Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
PSG will look to recover from a 3-1 loss to Monaco when they welcome Lille to their Parc des Princes in the Ligue 1 derby. Les Parisiens are not enjoying a season to remember, but they are still leading the chase for the domestic trophy. Since both Leo Messi and Kylian Mbappe are back to the starting XI, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders. Renato Sanches and Nordi Mukiele are sidelined with injuries, as well as Hakimi and Marquinhos, while fit-again centre-back Presnel Kimpembe is pushing for a start.
Meanwhile, les Dogues aim to build on back-to-back wins over Rennes (3-1) and Strasbourg (2-0), but PSG will pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. In the first half of the season PSG hammered Lille 7-1, and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. As for the visiting team, both Ismaily and Adam Ounas are sidelined with injuries, while Leny Yoro is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Neymar):
Neymar is a Brazilian football superstar who plays for PSG as a winger. The pacey footballer, who is capable of playing as a centre forward as well, is well known his creativity, passing and finishing. Neymar was born in Mogi das Cruzes on 5 February, 1992 and he began his senior career at Santos. After scoring 54 goals in 103 appearances for the Brazilian outfit, he joined Barcelona in 2013.
The Brazilian ace signed a five-year deal with the Catalan outfit and he has been playing for the La Liga giants ever since. Neymar the 2014/2015 Champions League trophy with Barcelona and that is considered his biggest success. It has to be noted that he clinched the FIFA Club World Cup trophy with Barca as well.
Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona star made his Brazil debut on 10 August, 2010 against USA and it has to be noted that he scored on his debut. In 2013 he won FIFA Confederations Cup with the Brazilian national team. Neymar was born on 5 February, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Lille):
Lille have been playing an important role in French football ever since they were founded in 1944. Les Dogues won their first domestic trophy in the 1945/1946 season.
Lille did well to win their second Ligue 1 title in 1954 and 57 years later they lifted their last domestic title. Les Douges finished the 2010/2011 season in top position in the standings, eight points clear of second-placed Olympique Marseille and it has to be noted that Lille attacker Moussa Sow won the Golden Boot (25 goals).
Lille are one of the two teams that managed to win three consecutive Coupe de France trophies (1946, 1947, 1948), but they have yet to clinch the Coupe de la Ligue title. Les Dogues faced PSG in the 2015/2016 Coupe de la Ligue trophy, but les Parisiens proved to be a big catch for Frederic Antonetti’s team in the title game.
Lille play their home matches at Stade Pierre-Mauroy and the capacity of the stadium is 50.186. The venue was opened in August, 2017 and the construction cost €282 million.