Lens vs Paris St Germaine 10/17/2014 Free Ligue 1 Soccer Pick and Preview
PSG vs Lens
Friday 17th October 2014 19:30(GMT)
TV: ESPN ; BEin
At the moment Lens' home ground is being renovated and therefore Lens have no real home games. Taking this game to the Stade De France is bringing PSG across the city so this one will feel like a home game for the French Galacticos. Lens are managed by former PSG manager Kombouare and he will be trying to orchastrate a victory for his Lens side who are really struggling at the moment and are lying in eighteenth place in the Ligue 1 table. Unfortunately for Lens apart from their poor start to the League they also are struggling with injuries and suspensions, with the club possibly only having sixteen available senior players on Friday night coming up against the reigning Champions is going to be tough.
On the other side PSG are also struggling with injuries with David Luiz, Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Lavezzi also missing through injury. Good news for the Champions will be the return of Thiago Silva as the captain comes back to the team having missed most of the season thus far through injury. Edison Cavani will need to step up in the absence of Lavezzi and Ibrahimovich and the Uruguayian superstar has struggled of late having not hit the net in a month. Lucas Moura has scored in two of the last three but being a midfielder it would be unfair to expect a continuation of that type of goal scoring threat. It is up to Cavani to fill that role of goalscoring saviour the question is can he step up to the mark?
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While PSG have struggled of late this may be just the game the Parisians need to get back on track, not only are Lens struggling for numbers but they are playing their home games in away destinations and with this game in Paris it will feel like a home game for PSG. I am going to take Paris -1 on the handicap here, I think Cavani will find the form that PSG need him to have during this injury crisis. Having been given time off during this International break Cavani has had two weeks to prepare for this game, I think that we will see that preparation on Friday evening and I fancy PSG to get the win by two or three on Friday night. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo