Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(33) 20 Goals 63 (88)
(24) 11 Assists 42 (64)
(6.5) 6.7 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
28.9 Average Age 30
183.4 Average Height (cm) 179.5
(0.7) 0.8 Shots pg 1.3 (1)
(50%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 48% (54%)
(0.8) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.9 (1.2)
(1.7) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Metz
PSG
Player Reason Status Rating
Kévin N'Doram Out 6.27
Manuel Cabit Out N/A
Farid Boulaya Doubtful 6.54
Opa Nguette Doubtful 6.36
Player Reason Status Rating
Sergio Ramos Out 6.78
Colin Dagba Out 6.43
Juan Bernat Out 6.69
Lionel Messi Out 7.77
Marco Verratti Doubtful 7.21
Layvin Kurzawa Doubtful N/A
Gianluigi Donnarumma Doubtful 6.69

Team News

Metz
PSG
  • Farid Boulaya and Opa Nguette are still lacking match fitness and won't feature here.
  • Thomas Delaine is likely to come in at left wing-back after not featuring in the derby last Friday.
  • Given Metz have had four days off, don't expect much more in the way of rotation from the hosts.
  • Lionel Messi has been ruled out here after picking up an injury against Lyon Sunday -- Neymar could play a central role in his absence.
  • Marco Verratti is back in training, but this match may come too soon for the Italian midfielder with the Champions League around the corner.
  • There are also doubts around Gianluigi Donnarumma, the goalkeeper having suffered a couple knocks on Sunday.

Prediction

  • Metz will have an advantage in terms of fixture congestion here, but it's doubtful that will be sufficient to overcome the leaders.
  • Even with a more challenging clash against Montpellier at the weekend and Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, Mbappé and company should have more than enough about them to handle the league's bottom side without Leo Messi.
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User Predictions

Comments (15)

 
  • Lucky PSG get a win .

  • Whose worse psg or barca ? Lol

  • @Rensen Troll

  • @Rensen both are sh*t

  • @Rensen united��

  • This team plays better without Messi. All games where he didn't play, PSG scored 4 goals (apart from first game of season). But in all games he did play, they only scored 1 (including last game, when it was 1-1 until they subbed him off). He is a deadweight in this team and is doing absolutely nothing to help them. Compare that to Ronaldo, who is a real game changer for Manchester United.

  • @uefalona you are absolutly right .. but not cause of messi being poor cause he's not sync with the team and the way they play . he's whole life was in barca playing with certain style .. now he need to adapte

  • @uefalona same energy end of the season haha messi 7ballan dor pending ...since poch took over PSG has struggled in every aspect

  • @uefalona relax, he's played 2 and a bit games. He's been a couple of inches away from scoring two great goals despite seemingly not being fully fit. It wouldn't be a surprise if he does take a little longer to settle than CR7, as he fills a very different niche (passer/creator/dribbler/goalscorer) than Ronaldo (out-and-out goalscorer). Messi is all about building chemistry and understanding with his teammates, which doesn't develop overnight, so to an extent I agree with you that he doesn't necessarily make them better...yet. Will be interesting to see what happens.

  • @jonejo34 don't feed the troll

  • Kylian Mbapsz to score

  • Poch has dropped Messi despite them saying he is injured.Poch and Messi had a huge bust up after he was subbed and refused to shake hands.

  • @Rensen stop doing drugs

  • @Rensen I doubt it, L'Equipe had already confirmed that Messi spent yesterday's training session in the treatment room. He was holding/rotating his knee just prior to being subbed, but felt he could carry on hence his reaction. The suggestion is, I think, that he already had the knock going into the Lyon game.

  • Metz - Paris SG 1:2(0:1)