Paris Saint-Germain resumes their quest to get the one major trophy that has eluded them so far, “Ol’ Big Ears,” on Tuesday night. They’ll welcome Maccabi Haifa to the French capital for a UCL group stage clash that is part of a huge slate of European action.
Paris is heavily favored in this one, and with that all in mind, let’s look at who could be in the first team, for them, for this midweek clash.
Paris Saint-Germain at Maccabi Haifa FYIs
Kick: Tue. Oct 25, 8pm, Parc des Princes
Competition: UCL Group H, Matchday 5 of 6
Paris Saint-Germain team news: go here
Google Result Probability: PSG 89% Maccabi Haifa 3% Draw 8%
UCL Group Standings: PSG: 1st, 8 pts Maccabi Haifa 4th, 3 pts
The club has had a lot of distraction to deal with lately, on account of all the reports surrounding Kylian Mbappe, and his wanting to leave the team he had input over building the roster of.
The club seems passed that noise now, at least for the time being.
PSG Starting XI Prediction vs Maccabi Haifa (Champions League)
Donnarumma; Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos; Hakimi, Vitinha, Ruiz, Bernat; Messi; Mbappe, Neymar
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