Monaco welcomes the title contenders, PSG, to the Stade Louis on matchday 23 of Ligue 1 in 2022/23.

Monaco are in the mix for a top-four finish in Ligue 1 this season. They are currently in fourth place with 44 points, two behind Lens and Marseille, respectively. The team is in good form recently and will look to put PSG to bed.

Paris Saint-Germain faces another challenge for their Ligue 1 title away from home. They are currently in the first place, but their recent drop in form means their gap at the top is reducing. Marseille are eight points behind and have already shown how to beat PSG in their midweek Coupe de France match.

Both teams will look to grab all three points, and below are some of the stats comparing the teams’ performances in Ligue 1 this season.

Monaco’s current performances

Monaco vs PSG: Ligue 1 2022/23 Data, Stats, Analysis, and Scout Report

The above viz shows the percentile rank of Monaco compared to other teams in Ligue 1. They are ranked in the top 90.4 percentile for goals per 90 and the top 80.9 percentile for recoveries per 90. This is an indicator of their aggressive intent and willingness to strike this season.

This season in Ligue 1, Monaco’s form is very good overall, with 13 wins, five draws, and four losses. They have netted 48 goals, averaging 1.84 xG per match. Their defence has let in 29 goals, having conceded 1.32. Monaco’s players take 12.14 shots per match with a 46.8accuracy rate. In terms of possession rate, they keep 47.77% ball possession on average per match.

PSG in Ligue 1 2022/23

Monaco vs PSG: Ligue 1 2022/23 Data, Stats, Analysis, and Scout Report

It can be seen that PSG has better overall stats than Monaco in most departments. Notably, the hosts have the upper hand in terms of recoveries per 90.

PSG have won ten, drawn five, and lost six of their 21 Ligue 1 matches thus far. They have scored 54 goals, averaging 2.35 xG per match. Their defence has let in 17 goals, conceding 0.77 goals per 90. The team averages 14.95 shots per game with a 45.3% accuracy rateAdditionally, the team averages 60.22% possession per match.

Efficiency in attack

Monaco vs PSG: Ligue 1 2022/23 Data, Stats, Analysis, and Scout Report Monaco vs PSG: Ligue 1 2022/23 Data, Stats, Analysis, and Scout Report

The two visuals above compare both teams on the basis of positional play and counter-attacks. The visitors hold an advantage for counterattacks, with 21% efficiency against the hosts’ 18%. PSG creates 33.14 positional attacks on average and takes shots from 26.2% of such plays. Meanwhile, Monaco creates 30 positional attacks per match, with 23.9% of them resulting in shots.

Alternatively, PSG launches 2.64 counterattacks per match, with 43.2% of these attacks ending in shots. Meanwhile, Monaco launches 2.14 counterattacks on average, with 36% of them ending in shots. We can expect the visitors to keep more possession and create more chances while the hosts adopt a more agile and efficient approach to their attacking moves in this fixture.

Success in defence

Monaco vs PSG: Ligue 1 2022/23 Data, Stats, Analysis, and Scout Report

The above visual represents the ranking of teams in Ligue 1 based on their percentage of defensive duel wins. It can be seen that both teams are ranked lower in the league for successful defensive duels. PSG have a 52% win rate in defensive duels, and Monaco, on the other hand, have a 50% success rate. On average, Monaco attempts 77.77 defensive duels and makes 42.45 interceptions per 90 versus 66.27 defensive duels and 34.5 interceptions per 90 for PSG.

Key Player

Monaco vs PSG: Ligue 1 2022/23 Data, Stats, Analysis, and Scout Report

Hakimi has been a gem for PSG this season with his potent form on the pitch. He will be a threat down the right for Monaco and will also help his side prevent opposition attacks on the right flank. The above viz shows his winger actions for the season. He is a successful dribbler and attempts 3.48 dribbles on average with a 64.5% completion rate. He averages 2.36 crosses per 90 minutes. He has already scored four goals and provided three assists in the current season, and his actions have at times been decisive for PSG this season.

Team News

For Monaco, Vanderson and Malang Sarr are out. Seventeen-year-old Eliesse Ben Seghir is also absent and will not be in the squad.

Meanwhile, Neymar and Ramos return for PSG, but Kylian Mbappe is still a couple of weeks away from returning. Presnel Kimpembe has returned to full training as well.

Overall, it will be a tough outing for PSG after their tough defeat in the Coupe de France in their round of 16 fixture against Marseille. Monaco will be aware of the lapses in PSG’s defence and will look to grab all three points in this crucial Ligue 1 fixture.

Visuals via TFA data viz engine