French Ligue 1 leaders PSG will be looking to extend their advantage at the top of the standings this weekend as they visit Nantes. The Parisians should be in good confidence after a huge win in the opening leg of their round of 16 clash against Real Madrid.
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The attention turns back to domestic competition in France for PSG this weekend, as the high of Tuesday’s Champions League win against Real Madrid must be put to one side. PSG have opened up a commanding advantage at the top of the standings in Ligue 1, as they sit 13 points clear of Marseille coming into this round of fixtures.
The Parisians have won each of their last four games in Ligue 1, which has seen them stretch their lead given that the sides below them have dropped points in recent weeks. PSG have scored stoppage time winners in each of their last two games in all competitions.
Kylian Mbappe has scored both dramatic winners, with his 93rd minute goal being the difference against Rennes last weekend. The Frenchman also scored in the 94th minute against Real Madrid in mid-week.
Nantes will be no push overs for PSG this weekend, as they will be looking for vital points in their race to finish in a European position this term. The French side are currently ninth in the Ligue 1 standings, but are just two points outside of the Europa League positions.
Their recent form has been relatively decent, as they have won two of their previous three games. An unlikely success this weekend could see them move ahead many of their rivals for European football this season. Their latest win came against Reims, as Moses Simon scored the winning goal after 17 minutes.
Nantes vs PSG Head to Head
PSG have picked up victories in 20 of the previous 22 meetings between these sides. They have averaged 2.5 goals per game over the course of that record, while Nantes have averaged just 0.6 goals per game. PSG have won three of the previous four games against Nantes, which includes their 3-1 victory earlier in the season.
Nantes vs PSG Prediction
PSG are riding a wave at present, and their win over Real Madrid in midweek will see them come into this fixture in great confidence. We can’t see past the travelling side taking the points this weekend, and could see them claiming a 3-0 success with Mbappe once again getting on the scoresheet.
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