Ligue 1 reigning champions Paris Saint Germain will start their 2022-2023 competition this weekend when they travel to Stade Gabriel-Montpied for a clash with Clermont Foot. Match day schedules for August 6 at 22:00 EAT.
The host opens their season which much bigger ambition after a disappointing finish last term, the finished right above the relegation playoffs (17th of 20) with 26 points. Coming into this game, Clermont Foot played three pre-season fixtures against, Lens, Monpellier and Rodez; recording two wins against one loss respectively.
Clermont Foot will be looking to start their campaign with better results after 1-2 Ligue 1 losing effort to Lyon in their last league meeting. In that game, Clermont Foot managed 45% possession, 18 shots with three of them on target and a goal scored by Mohamed Bayo (59′). Lyon got 21 shots with five of them on target and goals by Moussa Dembélé (26′) and Houssem Aouar (49′).
PSG on the other side has been one the best teams in the Ligue 1 for a long time and they are definitely going to continue with the superb performance this season. Coming into this encounter, Christophe Galtier’s mean won their all their pre- season fixtures we expect the fine form to continue.
PSG will want another win following 4-0 Trophée des Champions success to beat Nantes in their most recent fixture. In that game, PSG had 62% possession 15 shots with eight of them on target and goals scored by Lionel Messi (22′), Neymar (45′, 82′) and Sergio Ramos (57′). Nantes got eight shots with two of them on target.
Clermont Foot vs. Paris St. Germain head to head
There have been two head to head encounters between these two sides since 2021; both won by PSG.
- Clermont Foot 1-6 PSG 09/04/22
- PSG 4-0 Clermont Foot 11/09/21
- Clermont Foot 2-0 Rodez
- Montpellier 0-2 Clermont Foot
- Clermont Foot 1-3 Lens
- Clermont Foot 1-2 Lyon
- Strasbourg Alsace 1-0 Clermont Foot
- PSG 4-0 Nantes
- Gamba 2-6 PSG
- Urawa 0-3 PSG
- Frontale 1-2 PSG
- PSG 2-0 Quevilly-Roue
Clermont Foot team news
Pascal Gastien has no fitness or suspension concerns ahead of this game.
Paris Saint Germain team news
Christophe Galtier will take to the pitch with a fully fit squad.
Prediction and odds
Paris St. Germain is definitely our pick for this game; the club is in great form from the end season to the pre-season while Clermont Foot has been through struggles even with lighter teams.
- Paris St. Germain Win
- Goals over 2.5
- Both teams to score