Troyes vs. Paris Saint-Germain injury, suspension list, predicted XIs

In the wake of another chaotic week in the French capital, Paris Saint-Germain endeavour to return to winning ways in Ligue 1 when they travel to meet Troyes on Sunday at the Stade de l’Aube.

Christophe Galtier’s league leaders lost 3-1 at home to Lorient last weekend, while ESTAC are on the brink of relegation thanks to a 1-0 reverse to Nice last time out, and here Sports Mole rounds up the team news for both clubs.

Paris Saint-Germain will hope to put a hefty week of turmoil behind them when they take on Troyes in Ligue 1 this weekend.

What is usually a crisis club has managed to outdo itself over the last few days,

losing 3-1 at home to Lorient and suspending Lionel Messi for skipping training and visiting Saudi Arabia.

That defeat last weekend has opened the door to rivals Marseille in the title race and they could end this round of games only two points behind their enemies from the capital.

PSG travel to a Troyes side who could be relegated this weekend. In theory, this should be three easy points for Christophe Galtier’s men in theory. But when do his side ever stick to such scripts?

Troyes team news
Manager Patrick Kisnorbo has three major injury woes to worry about.

Troyes vs. Paris Saint-Germain injury, suspension list, predicted XIs

Left-back Abdu is not expecte to return until the very latter stages of the season. Florian Tardieu and Renaud Ripart will not play again this term due to respective Achilles tendon injuries.

Troyes predicted lineup vs PSG
Troyes predicted lineup (3-4-3): Gallon; Zoukrou, Rami, Palmer-Brown; T. Balde, Agoume, Chavalerin, Larouci; Odobert, Reine-Adelaide; M. Balde

PSG team news
The headline news from the PSG camp is Messi’s suspension, which will see him miss the club’s next two matches.

Troyes vs. Paris Saint-Germain injury, suspension list, predicted XIs

Fellow superstar Neymar, who is wanted by Newcastle, is out for the season with an ankle problem. Nordi Mukiele, Nuno Mendes and Presnel Kimpembe too won’t play again this campaign.

Renato Sanches and Timothee Pembele are a couple of weeks away from comebacks, while Achraf Hakimi is serving a league-enforced suspension after being sent off against Lorient.

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PSG predicted lineup vs Troyes
PSG predicted lineup (4-2-2-2): Donnarumma; Marquinhos, Danilo, Ramos, Bernat; Verratti, Fabian; Vitinha, Soler; Ekitike, Mbappe

Troyes vs PSG score prediction
PSG are probably a little lucky in the sense that if they were up against any remotely competitive team this weekend, they would be in big trouble.

Fortunately for the reigning champions, they are up against a down-and-out Troyes side who could literally be down and out by Monday morning.

Galtier’s boys might just live to fight another day.