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Paris Saint-Germain v Angers SCO, Match Predictions



In a routine Ligue 1 midweek action, PSG Vs Angers SCO. It’s a tale of the best against the worst, as Paris Saint-Germain tops the league with 44 points from 17 games, while Angers SCO is the last team in the league with 8 points.

Angers are going through one of the worst times in their club history as they are deep into the relegation zone and seven points behind safety. It’s going to be tough getting them out of the relegation zone with how the team plays. Paris Saint Germain, meanwhile, is the best team in the league.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Latest News

In their last league outing, Paris Saint-Germain was without Lionel Messi and Neymar, who were unable to play due to World Cup rest and red card suspension, respectively. Kylian Mbappe was expected to step up, having previously saved the team against Strasbourg with a late goal. Instead, Lens won the game by scoring three goals to one, reigniting the Ligue 1 title battle and sending a message to PSG. Their latest outing was a Cup game against Chateauroux, which PSG won 3-1

Lionel Messi Returns

After leading Argentina to a World Cup victory in Qatar and scoring twice in a chaotic final on December 18, Messi enjoyed a lengthy holiday back home. On Wednesday, the PSG players presented him with a guard of honor when he returned to training. World Cup Winner Lionel Messi has missed a number of games since the return of domestic football; now, he is set for his return.

The Argentine is back to club duties as PSG needs him more than ever, especially after their abysmal performance without him in their last league outing. Although he was not fit to play in their previous cup outing, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is now ready for action in this midweek encounter. 

Latest Transfer Rumors

  • According to reports, Paris Saint-Germain is open to Neymar’s bids and prepared to sell him if the right one comes up. They are doing this mostly due to the Brazilians’ pay. Any club considering signing the Brazilian must consider his rumored weekly salary of £606,000. The French club has reduced its asking price to roughly €50 million, which would pique the interest of Premier League teams like Newcastle, Chelsea, and Manchester City.
  • To strengthen their fullback positions, PSG is currently in the lead in the race to recruit Ferland Mendy from Real Madrid, who is currently out of favor. Real Madrid, who are eager to sell Mendy for €50M since they no longer rate him, is more than happy to accept PSG’s offer. According to the article, PSG must contend with Manchester City, who hasn’t given up on the French defender Pep Guardiola believes would make the ideal partner for Joao Cancelo. 

Angers SCO’s Latest News

Angers is a team simply going down the drain. They battle with relegation, and hopes of things getting better anytime soon might be a difficult dream to sell. Angers, in their last league outing, played against Lorient and lost by two goals to one. Despite scoring first, the Angers scored an own goal while Lorient scored two minutes to stoppage time to clinch the win. Angers won their cup outing via penalties.

Angers’ Change In Head Coach 

This season, Angers are having serious issues. During the World Cup break, they switched coaches. Nevertheless, Abdelaziz Bouhazama, the new head coach, has been winless through the first two league games. Angers won for the first time under Bouhazama on Friday, but it was in the cup and required penalties.

Latest Transfer Rumors

  • Star midfielder Azzedine Ounahi of Angers is expected to join Napoli. One of Morocco’s standout players throughout their run to a historic World Cup semi-final was Ounahi. Alongside Sofyan Amrabat and Selim Amallah, he played in an advanced midfield three, where his tenacity, vision, and link-up play helped Morocco dismantle their opponents. His absence from the Angers team during their most recent game indicated his impending departure from the club.
  • Nabil Bentaleb, a midfielder for Angers, has voiced a desire to return to Lille. The player admitted that although the timing could have been better, he had been in communication with the cub over the summer about a prospective move. Bentaleb, who has made 36 appearances for the Algerian team, will now be permitted to leave Ligue 1 underdogs Angers. According to reports, the club places Bentaleb’s worth between €7 and €10 million.

PSG Vs Angers: Match Details

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris, France

Match Predictions And Tips on PSG Vs Angers match

Paris Saint-Germain is the obvious favorite in this game. Losing their last outing has given them extra motivation in this game. Besides, they cannot afford to drop points again as Lorient, in second place, is closing up on them. PSG are playing literally the worst team in Ligue 1 this season, and it should be a walk in the park for them. However, the odds for PSG to win are meager as it stands at 1.13 (decimal) and -800 (American)

The best pick for this game is over 3.5 goals. PSG average almost three goals a game, and their last two games have seen more than three goals scored; that’s why we are backing this game to go in a similar fashion. The odds for over 3.5 goals stand at 1.67 (decimal) and -150 (American).

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