Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
All eyes will be on Parc des Princes when PSG and Nice square off against each other in the Ligue 1 round 9. Les Parisiens are determined to defend their trophy, but Olympique Marseille are still breathing down their neck. Even though all Marco Verratti, Presnel Kimpembe, and Renato Sanches are out of contention, home win should be considered as Christophe Galtier can count on amazing attacking trio Mbappe – Messi – Neymar for Saturday’s clash.
Les Aiglons, on the other hand, will be without important defender Clari Todibo, who was sent off in a 1-0 loss to Angers, and that is yet another reason why home win should be considered. In their last meeting in the French top flight Nice defeated PSG 1-0, meaning that the reigning champions are hungry for revenge. To make things even worse for the away side, Wales star midfielder Aaron Ramsey is sidelined with a hamstring problem.
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 (Nice):
OGC Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac.
OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white.
The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.