Date and Time: 20th March 2022 @5:30 PM IST
Venue: Stade Louis II
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Monaco vs PSG Team News:
Midfielder Jean Lucas returned from a domestic suspension to play 52 minutes in the club’s Europa League loss to Braga, while Cesc Fabregas and Krepin Diatta are both still out injured. Clement did not identify any new issues after Thursday’s match, but he will likely explore making changes, with Aleksandr Golovin – whose corner set up Disasi’s late equalise – perhaps taking over for Sofiane Diop. It seems doubtful that Nubel would lose his starting position as a result of his mistake in midweek, but Guillermo Maripan is a contender to replace the freshly recovered Benoit Badiashile at the heart of the rearguard.
Meanwhile, PSG midfielder Marco Verratti has returned to the team after serving a ban, while Ander Herrera returned to full training earlier this week after recuperating from an eye illness, although he has not been picked to the starting lineup. Sergio Ramos is yet to return from a calf injury, while Angel Di Maria’s hamstring injury is expected to keep him out, as will left-backs Juan Bernat (calf) and Layvin Kurzawa (back).
Except for Verratti’s probable comeback in the centre of the pitch – most likely instead of Georginio Wijnaldum – everything should be as it was for PSG and Pochettino, who has also seen Messi and Keylor Navas fall ill with the flu in the last few hours.
Monaco vs PSG Probable Playing XI:
Monaco possible starting lineup:
Nubel; Aguilar, Disasi, Maripan, Henrique; Martins, Fofana, Tchouameni, Golovin; Ben Yedder, Volland
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Paredes, Pereira, Verratti; Draxler, Mbappe, Neymar
Monaco vs PSG Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Monaco win (3.60)
PSG win (1.95)
The One-Liner Explainer:
Monaco is battling exhaustion, low confidence levels, and a poor run of form, and they will need flawless performances from their whole starting XI if they are to take anything out from this match. However, their acceptable home record may provide some reason for hope for the home crowd. An almost fully-fit Paris Saint-Germain are fresh and determined to seal up the Ligue 1 championship in the shortest amount of time, and Pochettino can add further pressure on Clement’s shoulders with an easy win at the Stade Louis II on Sunday.