On the eve of the first L1 meeting of the season, it is already possible to define the major trends concerning the compositions of Clermont / PSG teams. Few surprises are to be expected on the Parisian side, while there are more doubts on the Clermont side.
Ligue 1 resumes its rights this weekend with the first day of the 2022/2023 edition, Lyon / Ajaccio launching the show this Friday evening, and it is in Auvergne that Paris will for its part release its tenth championship title from France on Saturday evening (9 p.m.). On the eve of the meeting, the first trends emerge quite clearly for the team compositions of this Clermont / PSG with a Parisian team which should be very close to that seen during the Champions Trophy victorious against Nantes (4-0) .
The only expected change in PSG’s starting XI in Clermont concerns the attack with the return of Kylian Mbappé at the expense of Pablo Sarabia, the Frenchman accompanying Neymar and Messi. For the rest, Galtier should be in continuity with his 3-4-1-2. In front of Donnarumma in goal, we should find Ramos, Marquinhos and Kimpembe from right to left, Hakimi and Nuno Mendes occupying the corridors a notch higher. In the middle, Verratti and Vitinha should once again be associated, Renato Sanches obviously not being ready to start two days after his arrival.
[MAJ 14h40] Mbappé having finally withdrawn for medical reasons, it is more than likely that it will be exactly the same eleven as last week, with Sarabia in attack rather than Ekitike who has not played for several weeks.
PSG’s likely line-up vs Clermont: Donnarumma – Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe – Hakimi, Vitinha, Verratti, Mendes – Messi – Sarabia, Neymar
On the Clermont side, there are many worries for coach Gastien in order to line up a competitive starting lineup, between injuries and recruits to be integrated. The well-known Mory Diaw should start in goal against his former club while it is Seidu who should take the place of the injured Zeffane on the right side. In the middle, it is expected that Gonalons will pair with Gastien (son) while it is more blurred for the line of attack. Right side, Allevinah would hold the rope in front of Dossou while Saracevic is the favorite in the axis rather than Khaoui or Berthomier. On the left, Rashani is expected while the tip will be Andric, Bayo’s successor.
Clermont’s likely line-up vs PSG: Diaw – Seidu, Wieteska, Ogier, Neto Borges – Gastien, Gonalons – Allevinah, Saracevic, Rashani – Andric