Our prediction for this match:
Nurnberg will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Rapid Wien when they take on PSG at Max-Morlock-Stadion in yet another pre-season friendly. The Bavarians failed to impress in their first warm-up game and given the number of high-profile players in the Ligue 1 side, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the underdogs. Les Parisiens, on the other hand, will be with one eye on a friendly with Inter when they face Nurnberg on Saturday evening and, no doubt, coach Thomas Tuchel is likely to mix the squad against the 2. Bundesliga club.
However, seeing that PSG have strength in depth, we are positive that the French champions will emerged triumphant in Saturday’s friendly without any difficulties. It has to be noted that Brazil superstar is banned after failing to turn up for the pre-season training.
Highlighted Player (Hanno Behrens):
Hanno Behrens is a German footballer who was born in Elmshorn (West Germany) on March 26, 1990. Behrens played for the likes of FC Elmshorn 1920 and Hamburger SV before making his senior debut with Hamburger SV II in 2008. After scoring seven goals in 79 appearances for die Rothosen, Behrens joined SV Darmstadt 98 in 2012.
The defensive midfielder was part of Darmstadt from 2012 to 2015, when he signed a contract with 1. FC Nurnberg. The German footballer has been playing for der Ruhmreiche ever since and it is important to note that he scored 15 goals in 36 appearances for the club in 2. Bundesliga in the 2017/2018 season. Hanno Behrens did well to score for Nurnberg in a 2-0 win over Sandhausen on May 6, 2018, which helped the Bavarian side clinch promotion to the German top flight.
However, despite establishing himself as one of 1. FC Nurnberg key players, Hanno Behrens has yet to make his debut for Germany national team.
Highlighted Team (PSG):
Formed by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain or as they call it PSG is the most successful club in French football with 31 domestic titles to their name. Having won six Ligue 1 title so far, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title, PSG are also one of only two French clubs to ever win a European title.
Les Parisiens were crowned UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup champions back in 1995-96, while their last European trophy was the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Beginning of the new millennium was particularly hard for the celebrated club who flirted with relegation in 2000s before they were bought by the Quatar Sports Investments group in 2011 when the rebirth of the Paris Saint-Germain as we know it today began.
Following heavy squad investments and team boosting, PSG won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost singlehandedly leading his side towards the trophy with 30 goals. Having established domestic dominance, PSG now set their sights on winning the Champions League which remains an elusive dream for the club from Paris.