot Doubtful 7.36
Player Reason Status Rating
Casimir Ninga Out 6.87
Jonathan Ligali Out N/A
Daniel Congré Out 6.65
Jonathan Ikoné Out 6.14

Team News

PSG
Montpellier
  • Thiago Silva should return to the starting XI after missing several matches through injury.
  • Serge Aurier is expected to replace Thomas Meunier at right back, as the Ivorian has been given more playing time of late.
  • Midfielder Adrien Rabiot was in the stands against Metz in midweek with a reported tibia injury; his status for this match remains a doubt.
  • With Thiago Motta having played 90 minutes against Metz, that could see Marco Verratti drop into defensive midfield, with youngster Christopher Nkunku deployed in his place.
  • Jonathan Ikoné, who has been superb since arriving in January, is ineligible due to the terms of his loan; Keagan Dolly should start in his stead on the left.
  • Daniel Congré will miss out through suspension; look for Lukas Pokorny to partner Hilton in central defense.

Prediction

  • This might have the look of a rout, but Montpellier were canny in handing PSG a 3-0 defeat in December, and are in good form, having won both of their last two matches 2-0.
  • PSG need to be wary of being caught looking ahead to their Coupe de France semi-final against Monaco in midweek; Montpellier's prowess on the break means they are the kind of side who could make things difficult for the hosts.
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