Paris SG VS Reims Live Football Score Match 08 Oct 2022
Paris Saint-Germain take on Stade de Reims in Ligue 1 on Saturday with Lionel Messi out after being substituted in the 1-1 UEFA Champions League draw with SL Benfica on Wednesday. The Argentine scored a superb effort for Les Parisiens which keeps Christophe Galtier’s men leading the way with the Portuguese in Group H.
Messi made his PSG debut in Reims last season but will have a watching brief here due to a calf issue: “There will be changes,” announced Galtier on Friday. “We will travel by bus as it is close to home. Lionel Messi will not be with us in Reims, but he will train again come Sunday. Kylian Mbappe has a throat issue, but will travel.”
Here are our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
How to watch and odds
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Stade Auguste Delaune — Reims, France
TV: beIN Sports | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Reims +800; Draw +450; PSG -333 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Reims: Oscar Garcia’s men have had a tough start to the campaign and sit in the enlarged relegation zone with seven points from nine games. They are on a four-game winless run and a 4-2 success away at Angers SCO was their only victory of this term so far. Folarin Balogun is arguably the brightest spot in a dark season so far with six goals from nine appearances for the Arsenal loanee.
Garcia himself will not lead the team against PSG as he is in Barcelona due to a family medical emergency.PSG: The titleholders remain unbeaten after their draw with Benfica and last weekend’s win over OGC Nice maintained their two-point lead ahead of Olympique de Marseille in second. With the Portuguese again and OM to come next week, this is a pivotal run in Les Parisiens’ early season, and they cannot afford to drop points unexpectedly. By the end of next weekend, we should know much more about PSG’s campaign so far and how well set they are to maintain their challenge for silverware on all fronts. An updated on Messi’s fitness is due on Sunday.
“Nuno Mendes and Lionel Messi are absent which will give players like Juan Bernat a chance to play,” explained Galtier. “Kylian was already a bit under the weather before Benfica. We will see if Hugo Ekitike starts as he is our second top strike. He knows Reims and his former teammates and stadium.”
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Pick: This one has straightforward Parisien win without needing to shine too brightly written all over it. Balogun could cause an undermanned back line a few issues, but there are no reasons to doubt a solid but unspectacular PSG win. Expect Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to pick up the slack if Messi is forced to sit this one out. Reims 0, PSG 2.PSG has by far the best attack in Ligue 1, maybe even European football. They have accumulated 28 goals in only nine matches this season, and there are not many teams out there who can follow their rhythm. Reims is certainly not one of them. The last time Reims scored a goal against PSG was back in 2019, it was the beginning of the season, and Reims shocked the Parisiens on their home turf 2-0. But, since then PSG is dominating with five straight victories, including one in the French Cup with a total goal difference of 15-0. Considering that Reims only has nine goals this season, and PSG has the best defense, it is going to be extremely hard for the host to score a goal.Even though PSG is the overwhelming favorite to take an easy win at Reims, their history suggests that some of those games were not goal-scoring bonanzas. Out of their last seven games when Reims were the hosts, five games ended with less than four goals scored, and the other two had exactly 4 goals. Reims will play a closed-off game, trying to defend with a strongly assembled back line.Reims only have one win this season, they managed to draw four games which leaves them in the relegation zone. With a small budget, it’s hard for a club like Reims to manage expectations to go above the fight to remain in Ligue 1. Reims will have most of their squad available, however much of the outcome will depend on how PSG approaches the game after their midweek match in the Champions League against Benfica.
Reims potential starting 11: Diouf, Gravillon, Agbadou, Abdelhamid, van Bergen, Matusiwa, Cajuste, Locko, Flips, Mbuku, Balogun.
PSG owners, players, and fans will be happy only by winning the title. Out of all the best leagues in Europe, Ligue 1 has the widest margin between the best club and the rest of the league. PSG is one of the richest clubs in the world, and teams like Reims are going to use that experience to bolster their confidence for the rest of the season while the visitors will look to add another win to their portfolio.
PSG potential starting 11: Donnaruma, Ramos, Marquinhos, Mukiele, Bernat, Ruiz, Vitinha, Hakimi, Neymar, Messi, Mbappe.
Reims: Thomas Foket is injured, and Junya Ito will miss the match through suspension.
PSG: Presnel Kimpembe will miss the match through injury, while Marco Verratti is doubtful.Reims vs PSG prediction on 8.10. 2022, in the French Ligue 1 match in the city of Reims, two teams will compete. The parties approach the dispute with different indicators. Analysts see the favorite of the duel away. But in favor of the hosts speaks decisiveness and the factor of his field.
H2H Stats and Previous Results
When the two teams last met in the French league, the Parisians had won 4-0 at home the previous season. When making a prediction for Reims – PSG, it is worth considering that the capital team has recently been stronger than the opponent, having won four meetings in a row, starting from September 2020.Reims are in 17th place with seven points from nine matches. The hosts earned one point in their last Ligue 1 match, drawing 2-2 with Troyes, and extended their streak without a win to four meetings (+0=2-2). In the last six matches of the championship, the hosts have won once, drawn three times and lost twice. When creating a prediction for Reims, we take into account that since the beginning of the season, the hosts have not won in four matches of the French championship (two draws and two defeats). Also in the liability of this club is a home winless streak of seven matches (+0=2-5).