PSG vs Clermont Preview
The PSG Vs Clermont Preview is online, as PSG welcomes Clermont as they being on the top position at the Parc des Princes for Saturday evening.
Christophe Galtier‘s team wrapped up their 11th top-flight crown in a 1-1 draw with Strasbourg last weekend, while their visitors are certain of a top-half finish in a campaign that has exceeded all expectations.
Lionel Messi opens the stroke of the hour mark was cancelled out by Kevin Gameiro after 20 minutes later, But the capitals giants only required a point from their final two fixtures to stave off the challenge of Lens and end of the season having the won the title. Lionel Messi leaves the PSG club as his contract ends by the June and joins Saudi Arabia club.
Despite delivering a duo Trophies to the Parc des Princes, Saturday’s affair is widely expected to be Galtier’s last in the Parisiens, as another Obligatory title triumph papers over the cracks of their champions league curse.
Success for PSG on Saturday would take 27 victories and 88 points for the Campaign a higher tally than Mauricio Pochettino achieved in the last two seasons and the champions most recent encounter thrashing Ajaccio with 5-0.
PSG on the other hand who has suffered defeat in the three matches of the five ligue 1 home ground matches and have not kept back-to-back sheets on their own ground.
Team News and Injury
Plenty of thoughts will be spared for PSG’s backup goalkeeper Sergio Rico this week, as the Spaniard remains in a “serious” condition in intensive care after sustaining a head injury during a horse riding accident.
Galtier will also be without his other known absentees in Neymar (ankle), Nordi Mukiele (hamstring), Nuno Mendes (thigh) and Presnel Kimpembe (Achilles), while Fabian Ruiz remains in the treatment room due to an adductor concern, which also forced Marquinhos to sit out their title-winning draw last weekend.
Whether Marquinhos can battle back from his problem in time for Saturday remains to be seen – the same goes for Hugo Ekitike and his tight hamstring, although both men have made the squad – while Achraf Hakimi is back from a ban and should demote Warren Zaire-Emery to the bench.
In contrast, Clermont’s medical team already have their feet up, as Gastien’s team have no injury concerns to report whatsoever for their final game of the season.
Straight after saving a penalty for the fourth time this season – thwarting Ibrahima Kone from 12 yards last weekend – Clermont goalkeeper Mory Diaw sparked the attack that led to Khaoui’s opener, and the 29-year-old will line up against his old club here, having spent eight years in the PSG academy between 2007 and 2015.
PSG vs Clermont Head-to-Head stats
PSG have an excellent record against Clermont Foot and have won all three matches that have been played between the two teams, with Clermont Foot failing to win a single point in this fixture.
PSG have scored an average of five goals per game against Clermont Foot in Ligue 1 – the highest such tally for a single team against another in the history of the competition.
PSG have won 27 matches in Ligue 1 so far this season – this tally has been surpassed on only four occasions in the history of the competition.
Clermont have picked up 56 points in Ligue 1 this season – the best tally for a team in the second season in the top flight since the 1987-88 season.
Clermont have found the back of the net in each of their last 10 matches – their longest such run in all competitions since 2018.
PSG vs Clermont Prediction
PSG have been deceiving in Ligue 1 but will be going good on the match against Clermont. Lionel Messi found the back against Strasbourg and will look to Replicate in the last match in a Parisian club.
Clermont foot have shown marked improvement over the course of the season and will look to amend their poor record against the reigning champions.