Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
All eyes will be on Parc des Princes when Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco go head to head in the Ligue 1 derby on Friday evening. Les Parisiens are eyeing their sixth consecutive league win, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Kylian Mbappe, who scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Reims at the weekend, while all Warren Zaire-Emery, Danilo Pereira, Keylor Navas, Marco Asensio, Sergio Rico, and Nuno Mendes remain in the recovery room.
Les Rouges et Blancs, on the other hand, dropped two points in a goalless draw with Le Havre before the international break and given PSG’s brilliant form in the French top flight, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Youssouf Fofana is banned for the match, while all Myron Boadu, Eliesse Ben Seghir, Caio Henrique, and Mohammed Salisu 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 (Monaco):
Though based in Monaco, Les Rouges et Blances – as they are commonly referred to – play their games in the French football league system. Members of the top tier Ligue 1, Monaco play their home matches at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille in front of 18,500 people. The Principality club boasts a turbulent history, which saw Monaco reach the highest heights of both domestic and international scene, but also get relegated to the amateur leagues at the very beginnings and to Ligue 2 in 2010-11 season.
The following year AS Monaco were acquired by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose heavy investments turned the Principality club into one of the biggest spenders in Europe in 2013 and reestablishing its place among Europe’s top clubs.
AS Monaco have had notable European results in the modern football era having been runners-up in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004. One of the most successful clubs in France AS Monaco have so far won seven league titles and five Coupe de France trophies.