Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
PSG will be looking to make amends for a shocking 3-2 loss to Lorient when they take on Nimes at their Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening. Les Parisiens are eager to regain top position in the standings, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Les Crocodiles on Matchday 23. Both Verratti and Diallo have been tested positive for coronavirus, while Bernat, Herrera, Navas, and Marquinhos are all sidelined with injuries.
Nimes, on the other, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Angers, and it is no wonder bookies see them as big underdogs in the midweek clash. Since the star-studded Parisiens are eager to get back on course in the French top flight, anything but a routine home win will be a major surprise. The likes of Depres, Landre, Martinez, Sarr, and Valerio are all out of contention with injuries.
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 (Nimes):
Founded on April 10, 1937 Nimes Olympique are a French club that will compete in the Ligue 1 in the 2018/2019 season. Les crocodiles were playing an important role in French football in the last 50s, with the team finishing second on four occasions (1958, 1959, 1960, 1972).
Nimes made it to the French Cup final in 1958, 1961 and 1996, but they eventually failed to lift the trophy. Nimes are well known for their red home colours, but they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Stade de Costieres has been the home of Nimes since 1989, when it was opened.
The venue can hold up to 18,482 spectators and the construction cost €160 million. Speaking of the club’s notable footballers, the likes of Wilson Oruma, Mehmed Bazdarevic, Aliou Cisse, Benjamin Moukandjo, Laurent Blanc, Frederic Piquionne and Eric Cantona were all part of les crocodiles in the past. Montpellier are considered their biggest rivals.