Ligue 1 – Match-day 6: Nantes v Paris Saint-Germain

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This Saturday sees Nantes go head to head with PSG at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

PSG, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in first place and nine places above tenth placed Nantes, going into the clash.

Nantes have so far accrued six points in this season of the Ligue 1

With the memory of their last match, doubtless on their minds, a (1-1) draw against RC Strasburg, Nantes will be keen to improve on that result in this game.

Also, a draw statistic of three in five fixtures is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Antoine Kombouare’s men wishes for ultimately. They currently stand tenth in the League, with six points for a total of 1 wins, 1 losses and 3 draws having won one game, drawn three meetings, and lost one game.

Nantes have won one game and drawn one game of their two League matches at home this season.

A victory for Nantes would put them on 9 points.

Nantes’s squad will likely be depleted of four of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

Paris Saint-Germain will seek to retain their position at the top of the table, this fixture is no exception

The warning signs are there for Christophe Galtier going into this game, following a loss to Tolouse FC in their last game and a draw against AS Mónaco before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season, who sit comfortably withing the Champion’s League qualification zone. They are the current League leaders with 13 points, that is, 4 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won four games and drawn one game.

Playing away from home, PSG have won three games.

Paris Saint-Germain will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 16 points and keep their momentum going forward.

A solid defensive team

PSG have conceded four goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. PSG have one of the best goal scoring records in the League. So far, they have scored 21 goals (19 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Neymar (7), Kylian Mbappe (5), and Lionel Messi (3).

It is likely that two key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Christophe Galtier and his PSG team.

Nantes v Paris Saint-Germain – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels previous encounters between these two teams have tended to favour the visitor team when it comes to wins. PSG have recorded 34 victories and 10 draws. In addition, three of the past four fixtures between Nantes and PSG have resulted in a Nantes win. Their most recent encounter in this competition Nantes delivered a 4-0 home win.

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