Valenciennes vs PSG by Sunshine
Valenciennes continues to disappoint from week to week as the team seems quite unable to resist to most of the French Ligue 1 teams as their destiny doesn't seem that bright for the forthcoming months. After six rounds they have won victory, earned at the season premiere and five losses, five consecutive losses that have created quite an ugly atmosphere inside the team.
Most recently, they are coming from a 4:0 defeat away to Nice last weekend, as they experienced this season's heaviest defeat for now. With eleven goals conceded for now, they are second worst defense while everybody understand it's the part of the team that needs improvement. However, neither their attack is much better with only four goals scored in six games. In many matches, the team was unable to resist to much superior teams and have looked like a real candidates for relegation. Currently they are second from the bottom with only three points earned and it's obvious they will have to search for their points in matches to come, but not this one tonight. Home side has no significant absentees for this game and aren't expected to change a lot in comparison to their five previous defeats in a row.
PSG, on the other side, is coming from a 1:1 draw against Monaco in Paris last weekend. Although the hosts were leading early in the game with a goal from Ibrahimovic scored in fifth minute, they weren't able to keep the lead as Falcao equalized in 20th minute. Team from Paris had control over the match in rest of the game, created several good chances, but weren't able to determine the winner while the Monaco players were content with their defensive role till the end of the game.
With this draw, PSG remained second at the table with 12 points, two behind Monaco, however they remain unbeaten in first six rounds with 3-3-0 record. They have scored in every game till now, maintaining at the same time best defensive lineup in the league with only four goals conceded till now. Their coach Blanc announced that he will have to rotate a few players, as the team is awaiting too many matches in next weeks, while the target remains getting the three pointer easy. Defender Thiago Silva will not be included into the lineup, as he suffered injury against Monaco. Meanwhile, central defender Alex is doubtful for this game, but still with chances to play.
Even if Blanc rests a couple of players, his team still has a lot more quality to easily overpower out of form teams like their hosts are. Everything except easy victory against a team they have good tradition with, would be a huge surprise for the Parisians.