Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Paris Saint-Germain and Angers face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash on Matchday 18. Les Parisiens quickly recovered from a 3-1 loss to Lens, with the team beating Chateauroux in the Coupe de France at the weekend, and the bookies see them as hot favourites to defeat les Scoistes at Parc des Princes. Leo Messi was rested in the French Cup, but the World Cup winner should be recalled to the starting XI against Angers, as well as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Achraf Hakimi is banned for the match, while all Renato Sanchez, Nuno Mendes, and Presnel Kimpembe miss out with injuries. Meanwhile, the visitors are stuck in the relegation zone with only eight points on their account, and given their nine-game losing run in the national championship, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. All Ibrahim Amadou, Yahia Fofana, Ali Kalla, and Ulrick Eneme-Ella are sidelined with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Kylian Mbappé):
Kylian Mbappe is a French footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a forward. The French rising star began his youth career at AS Bondy and in 2013 he moved to AS Monaco. After making 12 appearances for Monaco B, Kylian Mbappe made his debut for the senior team in 2015. Mbappe quickly established himself as a regular goalscorer, with the teenager finding the net 15 times in 29 appearances in the Ligue 1 in the 2016/2017 season.
In 2017 he moved to fellow French club PSG on loan, with the option of making the deal permanent. Kylian Mbappe scored 13 goals in 27 appearances for les Parisiens in the 2017/2018 and it has to be noted that Unai Emery’s troops eventually won the national championship.
Speaking of his international career, Mbappe played an important role for France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, with the pacey rising star scoring a brace in a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament. The PSG attacker was born in Paris on December 20, 1998.
Highlighted Team (Angers):
French Football Federation was founded in 1919, with French football club Angers being founded the same year. Les Scoistes returned to the French top flight at the end of the 2014/2015 season and they finished the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign in ninth place in the standings.
Angers were having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 season and, as a result, they finished 12th. Les Scoistes are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst the color of their away kits is white. Stade Raymond Kopa is the team’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 17.835.
The venues was opened back in 1912 and the stadium’s record attendance is 22.989 (April 26, 1969 vs. Olympique Marseille). Speaking of the club’s most notable players, we have to mention Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Vladica Kovacevic, Claudiu Keseru, Paul Alo’o, Amar Rouai and Cedric Daury. It has to be noted that the 2017/2018 season will be their 24th in the French top flight.