PSG vs Nice: All you need to know about this Ligue 1 fixture
The Parisians will be super motivated to return on the winning ways this Friday when they host Nice in the first game of the Matchday No 11 in Ligue 1. PSG will be looking to get back to winning after they scraped through Marseille with a last minute equaliser to draw the match.
Date: 27th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET/ 00:15 IST (Next day)
Venue: Parc Des Princes (Paris)
Telecast: Sony TEN 1, FOX Sports, beIN Sports
Livestream: Fubo TV, SONY LIV
Unai Emery’s men are still four points clear at the top of the standings and their title ambitions remain untouched as the team won eight and drew two of their opening ten outings.
PSG have been especially dominant at home where they have an impeccable record of six wins in six games in all competitions.
Edinson Cavani and Neymar Jr have already combined the total of 16 goals in the league competition so far.
PSG do have some players missing for the match against Nice. Thiago Motta is injured, while Neymar is suspended and both will not play on Friday night. Dani Alves and Thomas Meunier are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available for the match
The timing for the trip to the capital could have hardly been worse for The Eaglets who have lost four on the bounce in all competitions coming into the clash with the leaders.
Lucien Favre’s job is rumoured to be on the line and it is very hard to believe that he could potentially grab the salvation points against the strongest attacking side of the competition.
On the other side Nice also don’t have many missing players for the match. Wylan Cyprien, Mickael Le Bihan and Jean Michael Seri are injured and they can’t play against Paris SG. Mario Balotelli is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready for the match.
PSG: Areola; Yuri, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Alves; Pastore, Rabiot, Verratti; Draxler, Cavani, Mbappe
Nice: Cardinale; Souquet, Dante, Marchand, Jallet; Mendy, Walter; Saint-Maximin, Sneijder, Lees-Melou; Plea
PSG vs Nice: Head to head
Interestingly, Nice picked up four points from meetings with PSG in the last term of Ligue 1.
They have notched two goals in a 2-2 draw at Parc Des Princes winning the home fixture 3-1 at Allianz Riviera.
Paris generally lead the tie by seven wins ahead of their 38th encounter with The Eaglets.