Match Today: Paris Saint-Germain vs Reims 29-01-2023 French Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain will resume their Ligue 1 campaign after nearly two weeks at home to Reims on Sunday 28 January looking to bounce back from their shock loss to Rennes.

Reims scored a stunning 1-0 victory over the Parisians with Hamari Traore scoring the winning goal in the 65th minute. It was only the second loss of the league season allowing Lens to reduce the gap between them and the Parisians to just three points.

Another setback would spoil the title race wide open but Christophe Galtier had a 7-0 crushing victory over Pays de Caselles of the sixth tier in the French Cup, Reims came 11th in the Ligue 1 standings with just 25 points in 19 games won only five times.

Interestingly, the Reds and Whites have been unbeaten in their last 11 league matches since losing 3-0 to Monaco.

PSG have won eight of their last nine Ligue 1 home matches against Reims, the last time they lost such a clash was in In 2019, the loss on the night would see PSG lose consecutive league matches for the first time since September 2020.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Reims

In the last 17 confrontations between them, Paris Saint-Germain won 11 times and lost three times, and the last time Reyes beat Paris Saint-Germain was in September 2019 2-0. Since then, the Parisians have gone six matches unbeaten against them, winning their first five matches.

PSG have won eight of their last matches at home to Reims, after losing 1-0 to Rennes in their last Ligue 1 match, PSG could lose consecutively in the league for the first time since September 2, 2020.

Reims are unbeaten in their last 11 matches in Ligue 1 which is the current longest streak in Ligue 1 and the longest such streak in the Premier League since March 2019 13 PSG are unbeaten in their last 31 home matches, scored in the last 20 matches Paris tally Saint-Germain's 47 points after 19 games is the fifth-best tally in Ligue 1.

Reims have gone on an 11-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 which is the longest run of its kind in Ligue 1 at this time and also the club's best run of results since 2019. PSG have gone unbeaten in their last 31 Ligue 1 home matches.

Reims have drawn 10 of their first 19 Ligue 1 matches this season, more than any other team in the league. Reims have only conceded 20 goals in Ligue 1 this season. Only the top three clubs have a better defensive record.

Reims vs Paris Saint-Germain

Reims have not lost in a while and could give the French champions a serious run for their money, but they can expect the hosts to prevail at the Parc des Princes. The Parisians' last league game ended in a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Rennes thanks to a 65th-minute goal from Hamari Traore.

This was Paris Saint-Germain's second league loss and the start of the year. Paris Saint-Germain's difficult run continues as they hope to regain their form before facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The French champions will miss defensive duo Presnel Kimpembe and Nordi Mukele, both of whom are struggling with injuries. Meanwhile, Nuno Mendes has also been left out of the squad, however, they will welcome back star midfielder Marco Verratti.

Marshall Munetsi and Azur Matusiwa will form the double pivot, with the trio of Junia Eto'o, Arbier Zeneli and Alexis Phelps playing the field. The in-form Florian Balogun will lead the line and will once again make sure he is the club's difference-maker.

The Arsenal loanee has been at his best this season and has scored ten goals in Ligue 1 this season, only Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have bettered him in Ligue 1 this season.