Twelfth-placed Angers will face PSG in the Ligue 1 this afternoon whose form lately has been quite poor, especially since the title was secured.
Date: 11th May 2019
Time: 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Raymond Kopa
Both sides will have nothing to play for with Angers at 45 points and already sure of their place in the top-flight next season while PSG were crowned champions of the French league almost three weeks ago.
Angers Team News
Pierrick Capelle is a doubt for the match while Butelle and Mangani should return for the home side.
Dans moins de 24h, les Scoïstes affronteront les Parisiens à Raymond Kopa. On vous attend demain à 17h au stade pour donner de la voix ! 🗣
— Angers SCO (@AngersSCO) May 10, 2019
Stéphane Moulin will be starting with Manceau and Capelle at right and left-back position respectively if the latter is fully recovered for the match. Thomas and Traore will be the two central defenders for Angers.
Santamaria is likely to be started at defensive midfielder position while Mangani and Reine-Adelaide will be the two central midfielders for Moulin’s side. Fulgini and Tait are expected to start on the wings.
Bahoken will lead the attack for Angers as the sole-strike of the team.
Predicted lineup (4-1-4-1)
Butelle; Manceau, Traore, Thomas, Capelle; Santamaria, Fulgini, Reine-Adelaide, Mangani, Tait; Bahoken
Paris Saint-Germain Team News
Kylian Mbappe will continue to serve a three-match ban after the red card in the Coupe de France final. PSG will be without Meunier, Thiago Silva and Thilo Kehrer.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 10, 2019
Buffon should get the nod and make it to the starting lineup for the Parisians with Bernat will start on the left and Dani Alves on the right. Marquinhos and Kimpembe will start at the heart of defence.
The midfield should be composed of Paredes and Verratti at a more defensive position with Di Maria, Neymar, and Draxler at a more advanced area of the pitch.
Cavani will lead the French Champions’ attacking line.
Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Buffon; Alves, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Bernat; Verratti, Paredes; Draxler, Neymar, Di Maria; Cavani
In their meeting earlier this season, PSG beat Angers 3-1 at the Parc des Princes. Angers are without a win against the club from the French capital in their last 7 matches. Angers have not scored when at home against PSG since 2011.
Angers’ form has actually been solid with just one loss in their past five games and their last league game ended in a 1-0 win over Bordeaux which was away from home. The club with a decent run until the end of the season could finish in the top 10.
PSG are champions but their season is ending in a nightmare for them. They have lost in the Coupe de France and have just 1 win in their past five games, their last match ended 1-1 in Paris against Nice.
Here’s how the two sides fared in the last five matches:
|Bordeaux 0-1 Angers (4/5)||PSG 1-1 Nice (4/5)|
|Angers 1-1 Reims (28/4)||Montpellier 3-2 PSG (30/4)|
|Lyon 2-1 Angers (19/4)||Rennes (P)2-2 PSG (27/4)|
|Caen 0-1 Angers (13/4)||PSG 3-1 Monaco (21/4)|
|Angers 3-3 Rennes (6/4)||Nantes 3-2 PSG (17/4)|
*Odds are subject to change