With the symbolic title of first-round champion secured by anticipation, Paris Saint-Germain closes this Wednesday, December 20, their participation in the initial half of the French Championship 2017/2018 against Caen. The match, which will be held at the Parc de Princes stadium in Paris, starting at 17:50 (GMT).
The complement of the nineteenth day will mark the stoppage of the tournament, which will be resumed only on January 13. This does not mean that the teams will not perform. Soon after the celebrations of Christmas and New Year will be realized rounds of Glass of the League of France and the Glass of France.
PSG’s recent performance
The Parisians are in both battles, which added to the dispute of the Champions League of Europe allow PSG to dream of winning four trophies at the end of the season. The conquest that seems the closest of this series is even the French Championship.
Rennes, 4-1, away from home on Saturday, December 16, the capital’s team reached 47 points (15 wins, two draws and a loss). It has nine points of advantage in comparison with the Monaco and Lyon, who fight for the vice-leadership.
To face Caen, coach Unai Emery will not be able to count on defender Presnel Kimpembe (13 matches in the French Championship 2017/2018, no goal). He was sent off at the end of the match in Rennes and will have to comply with automatic suspension.
The vacancy can be filled by the Brazilian Thiago Silva (11 games, no goal). The defender was out of the last three matches due to the knee injury. However, it still depends on a new examination to know if it will be able to act on Wednesday.
It’s not the PSG’s only medical problem. The important midfielder Adrien Rabiot (17 matches, one goal), who did not play in Rennes, should follow from outside. It recovers from muscle damage. There is still no certainty regarding the situation of left-back Layvin Kurzawa (nine games, one goal). A knee injury has taken him out of his last three games, but according to French news reports there is a chance that he will receive the green light to face Caen.
PSG have a perfect campaign in their Ligue 1 dominions. They won all nine of their games with 31 goals and only six.
The current form of Caen
Caen is at its worst in the 2017/2018 season. He does not win four rounds (two draws and two losses). On Saturday, December 16, he did not leave the 0-0 against Guingamp. With 24 points (seven wins, three draws and eight losses) he occupies the tenth place.
This is a good position when you take into account your low investment capacity. Before the ball rolled, the club was not expected to fight for places in European tournaments, but only fought against the possibility of relegation. You’re relatively calm in this battle. The advantage in comparison with Lille, eighteenth placed and first in the region of the sticking, is of six points.
Coach Patrice Garande also has injury problems to manage. They are in the ward the defender Yoel Armougon (three games in French Championship 2017/2018, without goal); and socks Herve Bazile (ten games, no goal) and Ismael Diomande (two games, no goal).
History of the PSG vs Caen matches
The PSG has not been beaten by Caen for 12 games. There were nine wins and three draws in the period started in 2008.
The immense technical difference between the teams and the perfect campaign of the PSG in their domains does not open possibility for any other guess in this game that is not the victory of the Parisians. The price for this possibility is 1.07 in Rivalo. The prize for a tie is 13.00. Caen, of course, is the biggest underdog in the game. If you can prepare a giant zebra will multiply by 35.00 of the amount invested in this hypothesis.
Our Prediction: PSG win @ 1.07