Your comprehensive guide to the Paris Saint-Germain match today against RC Lens in the French League 2022

Today, the sixteen week of the Ligue 1 season begins for the current season 2023/2022, and we highlight specifically the match between Paris Saint-Germain against RC Lens, which we will show you a comprehensive guide to in the coming lines.

Match preview

A top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash pits the champs against the unforeseen challengers on New Year's Day, as Lens welcome Paris Saint-Germain to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

Franck Haise's side were held to a goalless draw by Nice in their initial game back because the World Cup, while Les Parisiens left it really late undoubtedly to beat Strasbourg 2-1.

A scientific touch was out the agenda for either side when Nice did battle with Lens on Thursday night, as both sides drank hands on a share of the spoils adhering to a boring 0-0 draw, with Haise's guys falling short to make their dominant durations of property matter.

Failure to find the rear of the internet against Les Aiglons ended Lens' impressive five-game winning run in Ligue 1, however Haise as well as his bubbly crop remain to make waves at this level of football and are PSG's most significant risk to the title as points stand.

Les Sang et Or - that were enduring life in the doldrums of Ligue 2 as recently as 2019-20 - are sitting pretty in 2nd location with a total of 37 factors from 16 games, seven adrift of the runaway champions as well as four clear of Marseille in 3rd place.

While Lens have actually occasionally flattered to deceive on the road this term, their record at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis is the thesaurus definition of excellence, as the hosts have actually won all eight of their Ligue 1 residence games until now this period - not also PSG can boast such a warm touch of kind.

Haise's side are unsurprisingly the top-performing team on their own lawn in Ligue 1 this term - besting the similarity Rennes as well as Lyon currently - as well as yielding simply one objective in their last 5 top-flight video games on residence soil will absolutely lead to a shred of worry from the going to party.

Squandering no time at all in returning to base after experiencing his first taste of World Mug broken heart, Kylian Mbappe confirmed that he did not leave his penalty-spot expertise in Qatar, as the Golden Boot champion held his nerve from 12 lawns right at the fatality to secure a slim win versus Strasbourg.

Coincidentally, the man whose missed out on penalty knocked Brazil out of the World Cup was associated with both of the opening goals at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday, as Marquinhos headed in from Neymar's free kick before an Adrien Thomasson go across cannoned off the centre-back into the back of the internet for Strasbourg's equaliser.

Neymar would then go from hero to no - getting a 2nd yellow card for diving - yet Mbappe attracted a nasty in the charge area in the sixth min of second-half injury time and did what he does best from the 12-yard mark to seal a last-gasp accomplishment.

A sixth succeeding win in Ligue 1 ensured that PSG would preserve their healthy and balanced seven-point lead on top of the rankings getting in 2023, and for every one of Lens' astonishing efficiencies on home soil this term, Christophe Galtier's males have actually dropped a mere 2 points on the road all season long.

Along with going down 2 factors away from house, PSG have actually additionally yielded simply 2 objectives in their 8 Ligue 1 games on competing lawn this period, however they were held to a pair of attracts by continuous surprise plan Lens in the 2021-22 project as well as will certainly take absolutely nothing for granted versus Haise as well as his overachieving charges.

Lens manager Haise saw his group come through their draw with Nice unharmed, leaving the hosts with a quartet of validated absentees for this showdown, consisting of ACL targets Jimmy Cabot as well as Wuilker Farinez.

Striking duo David Costa (shoulder) and also Adam Buksa (ankle joint) do not have as long a road to healing yet should additionally miss out here, which can attract Haise right into fielding one more 3-5-2 from the first whistle versus PSG's piled midfield.

Jean Onana can anticipate a start against the champs if that holds true, although Lois Openda replaced the Cameroon global prior to the hour mark on Thursday and can now come in for Onana or Wesley Said.

At the same time, PSG assaulter Neymar can possibly appreciate some New Year's Eve events after his sending versus Strasbourg, which rules him out of the trip to Lens with suspension, so a return for Carlos Soler in the number 10 function is definitely in order.

Lionel Messi will likely get on the aircraft back to Paris a couple of hours prior to PSG start on New Year's Day, and also the Argentine misses out once again together with Presnel Kimpembe and also Nuno Mendes, although Renato Sanches could potentially return from a bruise in time for Sunday's clash.

The lacks of Neymar and also Messi, alongside a knee scare for Hugo Ekitike, could see Pablo Sarabia begin in the final 3rd, while El Chadaille Bitshiabu was handed an unexpected start at left-back on Wednesday after Juan Bernat reported pain in his upper leg.

The 17-year-old made a lot of praise for his fully grown performance, however Galtier could begin Nordi Mukiele on the left for this competition, as Achraf Hakimi returns on the right.

Lens possible beginning lineup:

Samba; Medina, Danso, Gradit; Frankowski, Abdul Samed, Fofana, Onana, Machado; Sotoca, Openda

Paris Saint-Germain possible starting schedule:

Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos, Mukiele; Vitinha, Verratti, Ruiz; Soler; Mbappe, Sarabia

We state: Lens 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain

No Neymar? No Messi? No enjoyable for PSG. While Mbappe is constantly with the ability of conjuring up some game-changing moments for the champs, even his powers are rather limited when the famous trifecta is broken up.

Lens have actually swept aside every enemy that has actually visited their fortress this term, as well as while success over the defensively-sound Parisiens may still be an action as well far, we trust Haise's side to hold the champions to a low-scoring draw.

Event details:

NAME: RC Lens - Paris Saint-Germain

DATE: 1 Jan 2023

TIME: 19:45 UTC

VENUE: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France

What channels will broadcast the match between RC Lens and Paris Saint-Germain?

  beIN Sports MENA 2 HD

  beIN Sports MENA English 1 HD

  beIN Sports MENA Premium 1 HD

  beIN Sports Türkiye 4 HD

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