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PSG vs Monaco final LIVE Football Score 12 Dec 2021

PSG vs Monaco final LIVE Football Score 12 Dec 2021

PSG is set to lock horns with Monaco in our match of the week, a game that will be keenly watched by millions of fans. Both teams haven’t lost in the last five Ligue 1 matches. We preview this game in detail to provide our readers with well-researched analysis and free predictions. Heading into the contest, PSG are sitting comfortably at the top of the standings, having collected 42 points from their 17 matches so far, opening up an eleven-point lead over second-placed Rennes. However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been held to two consecutive draws in the league, failing to beat OGC Nice and RC Lens.

PSG lost six points to Monaco in Ligue 1 fixtures last season. This fixture, therefore, presents the Parisians with an opportunity to get their revenge on the back of a 2-0 Coupe de France in May this year. Les Parisiens did return to winning ways earlier in the week, beating Club Brugge 4-1 in the midweek UEFA Champions League fixture. And the manager will be hoping that his team carry that momentum forward and bag all three points in what would be their penultimate Ligue 1 encounter before the mid-season break.

Meanwhile, AS Monaco have not made the best of starts to the new season and find themselves in seventh place in the standings, having collected just 26 points from 17 games. However, Niko Kovac & co. are just a point shy of Nice in fourth and three below third-placed Marseille. They will be hoping to cut down that gap before heading into the winter break.

Monaco are unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions, although their previous match ended in a 1-1 draw against Sturm Graz in the UEFA Europa League. Before that, though, the Principality outfit had thrashed SCO Angers 3-1 and FC Metz 4-0 in Ligue 1 and will look to draw inspiration from those outings against the league leaders.

The corresponding fixture last season had ended in a 2-0 win for Monaco over PSG, with Sofiane Diop and Guillermo Maripan finding the back of the net. Ahead of their latest meeting on Sunday night, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at both teams.

Mauricio Pochettino will field his strongest possible lineup on Sunday night as he looks to lead PSG to their first win in three games in Ligue 1. Gianluigi Donnarumma ought to be retained in goal ahead of veteran star Keylor Navas while Marquinhos and Abdou Diallo form the centre-back pairing that will shield the Italian shot-stopper.

Juan Bernat ought to come into the starting XI at left-back in the injury-enforced absence of Mendes. Meanwhile, there is no looking past Achraf Hakimi in the right-back slot, with the Moroccan likely to be key with his forward forays down the flank.

Idrissa Gueye should slot in as the No. 6 for PSG, with Marco Verratti and Ander Herrera likely to be the other two central midfielders. The former will look to open up play with his vision and incisive passes, while the latter will provide the legs in the engine room. Leandro Paredes and Georginio Wijnaldum would be additional options from the bench.

Most of our predictions involving PSG have tipped opponents to score against the Parisians. We still hold the same view in this post. The hosts are still struggling with defensive issues which have seen them keep only two clean sheets in the last ten matches in all competitions. The hosts have the firepower and we think they will take their scoring chances against Monaco in this big game.

We are expecting a goal fest at Parc de Princes when PSG hosts Monaco on Sunday 12th December 2021. At least two goals were scored in the last five meetings when PSG hosted Monaco and this should equally be a high scoring encounter given that both sides are in great scoring form.

PSG has one mission in this match. Getting revenge after losing both legs last season should be the main agenda for Mauricio Pochettino. A 2-0 away victory in a cup fixture in May this year set the tone for what Monaco should expect in this trip.

Paris Saint-Germain welcome AS Monaco to Parc des Princes on Sunday with Les Parisiens 11 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit and Les Monegasques improving in eighth and within reach of the European places. PSG lost home and away to Monaco last season while Mauricio Pochettino’s men are in better overall domestic form than Niko Kovac’s side this term.

LONDON — Were Arsenal in crisis? It certainly felt like they were teetering on the brink of it 45 minutes before kick off here. Their captain banished from the squad, two woeful road defeats in their rearview mirror and a plentiful supply of questions over whether their 10 game unbeaten run in the autumn had been nothing more than swatting aside the Premier League’s low hanging fruit.

Now? They are a point off fourth heading into Wednesday’s clash with the team that occupy the promised land, West Ham United. Had you offered Mikel Arteta that position at the start of the season, let alone after they’d lost their first three games of the season without scoring a goal, he would surely have taken it. At this stage in the past two seasons Arsenal were an afterthought in the top four conversation. They at least have a fighting chance now.

Yet, it is hard to imagine that they will still do if they play like they did in this 3-0 win over an injury-riddled Southampton. Certainly there were moments when everything clicked into gear — the 16 pass move that ended in Alexandre Lacazette thudding home the opening goal — but it took some time before they outnumbered the early moments at the Emirates Stadium which had fans suitably worried to watch them peering through fingers covering their eyes.

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