PSG out to maintain winning run as Ligue One rolls into match-day 7

December 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPSG have won all of their last 4 Ligue One matches. PHOTO/Courtesy)League one two-time defending champions PSG will be hoping to maintain their current winning run when they take on Reims on Wednesday night.After losing 2-1 to Rennes on Tuesday, the Parisians have gone on to win all of their next four games, scoring a total of 8 goals whilst conceding none.The last two victories have not come easily as PSG has required late goals to get the job done.Both goals have come through star-player Neymar Jr who netted a 92nd minute winner against Strasbourg before repeating the trick away to Lyon on Sunday by netting with two minutes of normal time to play.With Neymar slowly picking up form, Tomas Tuchel’s side has been impeccable at the back and all praises go to summer acquisition Keylor Navas in between the sticks.Navas was brought in via a swap deal that saw Alfonso Areola move to Madrid and what a stroke of good business this is turning out to be.The three time Champions League winner also added another clean sheet last Wednesday as he kept his former employers-Real out in PSG’s 3-0 win.Reims visit the capital in wanting form having accumulated just a point in their last two games.A 1-0 loss to Nantes was followed by a 0-0 draw at home to Monaco this past weekend.However, they have already won twice this campaign, stunning both Lille and Marseille 2-0.The victory against Marseille came away from home and it should act as inspiration to the visitors come Wednesday night.Reims lost both of last season’s match-ups with PSG including a 4-1 defeat in the reverse fixture.Going into the game, Marco Veratti has added his name on the list of players unavailable for PSG. The Italian will be suspended for the game after picking up another yellow card in the win over Lyon on Sunday.He joins the likes of Julian Draxler, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Thilo Kherer, Pablo Sarabia, Mauro Icardi and Colin Dagbo who are all injured. Icardi is the only one with a slight chance to feature and will be a subject of late fitness checks.For Reims, will go out in hope of an unlikely shock without the injured duo of Tristan Dingome and Kosovo international Arber Zineli.The French Ligue One match-day 6 starts on Tuesday with Dijon at home to Marseille while Monaco hosts Nice later.Marseille are coming off a 1-1 draw with Montpellier this past weekend and will be desperate to return to winning ways.The draw on Saturday ended Marseille’s three game winning run having earlier dispatched Nice, Saint Etienne and Monaco.Andre Villas-Boaz’s side have concerns of their own as the duo of Boubacar Kamara and Dimitri Payet were both sent off this past weekend, meaning they will be suspended on Tuesday. They now join the injured duo of Isaac Lijahdi and Florian Thauvin on the list of unavailables.Dijon on the other hand are already in danger as they are yet to win a game this season and start the day bottom of the pile with only a point from their first six games.Their last game saw them lose 1-2 at Nice despite taking a 22nd minute lead through Julio Tavares.In their past 8 meeting with Marseille, Dijon has managed only one victory and a draw, losing the other 6 encounters including the 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture last season.The other interesting fixture will see winless Monaco at home to Nice.Monaco occupy one of the last three slots on the log and pressure is starting to mount on head coach Leandro Jardim. The team needs to start winning games as soon as possible or Jardim may face a second sack in under a year, having been fired at the start of last season too.For Nice, they are currently sat in 3rd on the log after winning four of their first six games and will view the fixture as another chance to get all three points that will temporarily put them level on points with leaders PSG.All French Ligue one match-day 7 fixturesTuesday, 24-09-2019-Dijon vs Marseille @8pm-Monaco vs Nice @10pmWednesday, 25-09-2019-Brest vs Lyon @8pm-Nantes vs Rennes @8pm-Saint Etienne vs Metz @8pm-Montpellier vs Nimes @8pm-Toulouse vs Angers @8pm-Lille vs Strasbourg @8pm-Amiens vs Bordeaux @8pm-PSG vs Reims @10pmComments Tags: DijonFrench Ligue OneJulio TavaresLeandro JardimLyonMarseilleMonacoMontpellierNeymar JrPSGReimsSaint EtienneTomas Tucheltoplast_img



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