PSG Plays with Back Against Wall When Facing LillePublished October 28, 2016 by Florin P
PSG travels to Lille in dire need of points after failing to win at home the Sunday derby against Marseille. (7:45 p.m UK Time).
There is nothing essentially wrong with the manner in which PSG plays the season. On paper, they shouldn’t miss Ibrahimovic all that much, as they have worthy placement. However, recent results are disappointing for the fans who were expecting another great season start. Failing to defeat Lille on the road will only make matters worse for the reigning champions who are trailing the leaders by six points.
Scoring Goals a Problem for PSG
Earlier this year, PSG was firing on all cylinders and was the best scoring team in the French first division. Toulouse and Marseille managed to hold them scoreless this month and Lille used to be a great defensive team. The fans are right to be concerned ahead of this fixture, especially with their favorites playing on the road. Pastore is still mending an injury and he is unlikely to play on Friday.
The good news is that PSG doesn’t have to play in the Champions League midweek. Players will be well rested ahead of this fixture and Emery will field the same offensive starting formation. His team has created multiple scoring opportunities on Sunday and Cavani casually squandered all of them. He is the top scorer with nine goals followed by Lucas Moura with five.
Lille is Plagued by Injuries
The hosts have managed to win the last two games in front of their fans, but played against weaker opponents. Now that PSG come visiting, they are rightfully concerned about the growing injury list. Eight players will be missing due to fitness problems or suspensions and many of them serve defensive roles. Under these circumstances, punters should trust the leading champions to win once again.
Bet365 sports make a tempting proposition by offering even odds on the visitors to win by two goals or more. If PSG prevails by the odd goal the stakes are returned, so the risks are mitigated.