Paris Saint-Germain will clash heads with Maccabi Haifa at the Haifa Municipal Stadium this Wednesday night as they look to secure another good result in the UEFA Champions League. PSG are in a good run of form as they beat Brest by a 1-0 scoreline recently, so their confidence will be sky-high ahead of this game.
Christophe Galtier will opt for a 3-4-3 formation and is expected to make a couple of tweaks to his starting XI for this game. Nuno Mendes and Marquinhos could get a chance to play from the start while Danilo Pereira and Juan Bernat drop to the bench.
3-4-3 Paris Saint-Germain Predicted Lineup To Face Maccabi Haifa
Gianluigi Donnarumma will feature in between the sticks for the French club after he kept a clean sheet versus Brest in his last outing. PSG are expected to line up with a back three of Sergio Ramos, Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos for this game as they try to keep things tidy on the defensive end of the field.
Danilo Pereira will provide cover for the centre-back spots on Galtier’s bench.
Vitinha and Marco Verratti will act as the holding midfielders as they focus on dominating the battle in the middle of the park. Galtier will ask them to anchor the midfield well and engineer a few decent chances in the Maccabi Haifa half.
Nuno Mendes would hope to put his pace to good use on the left flank. Ashraf Hakimi will fill in on the other side as the right-sided wide player. Both of them will be given the responsibility to make some overlapping runs out on the flanks.
Fabian Ruiz will have to settle for a place on the bench as he awaits his opportunity to make an impact in the latter stages if required.
Neymar Jr. will get another chance to shine as the left-winger while Lionel Messi tries to weave his magic from the right. Neymar managed to net the only goal of the game against Brest, so he will look forward to this European game in the hopes of another influential performance this Wednesday.
Kylian Mbappe will lead the charge for the Parisian giants in this midweek game. The French striker will fancy his chances of scoring once again in the UEFA Champions League this week.
Hugo Ekitike will be available for selection on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second half if needed.