PSG vs FC Nantes Betting Preview: Odds, Team News, Lineups and Tips

Written By Alex Blowers on November 18, 2021

This Saturday, Ligue 1 leaders PSG hosts mid-table FC Nantes. The game kicks off at 11AM EST, and the action will be broadcast live from Parc des Princes on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT. Read on for my match preview, bringing you all the latest team news, recent form, and stats to help you make better PSG vs. F.C. Nantes betting choices.

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PSG vs FC Nantes Betting Preview: Odds, Team News, Lineups and Tips


CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayGoals ForGoals AgainstTotal GoalsxG ForxG AgainstTotal xGxG Difference
UEFA Champions LeagueRB LeipzigHome3253.72.05.7+1.7
Ligue 1MarseilleAway0001.11.02.1+0.1
Ligue 1LilleHome2132.52.14.6+0.4
UEFA Champions LeagueRB LeipzigAway2241.92.74.6-0.8
Ligue 1BordeauxAway3251.61.33.9+0.3
Total / Average10 / 27 / 1.417 / 3.410.8 / 2.169.1 / 1.8320.9 / 4.18+1.7 / +0.34

Stats taken from FBREF

PSG vs FC Nantes Betting Preview: Odds, Team News, Lineups and Tips

Out: Julian Draxler (Muscle)
Doubtful: Ismael Gharbi (Groin), Lionel Messi (Hamstring), Sergio Ramos (Calf), Neymar (Thigh), Marco Verratti (Hip), Presnel Kimpembe (Hamstring), Rafinha (Hip), Abdou Diallo (Covid)
Suspended: None
Coach: Mauricio Pochettino

It’s another game for Mauricio Pochettino where he’s unable to start his strongest front three. Neymar is a major doubt after picking up a thigh injury in Brazil’s 1-0 win over Columbia. Lionel Messi should feature in some capacity after playing in both of Argentina’s 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers. I have a feeling it will be from the bench with their UEFA Champions League match taking priority. Their absences will earn Mauro Icardi his sixth start of the season alongside Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di María.

Marco Verratti remains a major doubt due to the hip injury he picked up against Olympique de Marseille. Poch will be relieved Leandro Parades is back after a month out. The Argentine can inject some much-needed creativity into the middle of the park. I think Idrissa Gueye and Georginio Wijnaldum will complete the midfield three.

Sergio Ramos has returned to training with the first team and could make his debut here with Presnel Kimpembe unavailable. It’s much more likely Thilo Kehrer will continue to partner Marquinhos in central defense. In our weekly game of ‘guess the goalkeeper,’ I’m going with Gianluigi Donnarumma. I think Keylor Navas will be rested in preparation for their game against Manchester City.


CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayGoals ForGoals AgainstTotal GoalsxG ForxG AgainstTotal xGxG Difference
Ligue 1TroyesHome2021.
Ligue 1BordeauxAway1121.50.72.2+0.8
Ligue 1Clermont FootHome2131.00.71.7+0.3
Ligue 1MontpellierAway0220.81.32.1-0.5
Ligue 1StrasbourgHome2241.82.13.9-0.3
Total / Average7 / 1.46 / 1.213 / 2.66.6 / 1.326.3 / 1.2612.9 / 2.58+0.3 / +0.06

Stats taken from FBREF

PSG vs FC Nantes Betting Preview: Odds, Team News, Lineups and Tips

Out: None
Doubtful: Osman Bukari (Groin), Quentin Merlin (Ankle), Willem Geubbels (Muscular)
Suspended: None
Coach: Antoine Kombouare

Nantes right-back Sébastien Corchia is available after serving a two-match suspension for his red card against Clermont Foot in Matchday 11. It’s likely the experienced 31-year-old will return to the starting lineup in place of Dennis Appiah.

I think that will be the only change to the side that drew 2-2 with Strasbourg before the international break. In that game, Randal Kolo Muani and Kalifa Coulibaly grabbed a goal, and Nantes were 2-1 up with a man advantage. Poor marking from the defense allowed Adrien Thomasson to head in unchallenged, and coach Antoine Kombouare will want a response from his backline.


When these two last met in March, Muani helped Nantes to a famous 2-1 win with a goal and assist at the Parc des Princes. Poch was in charge for that game and will motivate his players not to let it happen again.

Nantes attacking midfield three Muani, Ludovic Blas, and Moses Simon have 18 goals and assists combined. There’s an excellent chance they could score against this PSG side, who will be distracted by next week’s Champions League game against Manchester City.

I’m repeating my bet from Matchday 13 and backing PSG to get the three points with both teams getting on the scoresheet.

BETTING TIP: Parlay PSG To Win and Both Teams To Score YES +170


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