Paris Saint-Germain's coach Mauricio Pochettino is concerned about Lionel Messi's recent knee injury. However, according to the latest reports, Lionel Messi is working hard and will most likely start against Manchester City in a Champions League match on Wednesday (September 29). On the other side, Manchester City have shown signs of regaining their best form after defeating Chelsea in this week's Premier League match. The game will take place at Parc des Princes in Paris and will start at 1 a.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). The match preview and prediction of PSG vs. Man City are discussed in this article.
Probable Team Lineups: PSG vs. Man City
Ilkay Gundogan, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and John Stones are all doubtful for the PSG match. It's unclear if they will be able to recover in time for the big match. Apart from them, all of Man City's players are ready to start against PSG.
Probable Playing XI (Man City):
Ederson (GK), Kyle Walker (RB), Ruben Dias (CB), Aymeric Laporte (CB), Joao Cancelo (LB), Rodri (DM), Bernardo Silva (CM), Kevin De Bruyne (CM), Riyad Mahrez (RW), Jack Grealish (LW), Ferran Torres (FW)
Paris Saint-Germain are dealing with a number of injuries. They will be without a number of important players for the matchup against Manchester City. Italian midfielder Marco Verratti and veteran Spanish defender Sergio Ramos are among them. Argentine attacking midfielder Angel Di Maria will be unavailable for selection due to a suspension. However, PSG have the depth in their squad to field a strong starting lineup against Man City.
Probable Playing XI (PSG):
Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK), Achraf Hakimi (RB), Marquinhos (CB), Presnel Kimpembe (CB), Abdou Diallo (LB), Idrissa Gueye (CM), Leandro Paredes (CM), Ander Herrera (CM), Lionel Messi (RW), Neymar (LW), Kylian Mbappe (FW)
Head-to-Head: PSG vs. Man City
Both teams have faced each other five times, with Manchester City winning the head-to-head duel with three wins.
On the other side, PSG, have only won one game and one match ended in a draw. Manchester City have won all of their encounters against PSG in the Champions League, while PSG have won a Europa League match against Man City.
PSG have never beaten Man City at Parc des Princes. On the other hand, Man City won a match against PSG in Paris.