Paris Saint-Germain‘s superstar forward Neymar da Silva Santos Jr might not be in the next matches of the famous football club because of his injury. PSG continues to wow the crows with their undisputed Ligue 1 record for this season.
Neymar, who is considered as the most expensive football player today was pulled out early in the last game of PSG after his groin injury. Neymar has previously got injured in the same area when he played for Brazil last month.
Since the season started, PSG has won 14 matches straight. Fans and experts attribute the stellar success of the team with their powerhouse players like Neymar and Gianluigi Buffon, Thiago Silva and Presnel Kimpembe.
Their coach, Thomas Tuchel said that Neymar might come back after the Strasbourg match. However, by the looks of it, the team can still manage to play the same even without Neymar in the lineup for the meantime.
Since the Ligue 1 2018/19 started, Neymar has scored 15 goals for the PSG. Experts say that the previous match where PSG won against Liverpool is by far the best performance of Neymar since he moved from Barcelona.
Without Neymar in the upcoming match against Strasbourg, Edinson Cavani might return to the lineup. In the previous game in Bordeaux, he was left on the bench.
After the match with Strasbourg, PSG can spend their weekend off. Their next match would be for the Champions League. They were supposed to host Montpellier but the game was later cancelled because of the request of the Paris police.
The game cancellation might be caused the recent violent events in Paris and the demonstrations against the increase of fuel taxes.If PSG wins in Belgrade, they can qualify for the Champions League. This means that the can maintain their seven-year winning streak.
Aside from Neymar, PSG will also play without Lassana Diarra because of his knee. The PSG coach said that while the situation is quite new for their team, they have to continue and face the challenge head-on.
The whole PSG team are keeping their eye on the Belgrade match as they hope to maintain their lead in the Ligue 1. The team already has a 14-point advantage so they can surely stay on top of the table.
Paris Saint-Germain Game Statistics Ligue 1 Season 18/19
Currently, PSG has scored a total of 43 points. Following them on the rankings are LOSC with 30 points, Montpellier with 29 points and Lyon with 28. PSG has already played 15 matches, and they have to play a couple more before to qualify for the Champions League.
They have the top goalscorers in the season namely Kylian Mbappe and Neymar with 12 and 11 points respectively.
The next game of PSG will be against Dijon and it will be held on Saturday, December 14, 4:00 pm. Make sure that you compare the odds before placing a football bet. You can also check the game predictions so you can have a more technical basis for your bet.
Based on the statistics of Dijon has only scored 13 points, which lands them in 18th place in the table. They might not be able to defeat PSG based on their latest numbers and their players’ current stats. But surely, it will still be a fun game to watch.
Fun fact about the PSG’s other celebrity forward, Mbappe
Just recently, Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old forward of PSG revealed that he once rejected an offer of the Arsenal. He was made the offer before he signed a £163 million deal with PSG.
He further revealed in the interview how Arsene Wenger graciously accepted his rejection for the Arsenal deal. He extended that Wegner wasn’t annoyed by his response.
Also, he revealed that he still keeps his tabs on his former boss, Unai Emery. He said that he has so much respect for Emery and that he hopes that Emery wins titles again with the Arsenals.
Even with his very young age, Mbappe has shown incredible maturity and technical expertise. He got recognised for his amazing performance when he still played for Monaco during the Champions League. Mbappe continues to rise to stardom along with key players like Neymar.
Paris Saint-Germain definitely has some of the best players of the season. Apart from Mbappe and Neymar, PSG has Gianluigi Buffon, Marco Verrati, Edinson Cavani, Marquinhos, Adrien Rabiot and Angel Di Maria. There are many other players that contribute to the huge success of the team.
It won’t be surprising if PSG maintains its seven-year winning record. With its superb players and powerhouse coach, they can definitely go to places. Again, if you’re going to place your bet on this team, don’t forget to check the odds against them or the competing team most especially if you will go for the handicap betting game.
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