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Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Metz – Prediction, Team News, Lineups

Written By: Abidoye Babatunde

Taking to Parc des Princes soil for the final time in 2023, Paris Saint-Germain aim to end the calendar year on a high when Metz tackle the Ligue 1 champions on Wednesday night.

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Luis Enrique‘s side were held to an agonising 1-1 draw by Lille at the weekend, while their newly-promoted visitors slumped to a 1-0 home defeat to Montpellier HSC.

Paris Saint-Germain team news

Achraf Hakimi should come back into the starting lineup on Wednesday

Enrique made several changes to his starting XI at Lille following Wednesday’s draw in Dortmund. The Spaniard should return the likes of Achraf Hakimi and Milan Skriniar to his defence and revert to a back four.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is still suspended for the hosts and Randal Kolo Muani could replace Bradley Barcola in the frontline.


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PSG’s injury list is pretty extensive and Enrique could be without Carlos Soler and Goncalo Ramos in midweek due to illness. Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Rico, Nuno Mendes, Fabian Ruiz, and Keylor Navas remain sidelined.

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Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez; Zaire-Emery, Ugarte, Vitinha; Barcola, Kolo Muani, Mbappe

Metz possible starting lineup:
Oukidja; Colin, Traore, Herelle, Cande, Udol; Van Den Kerkhof, Jacques, N’Doram, Asoro; Elisor

Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Metz

It would not be beyond the realm of possibility for Metz to switch to a defence-heavy setup in a bid to quell the PSG strikeforce, who are normally in a merciless mood at the Parc des Princes, but their resistance should ultimately prove futile.

Profligacy has harmed Enrique’s men heading into the Christmas period, but a straightforward success – their 14th in a row against Metz – should come their way before the New Year celebrations commence.

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