Opinion PSG is in a safe position in Ligue 1

PSG is in a safe position in Ligue 1


Last week, PSG faced Lyon in a much-anticipated league match. PSG are table toppers. But the performance that we saw from them was very disappointing and when we consider that Lyon was 11th on the table, PSG was not able to dominate against the struggling opponents. There is no better option than PSG in Ligue 1 betting.

Lyon scored the opening goal in the 7th minute with a goal from Lucas Paqueta. PSG was not able to score the equaliser till the 70th minute. After that Thilo Kehrer came to the rescue and grabbed a point for the league leaders. Kehrer came on in the 69th minute and struck eight minutes later from fellow substitute Edouard Michut’s pass to put PSG on 47 points from 20 games.

PSG was without Lionel Messi, who is still recovering from a COVID-19 infection, and had to cope with the absence of the injured Neymar, forcing Pochettino to field Mauro Icardi alongside Kylian Mbappe in attack. Mbappe has scored nine goals and has eight assists in total. He has taken 46 shots, and the conversion rate is 20%, with a shot accuracy of 54%.

When Lionel Messi signed his contract with PSG, one of the most asked questions was how Mbappe and the Argentine would perform together. Fans were excited and worried at the same time when they saw this duo on the ground. As expected, in the beginning, the link-up between them was not working out, and it affected the results of the French club.

But slowly, they started to sync up well, and now it is like they have a connection while playing. It was crucial for the team, and after Neymar’s injury, they worried about moving on. Mbappe and Messi have given Pochettino relief by performing well and delivering results. The absence of Messi was also clearly seen in the match against Lyon.

In December, in the match against Monaco, Messi and Mbappe grabbed some records. Kylian Mbappe reached 100 goals in Ligue 1 for Paris Saint-Germain with the brace against Monaco. He is the youngest player to score 100 goals for a single team in the top-flight. He did it at the age of 22 years and 357 days.

Lionel Messi has been involved in at least one goal in consecutive games for Paris in all competitions for the very first time. A brace vs Club Brugge in UCL and an assist vs Monaco in the league game.

PSG needs to take back the league title they lost last season to Lille. Currently, they have 47 points from 20 games and a lead of 11 points to the second-placed Nice. There is also a massive lead of 19 points with last year’s champion, Lille.

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