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Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/02/2018

Paris Saint-Germain travels to the south of France as they take on Toulouse in the week 25 of the Ligue 1 encounter at Stadium de Toulouse on Saturday evening with Neymar returning to the side after he was given time off for his birthday.

The Parisians triumphed 6-2 at home to their opponent as Les Pitchouns sit 15th in the log table just one point above the drop zone.

Team News 

Toulouse midfielder Wergiton Somalia is out injured for Toulouse and will miss Saturday match due to the leg injury.

No other significant injury issues for Michael Debeve when they face the league leaders. Striker Yaya Sanogo is expected to lead the line for the home side.

PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is suspended while, midfielder Adrien Rabiot is out for a while due to the injury and German attacking midfielder Julian Draxler will also miss the trip due to the back injuries with Hatem Ben Arfa is still out injured for league leaders.

Thiago Motta is back into the squad and played nearly 15 minutes against Sochaux in the last round of the French Cup. However, Unai Emery might rest few key players for their Champions League clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Head to Head

PSG have dominated this fixture in recent years. The Paris side have won 16 of the last 19 meetings against Toulouse since 2010 in all competitions. The hosts on Saturday have won only once against the current league leaders during that period. However, the latest victory for Toulouse came last season when they defeated PSG by 2-0 at home.

Unai Emery’s team have already won against their counterparts this season by 6-2 at Parc des Princes. Neymar scored a brace in that match as Adrien Rabiot, Edinson Cavani, Javier Pastore, and Layvin Kurzawa scored one goal each for the home side.

Winger Max-Alain Gradel scored one for Michael Debeve’s side whereas Thiago Silva scored an own goal in the second half of the match. Midfielder Marco Verratti was sent off in the 69th minute for the second bookable challenge on Christopher Jullien.

Recent Form 

Les Pitchouns has won two, draw one and lost three from their last six matches, while Les Parisiens won five and lost only one from the same number games.

Toulouse vs PSG Lineup (Predicted XI)

Toulouse Lineup (4-2-3-1) - Lafont (GK), Amian (RB), Yago (CB), Diop (CB), Sylla (LB), Sangare (CM), Cahuzac (CM), Jean (RW), Imbula (CAM), Gradel (LW), Sanogo (CF)

PSG Lineup (4-3-3) - Areola (GK), Meunier (RB), Marquinhos (CB), Kimpembe (CB), Kurzawa (LB), Verratti (CM), Diarra(CM), Pastore (CM), Di Maria (RF), Mbappe (CF), Neymar(LF)

 

Prediction: Toulouse 1-3 PSG
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