Lionel Messi will be looking to celebrate his record-extending Ballon d’Or success this week, as PSG look to extend their advantage at the top of the Ligue 1 standings. Nice are the visitors on Wednesday, as they look to solidify their place in the Champions League positions.
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It has been a near faultless display by PSG in the French top-flight this season, as the Parisians have already opened up to a 12-point advantage at the summit. It already looks extremely difficult to see anything other than a title success for the club this season, and they have found new gears in the league over recent weeks.
PSG come into this fixture having won their last four league fixtures. Meanwhile, Messi will be looking to mark a seventh Ballon d’Or success by continuing his fine recent domestic form in France. PSG extended their advantage at the top of the standings on Sunday, as they eased to a 3-1 win on the road against St Etienne. Central defender Marquinhos scored twice in that success, while Angel Di Maria also found the back of the net.
Nice will come into this fixture as underdogs, but they are one of the better teams in Ligue 1 this season. They are currently sitting third in the standings, but their advantage in the race for Champions League positions has been reduced in recent weeks, as they have won just once in three.
Nice were handed a second defeat in three games at the weekend, which was also their fourth loss of the season. Regardless, they still have the joint-best defensive record in Ligue 1 this term. Their most recent defeat came on Saturday, as they were edged out by Metz, who won 1-0 away from home.
PSG vs Nice Head to Head
There would be no shock to hear that PSG have dominated the recent meetings between the sides. The leaders have won six of the last seven fixtures between the sides, with the only draw coming in a 1-1 scoreline in May 2019. Nice last won this fixture back in April 2017, as they won their home fixture towards the end of the season 3-1.
PSG vs Nice Prediction
PSG will have their tails up ahead of a big festive run of fixtures. They should easily get the win in this fixture on Wednesday, and we expect Messi to get his name on the scoresheet for good measure.
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