Our football match prediction:
Saturday's football game at Parc des Princes pits together Paris Saint-Germain and Metz, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the second half of the season. Les Parisiens aim to regain the domestic trophy, whilst les Grenats are desperate to secure yet another Ligue 1 survival. Despite the fact that Unai Emery's team were without Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe against Troyes at the weekend, they did well to beat the relegation strugglers at Stade de l'Aube, with the team moving one step closer to winning the domestic trophy. PSG have been impressive at home ground this season and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting line-up against Metz, we predict that the league leaders are going to extend their winning run in the French top flight to seven games. Les Grenats, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the Ligue 1 standings, meaning that they are unlikely to spoil PSG's party at Parc des Princes.
Highlighted Player (Marco Verratti):
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is the creative force of the French champions and a world-class professional even though he is only 23. Deemed one of the most talented Italian players of the new generation, Marco Verratti began his career in Pescara, his home town club, from which he was directly transferred to PSG much to surprise of the general football community. Technically gifted playmaker was snapped by Les Parisiens in 2012 in front of Napoli, Roma and Juventus in a five-year deal worth €12 million. Marco Verratti has since gone to become a key member for the French champions already surpassing the 100-game mark for PSG. The 23-year-old playmaker is a player of great vision and awareness, very calm and composed on the ball. His passing skills are impressive often compared to Italian legend Andrea Pirlo’s. Despite his diminutive figure Marco Verratti is not afraid to get in duels and participate in defence duties which make him an all-rounder and great influence in every segment of the play.
Highlighted Team (Metz):
Thanks to amalgamation of two amateur clubs Metz were founded in 1932 and soon they became a professional team. Les Grenats are one of the oldest professional teams in France, but they have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy. Metz finished the 1997/1998 season in second place in the standings and it has to be noted that they were level on points with champions Lens (worse goal difference). However, les Grenats won Coupe de France on two occasions (1983/1984, 1987/1988), with the team beating Monaco and Sochaux respectively in the title games. Emmanuel Adebayor is considered one of the most famous players who whore Metz jersey and you should know that the Togolese attacker scored 15 goals in 44 appearances in the league for the club. Metz play their home games at Stade Saint-Symphorien, the venue which was opened back in September, 1923. Les Grenats wear red shirts and white shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kits is white.