Paris Saint-Germain will face Benfica on Tuesday night as they welcome their visitors to Parc Des Princes for the UEFA Champions League match-up. The French giants recorded a 1-1 draw against the Portuguese outfit in the reverse fixture last week, so they will be looking to firmly take charge as they sit at the top of Group H.
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. Pablo Sarabia will feature in place of Lionel Messi while Danilo Pereira plays from the start replacing Presnel Kimpembe in the back.
3-4-3 Paris Saint-Germain Predicted XI Vs Benfica
Gianluigi Donnarumma will operate in between the sticks for the French club as he hopes to give a strong performance and earn a clean sheet. PSG are expected to line up with a back three of Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos and Danilo for this home encounter as they try to keep things tidy on the defensive end of the field.
Presnel Kimpembe will remain sidelined for the home side through injury, hence the Parisians will have no cover in the defensive positions, so they’ll have to remain cautious at the back.
Vitinha and Marco Verratti will act as the holding midfielders as they focus on dominating the battle in the middle of the park. They will be expected to anchor the midfield well and create a few decent chances in the opponents’ half.
Juan Bernat would replace Nuno Mendes hoping 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 and Carlos Soler will have to settle for a place on the bench as they await an opportunity to make an impact in the latter stages.
Neymar Jr. will need to weave his magic from the left and create chances in front of the goal while Pablo Sarabia operates on the right. The Brazilian winger will look forward to this European game in the hopes of another influential performance in this home encounter.
Kylian Mbappe will lead the charge for the Parisian giants in this midweek game. The French striker will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net 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.