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Angers vs PSG Prediction & Match Preview

Angers vs PSG
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 16th January 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Raymond Kopa.

As expected, PSG outplayed Brest 3-0 in their last league fixture, but despite the triumph they remained in the second place in the standings.

Les Parisiens are eager to overtake Olympique Lyon in top position in the standings, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Angers on Matchday 20.

Mauro Pochettino is surely capable of helping the team improve their game, and even though Neymar has yet to overcome his injury, PSG are seen as hot favourites to win Saturday’s clash.

Kylian Mbappe, who impressed in the 3-0 win over Brest, will be the man to watch in the away team.

Les Scoistes, on the other hand, were anything but impressive in a 3-0 loss to Monaco. Since les Parisiens are determined to regain top position in the standings, we believe that away win should be considered.

Both Zinedine Ould Khaled and Rachid Alioui have been tested positive for coronavirus, while Sofiane Boufal and Enzo Ebosse are both sidelined with injuries.

Angers vs PSG: Head to Head

Teams Angers PSG played so far 12 matches.
Angers won 0 direct matches. PSG won 11 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.42 goals per Match.

Angers vs PSG: Prediction

Angers in actual season average scored 1.48 goals per match. In 11 (78.57%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (42.86%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

PSG average scored 2.66 goals per match in season 2021. In 11 (84.62%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (61.54%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Angers could potentially be boosted by the return of former Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal for this tie, with the 27-year-old spending the last month on the sidelines with a thigh problem.

Boufal is certainly not expected to start here, but Moulin could opt to make a change on the left-hand side of the attack regardless as Mathias Pereira Lage is in line to replace Pierrick Capelle.

Stephane Bahoken is pushing for a recall having gone four games without a start, and Lassana Coulibaly could come back into the hosts' midfield alongside Thomas Mangani.

Pochettino has been able to welcome a host of players back from the PSG medical room since assuming office, but the visitors are still without COVID-positive trio Colin Dagba, Rafinha and Thilo Kehrer.

Neymar should certainly come back into the first XI this weekend, while Danilo Pereira and Presnel Kimpembe have both fully recovered from their respective injuries in a further boost to the champions.

However, Idrissa Gueye was nowhere to be seen on Wednesday after apparent stomach pains, but his ailment is not thought to be anything serious.

PSG announced on Friday that Pochettino has also returned a positive coronavirus test, so the Argentine will not be on the touchline for this one.

Angers possible starting lineup:
Bernardoni; Manceau, Traore, Thomas, Doumbia; Mangani, Coulibaly; Cabot, Fulgini, Lage; Bahoken

Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Pereira, Paredes, Verratti; Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar