|Mickael Le Bihan||Out||N/A|
|Jean Michael Seri||Out||7.29|
Paris Saint Germain
- Javier Pastore could be in line for a start here, although youngsters Giovani Lo Celso and Christopher Nkunku are also options for Emery in central midfield.
- Julian Draxler will replace Neymar on the left after the latter was sent off against Marseille last weekend.
- Thiago Motta has been playing through the pain with a knee injury and won’t be risked against Nice on Friday.
- Thomas Meunier is suffering from muscular pains and a late decision will be made on his involvement here.
- Wesley Sneijder could start here after impressing from the bench on Sunday.
- Maxime Le Marchand is also pushing for a recall after a poor outing from Barcelona loanee Marlon last time out.
- Jean Michael Seri faces a month on the sidelines, which should give Remi Walter the chance to impress against the Ligue 1 leaders on Friday.
PSG are undefeated in their last 28 home matches (Ligue 1).
PSG have been winning at both half time and full time in 6of their last 8 home matches (Ligue 1).
PSG have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Nice in all competitions.
PSG have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 home matches (Ligue 1).
Nice have lost their last 3 matches (Ligue 1).
PSG have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches against Nice in all competitions.
PSG are undefeated in their last 8 home matches against Nice in all competitions.
Nice have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches (Ligue 1).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in PSG‘s last 3 games (Ligue 1).
- This fixture was one of Ligue 1’s showpiece events last season but it would be foolish to expect the pulsating football of 2016-17 given Nice’s struggles this season.
- Unai Emery has a tough job here in terms of team selection in picking Neymar’s replacement, but the result should be a formality, even with the world’s most expensive player absent.