Paris Saint-Germain Vs Lille OSC LIVE Football Score 21 Aug 2022
PREDICTION AND WINNING ODDS
ABOUT THE MATCH
Lille OSC is going head to head with Paris Saint-Germain starting on 21 Aug 2022 at 18:45 UTC at Stade Pierre Mauroy stadium, Lille city, France. The match is a part of the Ligue 1.
Aiming to make it three wins from three games at the start of the new Ligue 1 campaign, Paris Saint-Germain will travel to take on Lille on Sunday.
Les Parisiens have kicked off their title defence with resounding wins over Clermont and Montpellier, while their opponents are also unbeaten with four points on the board.
After winning the Ligue 1 title in the 2020-21 season, Lille experienced a much tougher campaign last time around following Christophe Galtier‘s departure, eventually finishing 10th in France’s top flight.
Having appointed Paulo Fonseca as their new boss over the summer, Les Dogues headed into the new term with optimism, and they began on the front foot with a dominant victory over newly-promoted Auxerre.
Benjamin Andre and Jonathan David had them 2-0 up inside four minutes, and David would net a second before Akim Zedadka stretched their lead to four, with Gaetan Charbonnier‘s consolation goal for the visitors being the only blemish on an impressive day at the office.
They then travelled to Nantes last time out, and, after Moses Simon gave their hosts a lead, Les Dogues were only able to leave with a point thanks to Ismaily‘s second-half equaliser.
Now hoping to extend their unbeaten start to the season, Lille face a particularly difficult task, as they host the side who regained the title off them last season, led by the manager who guided them to the surprise triumph in 2021.
After leaving Lille and spending a year with Nice, Christophe Galtier has found a new home in the French capital, and Les Parisiens have quickly taken to his leadership, firstly thrashing Nantes 4-0 in the Trophee des Champions final as Neymar hit a brace alongside goals from Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos.
They then kicked off the league campaign with a trip to Clermont and dished out a 5-0 beating, with Neymar again on the scoresheet before Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos took the lead to three goals and Messi capped off the performance with a second-half double.
Sergio Ramos, Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos will line up across the defence, while Renato Sanches will hope to come in from the outset against the side he left in the summer, having come off the bench to score last time out.
Neymar will again play up front with plenty of confidence, having netted five goals in three competitive appearances thus far, with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe also set to play in a menacing attacking unit.
Lille possible starting lineup:
Leonardo; Zedadka, Fonte, Alexsandro, Gudmundsson; Andre, Gomes; David, Cabella, Bamba; Bayo
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe; Hakimi, Verratti, Sanches, Mendes; Messi; Neymar, Mbappe