Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After clinching their tenth Ligue 1 title thanks to a 1-1 draw with Lens, PSG will look to return to winning ways when they take on Strasbourg at Stade de la Meinau on Friday. Les Parisiens aim to put icing on the cake on a very successful domestic campaign, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for Leo Messi and Co. All Icardi, Paredes, Draxler, Diallo, and Kurzawa have been struggling with injuries of late, but Mauro Pochettino can count on key players for Friday’s showdown.
Le Racing, on the other hand, aim to keep their Champions League hopes alive. Strasbourg suffered a 1-0 loss to Lille at the weekend, but they are surely capable of matching PSG, who have already got their job done in the 2021/2022 Ligue 1 campaign. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. As for the hosts, all Aholou, Kandil, Waris, and Doukore are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Adrien Thomasson):
A midfielder with a keen eye for a precise pass, Adrian Thomasson is a French international who plays for Ligue 1 side Strasbourg. Thomasson is a versatile asset who can be equally deployed in a number of different positions up front, including a holding position at the centre of the park.
He began his professional career at Evian in 2012 and spent three years with Les Roses before moving to Nantes in 2015. One league match shy from entering the 100-game club, Adrien Thomasson scored nine goals for the Canaries before joining Strasbourg in the summer of 2018.
As a player who likes to hold on to the ball and build play from behind, Thomasson boasts impressive passing ability. Albeit an attacking midfielder who can play on both wings and in advanced midfield position, this French footballer also makes quite a contribution in defense.
Highlighted Team (PSG):
Formed by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain or as they call it PSG is the most successful club in French football with 31 domestic titles to their name. Having won six Ligue 1 title so far, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title, PSG are also one of only two French clubs to ever win a European title.
Les Parisiens were crowned UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup champions back in 1995-96, while their last European trophy was the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Beginning of the new millennium was particularly hard for the celebrated club who flirted with relegation in 2000s before they were bought by the Quatar Sports Investments group in 2011 when the rebirth of the Paris Saint-Germain as we know it today began.
Following heavy squad investments and team boosting, PSG won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost singlehandedly leading his side towards the trophy with 30 goals. Having established domestic dominance, PSG now set their sights on winning the Champions League which remains an elusive dream for the club from Paris.