Ligue 1 – Paris Saint-Germain to face Auxerre on Match-day 15
League Leaders PSG are keen to use home advantage, as they take on Auxerre at the Parc des Princes on Sunday – Kick-off 1:00pm GMT.
Leaders PSG are currently 14 places higher than their rivals Auxerre, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and fifteenth positions respectively.
To retain first position in the Ligue 1 is Paris Saint-Germain’s target this week
PSG must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to FC Lorient at the Stade Yves Allainmat.
Also, League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured 12 victories in their last 14 meetings is astonishing this season, worthy of Champion’s League qualification. With 38 points (12W – 0L and 2D), they currently sit top of the League having won 12 matches and drawn two fixtures.
PSG will welcome Auxerre to the Parc des Princes, safe in the knowledge that their home record this season is outstanding. This is further strengthened by their good home results, as they have won five fixtures and drawn one game in the sixfixtures they’ve played so far this season.
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 41 points and keep their momentum going forward.
A solid defensive team
So far, PSG’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded nine goals. PSG’s goal scoring stats this season are among the best in the League (38). Their stand out attacking players have been Kylian Mbappe (11), Neymar (11), and Lionel Messi (7).
Going into Sunday’s game, Christophe Galtier without four of his players, due to illness or injury.
Auxerre’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 13 points, going into this game
Auxerre will be hoping for a win, following a disappointing 1-1 away draw against Troyes in their last game.
Also, suffering six losses in 10 games is a terrible run of form for any club, Christophe Pelissier’s Auxerre will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. With 13 points, they currently sit fifteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 7 losses and 4 draws having won three meetings, drawn four matches, and lost seven fixtures.
With a poor record on the road, which amounts to one win, one draw, and five losse, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Auxerre as they travel once more.
A win in this fixture, would take Auxerre’s points from 13 to 16, so far this season.
Christophe Pelissier could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.
Paris Saint-Germain v Auxerre – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the balance of wins from their previous 43 meetings between these two is in favour of PSG, with 19 wins and 13 draws. Further, the two sides have drawn in three of their last four matches encounters. May 2015 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Auxerre took all three points winning 0-1 away.
For PSG, Kylian Mbappe is one of the top performing players after having scored11 goals in 14 League fixtures this season, while Nuno Da Costa contributed withtwo goals in 14 League fixtures this campaign for Auxerre.
Other standout players for PSG are Neymar and Lionel Messi with 11 goals and seven goals respectively and for Auxerre are Nuno Da Costa and Gaetan Perrin with two goals both.