Stade des Costieres is the stage for Friday's second game in French top-flight as Nimes do battle with PSG. Both teams copped three points in their previous games and will be intent upon making it six points from two games. Who gets the three points this Friday?
PSG are heading into this game having won all three meetings between both sides. The Parisiens have scored six and conceded none in the last two meetings with Nimes. This points to just how dominant they have been over their opponents in recent seasons. With this, the Nimes troops will certainly feel they have something to prove as they entertain the defending champions.
Nimes' under-par start to the campaign
Nimes Olympique is in 13th place after six rounds of games in the French Ligue 1. Scoring nine goals and conceding seven isn't a bad feat. However, for a team that isn't blessed with so much attacking flair, they would need to be more resolute in defence if they're to break into the top 10 this season.
They were on the end of a famous win in their previous game as they ran out 1-0 winners away at Montpellier. A late strike from Renaud Ripart turned out to be the winning goal as they recorded their second win of the season.
Relentless Parisiens on the hunt
PSG are very much awake given their uncharacteristic start to the 2020/21 campaign. With that 6-1 victory at home to Angers, they have now won four straight league games thereby catapulting themselves to fourth place on the standings. If they win this Friday and things go their way, they could well end this week at the summit of the table. Neymar and Mbappe were both on the scoresheet as they ran riot against Angers last time out. Will Nimes suffer the same feat at the hands of the defending champions?
Nimes vs PSG Team News
Nimes possible starting XI:
Reynet; Burner, Briancon, Landre, Meling; Fomba, Cubas, Deaux; Ferhat, RIpart, Denkey
PSG possible starting XI:
Navas; Bakker, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Florenzi; Paredes, Herrera, Draxler; Neymar, Mbappe, Icardi
Nimes vs PSG Prediction: 0-3
Nimes Olympique will be keen on making it two wins from two after barely escaping Stade de la Mosson with all three points. However, all roads lead towards a comprehensive away win with the defending champions back to their sparkling best.