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PSG vs Juventus: UEFA Champions Leauge Preview

PSG vs Juventus:

This season’s Champions League is the 68th season of Europe’s elite club competition. Also, it 31st since it was renamed the UEFA Champions League (1992). The most exciting fixture in this UCL group stage is PSG vs Juventus.

We are again ready for more league game actions. Its group stage matches start on Tuesday, 6th September 2022.

As match day begins with Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea as the opening match of the UCL Group Stage.

PSG vs Juventus: Head-to-Head:

PSG and Juventus have played three matches against each other with results in favor of Juventus. They played in the UEFA Cup semi-final in 1993. The scoreline was 3-1 on aggregate over 2 leg game.

Similarly, the 3rd time they played at the International Champions Cup was won by Juventus over a 3-2 scoreline in July 2017.

PSG vs Juventus
PSG are top contenders to win Champions laeuge season 2022-23
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This is their 1st meeting with PSG and Juventus in the UEFA Champions League.

Furthermore, if we look at their last 5 matches, PSG has won 4 and tied 1, whereas Juventus has won 2 and tied 3.

PSG form guide: W-W-D-W-W

Juventus form guide: D-W-D-D-W

Team News

PSG

Portuguese midfielder Vitinha is injured during the Nantes game. Vitinha is likely to miss the Champion League with Juventus at Parc des Princes. Timothee Pembele, a PSG academy graduate, is also out for a few weeks due to a ligament Injury.

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Ramos will be ready for today game against Juventus
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Injured: Timothee Pembele

Doubtful: Vitinha, Pablo Sarabia

Suspended: None

Juventus

Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Chiesa, and Wojciech Szczesny are injured. Angel Di Maria also picked a minor injury last week and might not start the game.

Injured: Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Chiesa, Wojciech Szczesny, Marley Ake, Kaio Jorge

Doubtful: Angel Di Maria

Suspended: None

PSG vs Juventus: Last five-game performance analysis:

Last 5 matches’ performance PSG Juventus
Possessions 60.2% 48.2%
Goals scored 19 7
Pass Accuracy 90% 83%
Fouls per Game 10.6 12
Goals conceded 4 2
Shots 18.6 11.2
Shots received 10.2 12.4
Goals per Game 3.8 1.4
Goals Conceded per Game 0.8 0.4

Players to watch out for

Some players from both clubs are in searing forms. Players to watch out for are:

Neymar

Neymar Jr is in the best form of his life since joining PSG in 2017. The Brazilian talisman has scored 7 goals and 6 assists in 6 matches in the Ligue 1 this season.

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian is the main man of the star-studded line in this PSG team. He has also scored 7 goals in the 6 Ligue 1 this season.

Due to his lethal goal-scoring ability and lightning-bolt fast speed, the French superstar always finds ways to score goals in every situation.

Playing with the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe always gets the service to score goals, making him the world’s top prolific goal scorer.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi joined PSG the previous season alongside the likes of Sergio Ramos, Keylor Navas, and Gini Wainaldum. Since joining PSG the Argentinian star hasn’t been able to perform at his best as in Barcelona.

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Messi and Neymar beofre their clash with Juventus
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In this season former Barcelona star has just managed to score 3 goals and 6 assists which is less compared to his previous season. But with a player of his caliber, this Argentinian can be a serious threat to opponents.

Dusan Vlahovic

After the departure of Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Alvaro Morata, the Serbian striker is the face of the Juventus attacks. Last season Vlahovic scored 7 goals, and 1 assist in 15 league matches.

Dusan Vlahovic
Dusan Vlahovic has 4 goals in 4 matches this season
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This season Vlahovic has already scored 4 goals in 4 matches. Juventus star is an out-and-out prolific striker who is very good with his left foot, right foot, and header.

Predicted Starting XI

PSG XI (3-4-3): Navas, Ramos, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Nuno Mendes, Hakimi, Sanches, Verratti, Mbappe, Messi, Neymar

Juventus XI (4-3-3): Mattia Perin, Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer, Sandro, Locatelli, Parades, Mckennie, Di Maria, Vlahovic, Filip Kostic

Match Prediction

PSG have an excellent squad at their disposal and has scored 19 goals in the previous 5 matches in the Ligue 1. Lionel Messi, Neymar JR, and Kylian Mbappe are in fierce form.

Juventus have a pretty bad injury record this season. Players like Paul Pogba,  Wojciech Szczesny, Federico Chiesa will be the major miss.

On paper, PSG has a better squad than Juventus.

Prediction: PSG 3-0 Juventus

Match Link

USA: CBS Network.­­­

UK: BT Sports.

France: beIN Sports.

Italy: Sky Sports Italia, Amazon Prime Video

India/Nepal: Sony Liv, Sony Ten 2.

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