Match Today: Paris Saint-Germain vs Strasbourg 28-12-2022 French League
Paris Saint-Germain are heading towards another Ligue 1 title and will be looking to extend their lead when they take on strugglers Strasbourg in their next league match.
The French giants, who are hosting this match, are on 41 points, 30 ahead of their visitors before this encounter. From a possible 45 points in Ligue 1 this season, PSG are just four points behind and they remain unbeaten in the league. They haven't lost a Ligue 1 match in 30 matches. In their final match before heading into the World Cup, PSG beat Auxerre 5-0, securing their seventh successive victory. In Ligue 1, they have five consecutive wins and nine wins in their last 10 matches.
They certainly go into this tie looking three points, and it would be surprising if they didn't, especially after scoring two or more goals in each of their last four matches, and keeping three clean sheets in their last five league matches. They also have five consecutive home victories.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Strasbourg
Strasbourg, for their part, is in a serious crisis, having managed just one win in 15 Ligue 1 matches this season. They face a team with 12 more wins than them and expect to pick up three points that could potentially get them out of the relegation zone. Their only victory this season was against Angers, the team below them in the league standings, and their only friendly match during the World Cup window ended in a 1-0 loss to Feyenoord.
Strasbourg has not won its last five Ligue 1 matches, and in four of them, it has conceded two or more goals. They've scored more than one goal in three of their last four matches, and they'll want to continue this run going into this one. However, having conceded 11 in their last five away matches, they are first hoping they can tighten things up at the back.
The visitors will miss the services of defender Alex Dzeko, who is embroiled in sports betting allegations. Colin Dagba and Nordin Kandil were out of this match due to injuries.
Strasbourg vs Paris Saint-Germain
PSG have won each of their last seven matches. Paris Saint-Germain has five consecutive home victories in the league.
Paris Saint-Germain has three clean sheets in its last seven matches. Strasbourg have just one win in Ligue 1 this season. Strasbourg has conceded 11 goals in five away matches in Ligue 1. And while a number of players are expected to miss this fixture, the hosts will still be going strong. Lionel Messi will be getting some rest after winning the World Cup with Argentina, but Kylian Mbappe is back and he's going to be competitive.
Danilo Pereira, Nuno Mendes and Presnel Kimpembe are all off with injury but Achraf Hakimi is back after his World Cup experience with Morocco. PSG are clear favorites in this match and the only hurdle they may have to deal with here is the demolition of the defence-minded potential Strasbourg. They will miss Messi but they have the players to do so in Mbappe and Neymar.