Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Following a 3-0 win at Angers, PSG will look to clinch their eight Ligue 1 title in ten years when they host Lens to their Parc des Princes. Les Parisiens failed to impress in the Champions League playoffs, but they are enjoying a very successful domestic campaign. Mauricio Pochettino’s troops are one point away from regaining the Ligue 1 trophy, but they will surely stick to their attacking style of play. Brazil superstar is back from suspension, while Leo Messi misses out with an Achilles tendon injury.
A man to watch in the home team will be Kylian Mbappe, who scored his 22nd goal of the process in the midweek triumph. Lens, on the other hand, did well to beat Montpellier 2-0 on Wednesday evening, with the team keeping their Champions League hopes alive. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards in Paris as both sides would be happy with one point from the match. Massadio Haidara is back from suspension, while both Facundo Medina and Gael Kakuta should miss out with injuries.
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 (Lens):
Based in the Pas-De-Calais department, Lens is a French club that plays home games at Stade Bollaert-Delelis. The Sang et Or are well known for their red shirts with yellow stripes, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
The club was founded back in 1906 and the Sang et Or originally played in green and black shirts. Speaking of their home ground, Stade Bollaert-Delelis can hold up to 38,058 spectators. The venue was opened back in 1933, and renovated during the 2014/15 season. Lens did well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in the 1997/98 season, with the team finishing the process level on points with second-place Metz.
As a result, the Sang et Or represented France in the Champions League group stages the following season. The club’s biggest European success came in the 1999/00 season when they made it to the UEFA Cup semis. Lens have won two Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well.