Paris Saint-Germain

PSG predicted lineup vs Angers - Ligue 1

Krishan Davis
Pochettino is closing in on a first league title
Pochettino is closing in on a first league title / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages
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Paris Saint-Germain can all but tie up the Ligue 1 title on Wednesday night as they travel to face lower mid-table Angers.

A 2-1 victory over second-placed fierce rivals Marseille means PSG are now 15 points clear at the summit, and if they can follow that up with a win at Stade Raymond Kopa they could be crowned champions once again - as long as Les Phoceens fail to beat Nantes

Meanwhile, Angers are in indifferent form having slipped to 14th in the table, and could be dragged into a relegation battle if they don't start winning games soon.

It's a big night for Mauricio Pochettino as he looks to secure the first Ligue 1 title of his tenure in Paris having lost out to Lille in 2020/21.

Here's how he could set up his team...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Keylor Navas
Navas is fit again / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Keylor Navas (GK) - Gianluigi Donnarumma had a stinker at the weekend and Navas is fit again, so expect their weird job-share to continue here.

Achraf Hakimi (RB) - Wasn't at his best last time out - and hasn't been this season as a whole - but a guaranteed starter when fit and available.

Marquinhos (CB) - The skipper will start. Will hope to lead the defence to a first clean sheet in five league matches.

Sergio Ramos (CB) - A player who PSG signed for nights like this. His experience could be vital as they look to get themselves over the line.

Nuno Mendes (LB) - The young Portugal international excelled last time out and should continue here, although Pochettino may be tempted to rotate and bring in Juan Bernat.

2. Midfielders

Danilo Pereira (DM) - A functioning cog in what is a very defensive-looking midfield on paper under Pochettino.

Marco Verratti (CM) - Played a wonderful assist for Neymar in Le Classique and picked up his 13th booking of the season, which - to be honest - sums him up pretty well.

Idrissa Gueye (CM) - The former Everton man has generally been preferred to Leandro Paredes in midfield since PSG were thumped 3-0 by Monaco before the international break.

3. Forwards

Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe is in fine form / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

Angel Di Maria (RW) - A timely return from injury with Neymar picking up a suspension against Marseille. He should slot in on the right flank.

Lionel Messi (CF) - Neymar's absence (no, it's not his sister's birthday) means the iconic Argentine may well be shifted centrally to float around between the lines as both an inevitable goal threat and a creator.

Kylian Mbappe (LW) - Scored again at the weekend and will be desperate to tie up a final Ligue 1 title if he is to leave the club in the summer as expected.


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