UCL Preview: PSG vs Red Star



Kick off: 18:55 (CET)

Date: Wed, 03-Oct-18

Probable Lineups

PSG focus

Buffon serves the final match of a two-game suspension here, but Verratti has served his ban and is free to play on Wednesday.

Kurzawa and Alves are both sidelined for the home side, while Meunier, Diarra, Dagba, Draxler and Jese are also doubts.

Kehrer may be required at right-back if Meunier fails to prove his fitness in time, while Marquinhos could return to centre-back after playing in midfield against Liverpool.

Cavani will return to the starting XI after being benched at the weekend.

FK Crvena Zvezda focus

Stojiljkovic is ruled out for the FK Crvena Zvezda, while Savic is a doubt.

After holding Napoli to a 0-0 draw in gameweek 1, the away side have no reason to tinker with their squad, fitness of players permitting.

Babic is favourite to deputise for Savic if the centre-back fails to recover from injury in time.

Stats

Paris Saint-Germain have only lost two of their last 28 Champions League home games and are expected to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat away to Liverpool last time out in Europe.

FK Crvena Zvezda were drawn in a group of death alongside PSG, Liverpool and Napoli and were expected to lose every single game. They have already exceeded expectations after drawing 0-0 with Napoli last time out.

PSG haven’t found their best form under new manager Thomas Tuchel but they are expected to come through Wednesday’s match with ease. They have scored at least three goals in each of their opening five home matches in all competitions this season.

Prediction

PSG 4-0 FK Crvena Zvezda