Paris Saint-Germain vs Reims
French Ligue 1
Date: 23 January 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Parc Des Princes (Paris).
Paris Saint-Germain are looking to extend the strong home form on Sunday evening when Reims come to visit Parc Des Princes in the last match of Gameweek No 22 in Ligue 1.
Les Parisiens are as many as eleven points clear at the top of the league ladder after yet another comprehensive victory last weekend.
Kylian Mbappe and Thilo Kehrer were on target in an easy 2-0 victory over Brest last Saturday. Mbappe has, however, suffered a groin issue and will be a doubt for Mauricio Pochettino ahead of this clash.
Nevertheless, the Argentinean manager will be encouraged with the return of his compatriot Lionel Messi who is set to feature in the starting eleven here. Neymar is still absent through injury.
Reims won’t travel to the capital in the highest of spirits. They suffered a disappointing 0-1 home defeat to Metz seven days ago.
Nevertheless, it is important to mention that the visitors have the best defensive record out of top-five teams in Ligue 1 this season.
Oscar Garcia’s men are indeed very tough to break down. They have allowed only two goals in the last six outings across competitions.
However, their outstanding defensive solidarity will face an extreme test here as Reims are about to battle the deadliest attacking line in France on Sunday.
PSG vs Reims Head-to-head
- Reims have not been a serious opposition to Paris Saint-Germain in the last couple of years.
- PSG won each of the last four meetings with Reims, scoring eleven unanswered goals in the process.
- PSG won six and lost one of the last seven home outings against Reims (19-6 goal difference along the way).
PSG vs Reims Prediction
PSG have been a formidable force at Parc Des Princes this season, regardless of the competition. Mauricio Pochettino’s men won eleven and drew one of the last twelve home matches across competitions.
Since Reims did not score in the last two games against bottom-half strugglers Clermont Foot and Metz, the home win just has to be the way to go here. You can back such a scenario at the 1.90 odds.