Paris Saint-Germain

PSG predicted lineup vs Monaco - Ligue 1

Max Parsons
Mauricio Pochettino's PSG side has disappointed of late
Mauricio Pochettino's PSG side has disappointed of late / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages
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Paris Saint-Germain look to get back on track with a trip south to Monaco on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side has been hugely disappointing in recent weeks, losing three and winning three of their previous six in all competitions. A Champions League round-of-16 dumping at the hands of Real Madrid has been the lowlight in that time, although a 3-0 beating of Bordeaux last time out should be a solid enough foundation to recapture some form.

Monaco lies in their path - a side won just once in their last Ligue 1 fixtures. Here's how the Parisians could set up.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos could be back in the side this weekend / John Berry/GettyImages

Keylor Navas (GK) - Has started the last two league games and could be set to continue between the stick after earning a clean sheet last time out.

Achraf Hakimi (RB) - Injects such dynamism and thrust from deep positions - a brilliant talent to watch.

Marquinhos (CB) - Will inevitably skipper PSG for the 15th Ligue 1 outing in succession.

Sergio Ramos (CB) - Ramos' return to fitness should see a shuffle at the back after what has been a very rocky patch.

Nuno Mendes (LB) - Juan Bernat is out through injury, so Mendes' spot at left-back should be pretty secure.

2. Midfielders

Marco Verratti
Marco Verratti should return / David Ramos/GettyImages

Marco Verratti (CM) - Should return to the side after missing out on his side's 3-0 win over Bordeaux through suspension.

Leandro Paredes (CM) - Such a warrior-like presence at the heart of the side, the Argentinian should be set for a second successive Ligue 1 start after scoring against Bordeaux last time out.

Danilo Pereira (CM) - A steady and consistent performer, the big Portuguese should be awarded a fourth league start on the bounce.

3. Forwards

Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe
A frightening front line / Xavier Laine/GettyImages

Lionel Messi (RF) - Has hit some great form recently, with seven assists in his last nine Ligue 1 appearances to show for it.

Kylian Mbappe (ST) - The talismanic forward is the first name on the team sheet and goes into this weekend's clash with seven goals and an assist in his last seven across all competitions.

Neymar (LF) - Should be in line for a fifth consecutive league start since making a return from injury.


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