PSG started this season with solid intentions by signing many new players. The Ligue 1 leaders attracted players from different parts of Europe like Donnarumma, Hakimi, Ramos, Wijnaldum and the great player Messi. After losing the Ligue 1 last season by a point to Lille, PSG has made it clear that they won’t sit back and let other teams win the league. PSG are now at present 11 points clear of the second-placed Nice. PSG next play Nice in the round of 16 of the French Cup. Nice’s improvement in the current season is pretty well compared to last season. Nice had visited PSG for the league game on 2nd December, where the game ended as a draw but was purely dominated by PSG.
In the last five games of PSG, managed to register three wins. One of them came against Vannes Oc in the French cup, and the rest two were against Brest and Stade de Reims. The two games were played at home, and fans saw them score six goals in total. The remaining two matches resulted in a draw against Lyon and Lorient, and both games ended with 1-1. PSG has scored 46 goals this season in Ligue 1 and conceded 18 goals
Nice’s previous five games resulted in victories for them. These victories came against Metz, Nantes, Brest and Lens in the Ligue 1 and 1-0 win over Cholet in the French Cup. Nice scored ten goals in the five matches combined while only allowing three in return. They have scored 36 goals in the Ligue 1 this season, ten less than PSG and conceded the same amount as PSG.
Head to Head
In the last five meetings between these two, PSG won three and the other two matches ended in a draw. Surprisingly, PSG scored seven goals in two games when they visited them, and while hosting, they only scored three goals. Though this seasons game ended as a draw, Nice was fortunate enough to secure a point.
Players to watch
- Kylian Mbappe – The youngster has scored ten goals in 20 Ligue 1 matches this season, and in 2 French Cup matches, he has scored five goals.
- Lionel Messi – One of the best players in the world.
- Amine Gouiri – Scored ten goals in 22 Ligue 1 appearances and made seven assists.
- Kasper Dolberg – He has scored six goals in 17 Ligue 1 matches.
As per Betway, PSG is the favourites to win this match with a win probability of 63%, and the odd is also in favour of them 1.47 to 6.00 Nice.
PSG vs Nice
1st February 2022
1:45 am IST