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PSG v Monaco: Team news, updates and predictions

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/04/2018

Paris Saint-Germain have the chance to clinch the Ligue 1 title in memorable style when they welcome Monaco to the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

Having won the league in three successive seasons, Les Parisiens were last year dethroned by Leonardo Jardim's team.

However, Monaco will not want to be the unwilling participants in a celebratory atmosphere in Paris and they will be doing everything they can to avoid defeat. 

 Unai Emery looks certain to be removed as PSG Manager at the end of the season for his failure to advance in the Champions League, though he will be desperate to leave his mark in Paris by lifting the Ligue 1 title.

Team News

Marco Verratti looks set to join long-term injury absentee Neymar on the sidelines after failing to recover from an adductor injury, although Dani Alves and Julian Draxler should be fit to play.

Stevan Jovetic, Diego Benaglio, Adama Traore and Pietro Pellegri are all facing fitness tests after missing last weekend's victory over Nantes.

Head to Head 

PSG have won five and drawn one of their last six meeting with Monaco in all competitions. However, Monaco are unbeaten on their last eight Ligue 1 trips to Paris, winning two and drawing the other six of those contests.

Recent Form

PSG have won four, draw one and lost one in their last six matches while Monaco won the six, draw one and lost one too from the same number games.

Manager Quotes

PSG coach Unai Emery  "Monaco's aim is to qualify for the Champions League, so we know this will be a very tough match. We can win the championship at home, in front of our fans. It's a great opportunity.

"We want to win and play well. Monaco are in good form, they haven't lost in 15 league matches. They have been very consistent, especially in recent months. We will try to win the league on Sunday quoted of the PGS official website.

Prediction: PSG 3-1 Monaco

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