OGC Nice 2-0-1, PSG 1-0-2
9/20/20 7 am
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OGC Nice is welcoming Paris Saint-Germain to Allianz Rivera in round 4 in the French Ligue 1.
Nice has been solid at the start of this season, and they have 2 wins and 1 loss. With 6 points, 5 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals, Nice is in 7th place in the standings. In their last match against Montpellier on the road last week, Nice has had 63% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 9 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. Nice was solid in this match, but they lost 3-1. Dolberg and Gouiri have each scored 2 goals for Nice so far, while Dante added 1 goal. Boudaoui and Bambu are both injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Nice was playing well last season, and they ended up in 5th place, and Nice will play in the Europa League this season. The schedule is not easy for Nice in the next few weeks, but Nice is a good team, led by a good coach, and they can beat anyone who comes in front of them. Because Nice is playing in the Europa League, they will have a little bit tougher time in Ligue 1, but I can see Nice ending the season in the top 5 in Ligue 1 this season.
After two straight losses in Ligue 1 this season, PSG has finally won a game. So far this season, PSG has scored only 1 goal, while conceding 2 goals. In their latest Ligue 1 match against Metz at home, PSG was dominant with 71% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. PSG was attacking and attacking, and attacking in this match, but they couldn’t finish their chances. In the 65th minute, PSG conceded a red card, and even with a player short, PSG was still dominant. Their dominance paid off in the 93rd minute when PSG scored the only goal in the game, and they won this match 1-0. Bernat is injured, while Mbappe is still in quarantine because of the Coronavirus. Kurzawa and Neymar are both still suspended because of the red cards, Kurzawa until October 25th, while Neymar is suspended for another 2 games. PSG will certainly miss Neymar and Mbappe, and their offensive efficiency has dropped massively without both of them in the team, but PSG still has a lot of depth and offensive firepower with Icardi, Draxler, Di Maria, and Sarabia. Draxler is the only goalscorer for PSG at the moment. PSG is the titleholder, but it will be much harder for them to defend it this season because Lyon, Monaco, and Marseille are playing well this season.
The trends are on PSG’s side in this matchup, but Nice is a good team and they could beat PSG. Once again, I will pick something on goals here because goals were pretty consistent in this matchup. I think it’s time that PSG plays a game with more than one goal.