Paris Saint-Germain

PSG predicted lineup vs Nice - Ligue 1

Max Parsons
Mauricio Pochettino takes his side south on Saturday
Mauricio Pochettino takes his side south on Saturday / John Berry/GettyImages
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Paris Saint-Germain take a trip to the Cote d'Azur on Saturday night, facing a tough test against Nice.

Mauricio Pochettino's men bounced back well last time out, following up their second Ligue 1 defeat of the campaign (a 3-1 shock loss to Nantes) with a good 3-1 beating of Saint-Etienne. That victory puts the Parisian outfit on 62 points for the campaign so far, boasting a 15-point cushion at the summit.

This weekend's trip to Nice, however, is no gimme, as they face a side on course for Champions League qualification, currently occupying third spot in the standings. Here's how PSG could line up for this one.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Achraf Hakimi
Achraf Hakimi should return / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) - Started for the first time in three Ligue 1 games last time out, and could continue for this one.

Achraf Hakimi (RB) -
Didn't feature in that win against Saint-Etienne, but should come back into the fold this weekend.

Marquinhos (CB) -
The PSG skipper is set for a 13th consecutive league start this weekend.

Abdou Diallo (CB) -
Ahead of his side's mammoth Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash against Real Madrid in midweek, Pochettino may opt to rest some players, potentially resulting in Diallo's inclusion.

Juan Bernat (LB) -
Nuno Mendes might also be afforded a rest this weekend, so Bernat could come back into the side for this one.

2. Midfielders

Danilo Pereira
Danilo Pereira is in great goal-scoring form / John Berry/GettyImages

Danilo Pereira (CM) - With five goals in his previous three Ligue 1 games, surely the big Portuguese starts here.

Idrissa Gueye (CM) - Leandro Paredes and Ander Herrera are once again doubtful, so Gueye will probably continue at the heart of the side.

Georginio Wijnaldum (CM) - Marco Verratti is back available for this one, although the little Italian may be kept fresh for their midweek action.

3. Forwards

Neymar Jr
Neymar should continue / John Berry/GettyImages

Angel Di Maria (RW) - Played well after being introduced off the bench against Saint-Etienne and could be given a first start in four league outings.

Mauro Icardi (ST) -
With Kylian Mbappe suspended and Lionel Messi potentially receiving a rest before a huge midweek clash, Icardi could earn a rare start.

Neymar (LW) - In what could be a weakened front three (yeah, ridiculous), Neymar will likely be tasked with supplying the magic.


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