PSG will visit AC Ajaccio in the opening of Matchday 12 of 2022-2023 Ligue 1. The leaders are going to be without two big names for this game. Find out the probable lineups of both sides ahead of this clash at Stade François Coty.
The 2022-2023 Ligue 1 kicks off Matchday 12 on Friday 21 October with a strong line-up. AC Ajaccio vs PSG is a great way to get into the weekend with a star-studded team in action.
PSG currently lead the league with a near-perfect score. Nine wins and two draws in 11 games put them at the top of the table. However, it was not easy for the Paris team. They did beat Olympique Marseille in a rivalry game last Sunday, but a 1-0 win was their only one in their last four games in all competitions. With a Champions League challenge against Maccabi Haifa on the horizon, it could be a trap if they don’t stay focused.
At AC Ajaccio, the situation is almost the opposite. Their 18th place finish would have cost them their recently-acquired Ligue 1 spot, so they need better results. The good thing for them is that they have managed to get four in their last two games. But they need to improve at home as they have lost four games in a row at the Stade François Coty.
AC Ajaccio probable lineup
AC Ajaccio head coach Olivier Pantaloni must be thrilled with the improvement his players showed. But for this tough game he will still be without three elements. Qazim Laçi (hamstring), Romain Hamouma (ankle) and Yoann Touzghar (knee) are going to stay out due to their respective injuries.
AC Ajaccio lineup: Benjamin Leroy; Mohamed Youssouf, Oumar Gonzalez, Cédric Avinel, Youssouf Koné; Riad Nouri, Vincent Marchetti, Mathieu Coutadeur, Kevin Spadanuda; Mounaim El Idrissy and Bevic Moussiti-Oko.
PSG probable lineup
PSG has plenty of options in their squad in case of absences. In this case, Christophe Galtier will have to take advantage of the depth in the Parisian team. The main absent for this duel will be Neymar Jr. The Brazilian star scored the only goal against Olympique Marseille, but this time he won’t be available for a suspension. The other notable player set to miss this trip is Sergio Ramos for the same reason. A third mandatory modification will be the substitution of Danilo Pereira for an injury.
PSG lineup: Gianluigi Donnaruma; Achraf Hakimi, Nordi Mukiele, Marquinhos, Juan Bernat; Fabián Ruiz, Marco Verratti, Vitinha; Pablo Sarabia, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé.