PSG vs Nantes - Ligue 1: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction
By Euan Burns
After asserting more dominance in the Ligue 1 title race with the recent win over Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain now need to ensure they avoid an unnecessary slip-up at home against Nantes on Saturday.
The game comes just before the return leg in the Champions League round of 16 against Bayern Munich, where PSG are 1-0 down and head to Bavaria needing to win. That is where their priorities lie and Nantes, who are in the bottom half of the table, may wonder whether there is some joy to be had here.
Here is all that you need to know about PSG vs Nantes in Ligue 1 ahead of the game.
Where are Nantes vs PSG playing?
- Location: Paris, France
- Stadium: Parc des Princes
- Date: Saturday 4 March
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
- Referee: Jeremy Stinat
- VAR: Benoit Bastien
PSG vs Nantes H2H Record (Last Five Games)
- PSG: 3 wins
- Nantes: 2 wins
- Draws: 0
Current Form (Last Five Games)
- PSG: LLLWW
- Nantes: DLLLW
How to watch PSG vs Nantes on TV and live stream
Television Channel/Live Stream
BT Sport 2, BT Sport App
beIN Sports, beIN Sports Connect
beIN Sports Canada, fuboTV Canada
PSG team news
Christophe Galtier has got a major selection headache for the rest of the season because Presnel Kimpembe is out with an Achilles rupture. That means the back three that Galtier likes to use is now in disarray.
He will only be able to stick with it if Danilo Pereira or Nordi Mukiele can impress in a role they are not perfectly suited to. Marco Verratti is suspended so he will likely need Danilo in midfield against Nantes. Neymar and Renato Sanches are out.
PSG predicted lineup vs Nantes
PSG predicted lineup (3-5-2): Donnarumma; Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos; Zaire Emery, Vitinha, Pereira, Ruiz, Mendes; Messi, Mbappe.
Nantes team news
Nantes will be without centre-back Nicolas Pallois while Quentin Merlin and Charles Traore could also be out. That means 19-year-old Jaouen Hadjam could get another run out in defence.
In the recent Coupe de France match, trio Ludovic Blas, Mostafa Mohamed and Marcus Coco all returned to the bench after injury concerns and are contenders to start this one against PSG.
Nantes predicted lineup vs PSG
Nantes predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Lafont; Centonze, Castelletto, Girotto, Hadjam; Sissoko, Moutoussamy; Blas, Mollet, Ganago; Delort.
PSG vs Nantes score prediction
It is very likely there will be some joy for Nantes at some stage in this game as we know just how much focus PSG put on the Champions League. Everyone in Ligue 1 would like to play PSG just before a Champions League knockout game.
That being said, Nantes are down in 13th for a reason and the quality of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and others will surely be too much for them even if their minds are on the trip to Munich on Wednesday night.
Prediction: PSG 3-1 Nantes
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