Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Paris SG vs Celtic Match Preview, Possible Lineups + Other Today's UCL Fixtures

Paris Saint-Germain have already qualified for the round of 16, but they cannot afford to lose points as they are in a close battle with Bayern Munich for the top spot in the table.
Paris SG vs Celtic
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
Kick-Off Time: 20:45 - Nigerian Time
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris).
The Ligue 1 champions have the upper hand in that battle after beating the Germans 3-0 on matchday 2.


Celtic are out of the race for a place in the knockout phase after losing back-to-back games to Bayern.

So, their priority will be to finish third and make it to the Europa League.

Four wins in four, PSG scored 17 goals in the competition and are the only side yet to conceded a goal.

Meanwhile, Celtic’s lone win in the competition came against Anderlecht on matchday 2 by a comfortable 3-0 margin, which is their first away win in the group stage since 2012, ending a win-less streak of 9 games.

TEAM NEWS:

Paris Saint-Germain - Manager Unai Emery will be without veteran midfielder Thiago Motta, but that appears to be the only injury worry. Kylian Mbappe was replaced by Angel di Maria at the weekend, so he's likely to get his place back for this contest.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers has injuries to right back Anthony Ralston and wide midfielder Patrick Roberts to deal with ahead of this trip to Paris.

TEAM FORM:

PSG have four wins and a draw in their last five matches.

Celtic have three wins, a loss, and a draw in their last five matches.

PREDICTED LINEUP:

PSG (4-3-3): Areola; Alves, Silva, Marquinhos, Kurzawa; Verratti, Rabiot, Draxler; Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani
Paris Saint-Germain 4-3-3 football formation

Celtic (4-2-3-1): Gordon; Lustig, Simunovic, Boyata, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest, McGregor, Sinclair; Griffiths
Celtic 4-2-3-1 football formation


KEY STATS:
  • PSG defeated Celtic by massive 5-0 margin on matchday 1 and have now won all the three meetings against the Scottish side and kept clean sheets in all three.
  • Also, PSG are unbeaten against Scottish sides in UEFA fixtures.
  • Their 7 matches saw 4 wins and 3 draws.Meanwhile, Celtic won 5 of their 15 meetings against Ligue 1 sides, drew 2 and lost 8.
  • The record in French soil is poor having won just once in 7 visits, drew 2 and lost 4. 
PREDICTION:

PSG 3-0 Celic - This is going to be a comfortable win for the Parisians 

TODAY'S UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES IN FULL

18:00  —   CSKA Moscow VS Benfica

18:00  —   Qarabag FK VS Chelsea

20:45  —   Basel VS Manchester United

20:45  —   Anderlecht VS Bayern Munich

20:45  —   Paris Saint Germain VS Celtic

20:45  —   Atletico Madrid VS Roma

20:45  —   Juventus VS Barcelona

20:45  —   Sporting CP VS Olympiacos

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