Paris SG vs OGC Nice Live Reddit Score 31/1/2022
Paris Saint-Germain is going head to head with OGC Nice starting on 31 Jan 2022 at 20:15 UTC at Parc des Princes stadium, Paris city, France. The match is a part of the Coupe de France. OGC Nice face the stern test of going up against Paris Saint-Germain for a place in the next round of the Coupe de France on Monday. The French champions are currently on a blistering eight-game unbeaten run against the visitors and will look to keep the juggernaut rolling.
Paris Saint-Germain made it two wins from two last Sunday as they saw off Stade Reims 4-0 on home turf. Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now unbeaten in each of their last 11-games across all competitions, claiming seven wins and four draws in that time. PSG have now turned their attention to the French Cup where they have enjoyed a superb start, claiming two wins from two, while scoring seven goals and conceding nine.
Nice, on the other hand, continued their blistering form as they claimed a 2-0 win over Nice last time out. They have now won each of their last seven games on the bounce, scoring 12 goals and keeping three clean sheets in that time. While Nice will look to keep this fine form going, standing in their way is a PSG side they have failed to defeat in their last eight attempts, losing six and claiming two draws. Under the leadership of Christophe Galtier, who guided LOSC Lille to the Ligue 1 title last season, Nice have done a wonderful job in the league. They are currently second in the league table and are one of the undisputed favourites to secure Champions League football next season.
Unlike PSG, though, Nice have played only one game in Coupe de France so far. They were pitted against third division outfit SO Cholet and had to labour their way across a 1-0 victory, with Andy Delort’s second-half goal being the only difference. Nice will be hoping for a much enjoyable outing when they lock horns with PSG on Monday. And here, at The Hard Tackle, we will run the rule over the two sides ahead of their crucial match-up in Coupe de France Round of 16. PSG are missing a few key players heading into this contest, including Georginio Wijnaldum, Neymar and Gianluigi Donnarumma. Achraf Hakimi, Abdou Diallo and Idrissa Gueye, meanwhile, are still out due to their participation at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
There are a few other players missing due to international duty as well, including Angel Di Maria, Marquinhos and Keylor Navas, effectively leaving Pochettino with minimal options at his disposal. Hence, the Argentine will be reliant on the services of some of his lesser-used players. With Lionel Messi likely to start on the bench, we expect Xavi Simons to form the PSG front three alongside Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe. Other youngsters like Edouard Michut can also hope to get some game-time in this cup clash on Monday.
Moving into midfield, Pochettino is set to go for an all-European trifecta of Danilo Pereira, Marco Verratti and Ander Herrera. Danilo will be in charge of providing security to the backline, whereas the onus will be on Herrera and Verratti to offer the creative essence in the middle of the park.
Meanwhile, in the defensive unit, young third-choice goalkeeper Denis Franchi is hoping for a rare start in the absence of Navas and Donnarumma. Elsewhere, Sergio Ramos is joined by Marquinhos in the list of absentees, meaning the responsibility will be on Thilo Kehrer to form the central defensive pairing alongside Presnel Kimpembe. It should pave the way for Colin Dagba to start at right-back, whereas Nuno Mendes remains a guaranteed starter on the opposite flank. They will hope to offer width in the final third, although they have to be alert against Nice’s counter-attacks.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Franchi; Dagba, Kehrer, Kimpembe, Mendes; Herrera, Pereira, Verratti; Simons, Icardi, Mbappe
OGC Nice won’t have to deal with too many absences, neither through injuries nor international duty. In fact, key defensive midfielder Pablo Rosario is back from suspension and is set to form the double-pivot alongside Khephren Thuram. The connection between these two will be vital in keeping the PSG
PSG and Nice are the top two teams in the French League. Les Parisiens are at the top with a collection of 53 points, while Nice are one level below with a difference of 11 points. Both teams have flashy provisions for the duel this time. PSG has recorded no defeat in their last 11 cross-event matches. Meanwhile, Les Aiglons have successfully devoured their last six matches with wins. However, Nice is haunted by a disappointing meeting record. They have not even managed to beat PSG in the last eight meetings. Most recently, Nice were only able to draw 0-0 with Mauricio Pochettino’s men
NAME: Paris Saint-Germain – OGC Nice
DATE: 31 Jan 2022
TIME: 20:15 UTC
VENUE: Parc des Princes, Paris, France