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  • 31 March 2012
  • • 20:00
  • • Stade Marcel Picot, Tomblaine
  • Referee: L. Duhamel
  • • Attendance: 18800
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Nancy - Paris Saint-Germain Preview: Stuttering visitors aiming to bounce back and reclaim top spot in Ligue 1

Nancy - Paris Saint-Germain Preview: Stuttering visitors aiming to bounce back and reclaim top spot in Ligue 1

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Carlo Ancelotti's men are aiming to take advantage of leaders Montpellier's week off, and secure a first win in four games against a Nancy side in good form of late.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

AS NANCY LORRAINE


N'Dy Assembe
Loties, Andre Luiz, Puygrenier, Haidara
Sane
Karaboue, Traore, Mollo
Bakar, Niculae

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN


Sirigu
Jallet, Alex, Sakho, Maxwell
Motta, Sissoko
Menez, Pastore, Nene
Hoarau

Nancy boss Jean Fernandez has no standing injury problems to mull over ahead of Saturday's visit of the title challengers to Stade Marcel Picot.

With two consecutive wins, and a four match unbeaten run under ASNL's belts, including victories over Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier and Lyon, the hosts are expected to line-up with more or less the same team that has featured recently with Lossemy Karaboue expected to regain his place back in the side after sitting out the win over Brest.

Paris Saint-Germain meanwhile are beginning to show the symptoms of a side in disarray. After two late draws against Caen and Bordeaux in Ligue 1, either side of a Coupe de France defeat to Lyon.

Reports surfaced this week of Carlo Ancelotti embarking on a vicious rant at his players after recent lacklustre performances with captain Mamadou Sakho holding a team meeting to discuss the situation, on top of a training ground bust-up involving Mohamed Sissoko and Kevin Gameiro.

Nevertheless, PSG, who sit seond in the table - trailing Montpellier on goal difference - have no pressing worries either. Guillaume Hoarau is set to continue upfront in a 4-2-3-1 formation, as Ancelotti continues to place faith in Christophe Jallet, who looks set to continue in the problematic right-back role.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Nancy sit 13th in the table following their 1-0 win over Brest which boosted their survival hopes.
  • Jean Fernandez's men have not lost to PSG since March 2009, even inflicting les Parisien's first home defeat of the season back in September, courtesy of Jean Calve's winner. 
  • The hosts, who are on their best run for five months, have collected the most points in March in the entire division.
  • PSG slipped to second in the table, following a 1-1 draw with Bordeaux last weekend.
  • Ancelotti's men are still unbeaten in 14 games in the league.
  • Les Parisiens, who have collected as much points as the whole of last season have scored 19 goals in the last 15 minute period of matches this season.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Nancy

PSG

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

AS Nancy-Lorraine NAN
AS Nancy-Lorraine Nancy
Draw
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
21%
72%

Top 3 Predictions

AS Nancy-Lorraine NAN
0 - 2
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
AS Nancy-Lorraine NAN
1 - 2
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
AS Nancy-Lorraine NAN
1 - 3
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG

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