PSG vs Clermont Foot Betting and Match Preview: Will Lionel Messi Start?

Posted By Alex Blowers on September 10, 2021

This Saturday, Clermont Foot travels to Parc des Princes to face PSG for their toughest away fixture of the season.

The game will be shown live on beIN Sports, with kick-off scheduled for 11AM EST. Read on for my match preview, bringing you all the latest team news, recent form, and stats to hopefully help you make better PSG betting choices.

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PSG vs Clermont Foot Match and Betting Preview: Will Lionel Messi Start?

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CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayShots ForShots AgainstGoals ForGoals AgainstPossessionxG ForxG AgainstxG Difference
Ligue 1TroyesAway12152157%1.490.62+0.87
Ligue 1StrasbourgHome1184265%2.900.57+2.33
Ligue 1BrestAway16114274%1.511.25+0.26
Ligue 1Stade de ReimsAway12112067%1.820.83+0.99
Total / Average51 / 12.7545 / 11.2512 / 35 / 1.2565.75%7.72 / 1.933.27 / 0.82+4.45 / +1.11

Stats taken from UnderStat

PSG vs Clermont Foot Match and Betting Preview: Will Lionel Messi Start?

 

Out: Sergio Ramos (Thigh), Juan Bernat (Torn ACL), Colin Dagba (Ankle), Kylian Mbappé (Calf),
Doubtful: Leandro Paredes (Match Fitness), Lionel Messi (Fatigue), Neymar (Fatigue), Angel Di Maria (Fatigue), Marco Verratti (Knee), Mauro Icardi (Shoulder), Layvin Kurzawa (Calf)
Suspended: None
Coach: Mauricio Pochettino

PSG will be without anyone of their attacking trident after Kylian Mbappé picked up a calf injury whilst on international duty with France. Lionel Messi and Neymar both played for their respective countries late on Thursday evening.

I think Mauricio Pochettino will call upon Mauro Icardi to lead the line, who has been out recently with a shoulder injury. Opportunities will be limited for the Italian this season, and this could be one of the few chances he gets to prove himself. If he isn’t fit, it’s likely reserve striker Alexandre Fressange will start.

Marco Verratti is a doubt after injuring his knee, and Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes were also late getting back from international duty. That means Georginio Wijnaldum, Idrissa Gueye, and Ander Herrera will make up the midfield three.

It’s possible Gianluigi Donnarumma could make his debut. It all depends on what state Keylor Navas arrives back from international duty after playing three games for Costa Rica in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers.

New signing Nuno Mendes could start at left-back ahead of Abdou Diallo. The 19-year-old completed his move on loan from Sporting Lisbon late on transfer deadline day in a deal that saw Pablo Sarabia go the other way.

CLERMONT FOOT

CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayShots ForShots AgainstGoals ForGoals AgainstPossessionxG ForxG AgainstxG Difference
Ligue 1BordeauxAway19102056%2.960.51+2.45
Ligue 1TroyesHome1862064%1.440.70+0.74
Ligue 1Olympique LyonnaisAway17213345%1.823.32-1.5
Ligue 1MetzHome16122260%1.651.90-0.25
Total / Average70 / 17.549 / 12.259 / 2.255 / 1.2556.25%7.87 / 1.976.43 / 0.82+1.44 / +0.36

Stats taken from UnderStat

PSG vs Clermont Foot Match and Betting Preview: Will Lionel Messi Start?

Out: None
Doubtful: None
Suspended: None
Coach: Pascal Gastien

Pascal Gastien has no injury concerns coming into this game will stick with the same side that drew 2-2 with Metz in Matchday 04. Forward Jim Allevinah was on the bench for that game but did start the first three games of the season and so could return to the starting lineup.

Clermont Foot fans will be hopeful Elbasan Rashani (3 goals and 1 assist), and Mohamed Bayo (3 goals and 2 assists) can continue their great starts to the season.

PSG VS CLERMONT FOOT BETTING TIPS

Newly-promoted side Clermont Foot have made a great start to the season and are unbeaten in their opening four games. I can’t see that run stretching to five games even with PSG having so many injury problems and players returning late from international duty. Pochettino’s side have home advantage and will get the job done in an unspectacular fashion.

Back PSG to win at home in a low-scoring game.

BETTING TIP: Parlay PSG To Win and Under 3.5 Goals +105

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