We are back to club league football action starting this weekend with FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
PSG come into this game with a lot of form on their side beating Lyon, Manchester United, Chelsea, Fiorentina & Benfica.A team with this form cannot be ignored especially for the fact also that they have smashed in 2 goals in each of those game with the exception of the game against Chelsea. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani & Lucas Moura will start as the front 3 for them, and all of them have been playing in exceptional form finding the back of the net in most of their pre-season games. Lucas of all the front 3, will have the most attention on, as he needs to re-gain his form and pace that he showed before signing for PSG as a result of all the injuries he faced recently.
The defence led by captain Thiago Silva have been exceptional so far with David Luiz partnering him and Maxwell and Aurier bombing on the wings to create additional wingers in the 4-3-3 formation that PSG plays in. If all that was not enough; PSG have Lavezzi, Pastore, Digne, Stambouli, Augustin, Rabiot, Marquinhos, van Der Wiel on the bench to help them as well as new signing Angel Di Maria who should be available from next week.
Lille are coming into this game with not much form in their hand especially with poor historical form against PSG, having not lost in their last 7 games since 2012. Lille’s pre-season games against good opposition like Besiktas and Braga; resulted them in drawing both of those games coming into the game. Lille have lost their top forward Origi, who returned back to Liverpool from his loan last season; while also getting rid of Kjaer, Diaby, Traore, Gueye, Roux; while not selling any player of notable worth to help them in their efforts to break into the top 3.
The last outing was a royal thrashing by PSG who beat them 6-1 towards the end of the season in April.
With no notable players on board, and a full up-beat and top form PSG team ready to kick off the defence of their title with a victory on day 1; I expect PSG to comfortably take this game tonight.