Match Today: Paris Saint-Germain vs Toulouse 31-08-2022 French Ligue 1
French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain will be keen to get back on their winning ways when they travel to Toulouse on Wednesday night. Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain received a wake-up call at the weekend as Monaco drew 1-1 at Parc des Princes. They will now need to put their efforts together before a trip to the Stadio Municipal Stadium to take on French Ligue 2 champions Toulouse.
Christophe Galtier's side have been closer to a juggernaut in the past few weeks, and the setback at the weekend was the first time they have lost points this season. The three lacked up front, the much-vaunted Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, and a reaction against Toulouse would be expected. For their part, PSG are well positioned at the top and have already scored 18 goals. Toulouse's defense has been far from ideal this season and will need to be at its best to frustrate the Paris giants. Historically, PSG have been the best in the fight, winning 29 of 45 matches however Toulouse has enjoyed better luck of late and seven of the nine have come in Wins over Paris Saint-Germain in the last 21 matches.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Toulouse
Paris Saint-Germain enters the game as a candidate, and is expected to collect all three points. However, having suffered the first setback to the campaign, it will be interesting to see how Galtier's men respond. An interesting match is expected at Toulouse Municipal Stadium on Wednesday. The tough tackle now takes a look at how both sides can prepare for the night and the tactics they might use. Philippe Montagnier will be keen to avoid a deja vu situation and will be well served to use their early results as a starting point to ensure first-class survival.
They showed courage this season and took the game to their opponents. Unfortunately, seeing them out so far has proven to be a difficult task. PSG are the worst team they can face in terms of being sloppy, and Montagnier's men will face a proper challenge. They will be without Reese Healey, last season's Serie B Golden Boot winner, as he continues to recover from an ACL injury. Nathan Ngomo is also in doubt in the game thanks to a groin infection.
Toulouse vs Paris Saint-Germain
Toulouse has won only one of its last 20 matches against PSG. Toulouse has defeated defending champions only twice in the last 24 matches. PSG have lost four of their previous 11 away matches to newly promoted teams. Toulouse is currently running a 10-game winning streak at home in the French Ligue 1.
He is also unbeaten in his last 12 home matches in all competitions. Something to give him at night. Paris Saint-Germain scored 18 goals this season in the Ligue 1 and has the best attack. Meanwhile, Toulouse is fifth, having scored seven goals. Paris Saint-Germain has scored in its last 18 consecutive Ligue 1 matches. Meanwhile, Toulouse have scored in their previous nine matches in all competitions. Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes will take over as full-back, while Vitina will replace Renato Sanchez in the midfield. Marco Verratti should be a summer signing partner in the middle of the park and he will anchor the midfield, freeing Lionel Messi to add more charm to the pitch.
The latter, in particular, was guilty of missing out on many amazing opportunities. The duo will once again lead the line in Toulouse and come out with a point to prove.