Paris Saint-Germain 10-2-4, Strasbourg 4-2-10
12/23/20 3 pm
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PSG is struggling with scoring goals a bit as of late, and that is understandable with the injuries they have. PSG has only 1 win in their last 3 games, alongside 1 loss and 1 draw, and they have scored only 2 goals while conceding 1 goal in those 3 games. In their last Ligue 1 game against Lille on the road, PSG has had 70% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 5 corner kicks, 7 shots inside the box, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. This was a tough game, and despite being the better team, PSG wasn’t able to score a goal. The final score of this game was 0-0. PSG has lost the top spot in Ligue 1, and they are now in 3rd place with 32 points, 35 scored goals, and 10 conceded goals so far. Bernat, Icardi, Sarabia, Neymar, Diallo, Pereira, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Florenzi, and Paredes are all injured, while Mbappe is still questionable for this game. Mbappe has scored 11 goals and has added 4 assists for PSG, while Kean has 6 goals. As I’ve mentioned earlier, PSG is struggling with scoring goals, and their injury list is really long, but there is enough quality left in this PSG team to score goals and win a few games.
After a slow start of the season, Strasbourg has had a few good games, and thanks to that they have climbed out of the relegation zone. Strasbourg is now in 16th place with 14 points, 22 scored goals, and 28 conceded goals. After 4 games without a loss, Strasbourg was hosting Bordeaux last weekend, and they have lost. Strasbourg has had 54% of ball possession in that game, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 79% of the correct passes. Strasbourg has conceded 1 goal in each half, and they ended up losing this game 0-2. Offensively, Strasbourg has been solid this season, and Ajorque is their leading goalscorer with 6 goals, but their defense has been among the worst in the Ligue 1. Diallo has added 5 goals for Strasbourg so far. Ajorque has 3 assists, while Diallo added 2 assists. Sels, Kone, Kamara, Mothiba, and Waris are all injured for Strasbourg, and they will miss this game. Strasbourg will spend most of the season around the relegation zone, and the maximum we can expect from them will be somewhere between 17th and 13th place, and that is a stretch. Strasbourg doesn’t have the depth to keep up the pace, and they don’t have the offense that could compensate for their bad defense.
When playing at home, PSG has not lost to Strasbourg in their last 17 games, and the trends are heavily on their side in this matchup. Despite all the injuries, PSG is the better team here, and their offensive slump must end soon, and Strasbourg is the perfect opponent for that.