After the agitated summer that finished without any news regarding the requested departure of Neymar from the club, PSG won the last two matches in Ligue 1 thanks to the Brazilian genius, and that has helped to kick off the process of reconciliation with the club’s fans…
PSG: This is what they signed Neymar for
When Paris Saint-Germain decided to spend 222 Million Euros on Neymar, their objective was certainly picking up a player that could show up on decisive and difficult moments, and it seems like the Brazilian decided to prove exactly that on the past couple of weeks.
Even having tried to explore options to leave the club at the end of the transfer window, the truth is that Neymar seems to be once again committed with the club’s cause, or at least he has the intention to show the clubs that didn’t want to sign him that they’ve made a mistake.
Neymar was decisive for PSG’s victory at home against Strasbourg two weeks ago and this weekend, he ensured a precious victory away from home against Lyon by 0-1, with an excellent technical display near the end of the match.
After the acrobatic kick against Strasbourg, Neymar now managed to escape dribble past a defender inside the box and fire with the left foot for an excellent goal from a position where he didn’t have a lot of space.
The quality of the Brazilian player is absolutely undeniable and only his apparent concern with extra-football matters has been stopping him from solidifying his status as one of the best players in the world.
Maintaining a good moment of form this season
At a stage where Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé are still out of the pitches due to injury, it has been Neymar and Angel Di María leading the fates of the team offensively, with the Argentinian shining on the Champions League match where they have beaten Real Madrid by 3-0.
Now, the Parisians play once again this Wednesday already and everything suggests that they will have too much arguments for a fragile Stade Reims that, is still making an interesting start of campaign this season, conceding only 2 goals in 6 rounds.
This will be their biggest test so far and their defence will finally understand their limits.
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For this encounter, PSG are the clear favourites, with odds of 1.15 on 1XBet and if they maintain the defensive solidity they’ve been showing for the past couple of weeks, betting on PSG to win & keep a clean sheet seems to be a very interesting option.
The side led by Thomas Tuchel also only conceded 2 goals in the Ligue 1 so far, and we should highlight that they are on a streak of 5 consecutive victories in all competitions without conceding any goals.
With the defence elevating their levels of concentration and intermeshing, and the attack receiving a Neymar in great form, this PSG will have to be taken very seriously from now on.
Champions League once again a realistic scenario
With the team showing a very interesting solidity on this early stage f the season and still with several important attackers yet to join them team, struggling with physical problems, PSG is clearly one of the most feared sides in Europe, that has to be taken into
consideration in the Champions League as well.
After the 3-0 victory against Real Madrid on their debut in the competition, PSG might have taken an important step towards the 1st place of their group and that can generate benefits in the draw later on the 8th finals.
The French club has the ambition of taking a step forward in terms of titles, because winning the domestic competitions doesn’t represent any kind of breakthrough when compared to their recent past that on a scenario that has been completely dominated by the Parisians.
That way, it is the Champions League that has a bigger weight on the scale of success for the club this season, and with Neymar once again committed and focused on helping the team, it’s natural that the odds for PSG to win the competition have shortened a little bit until 11.00 on the main bookmakers like Bet365.
The team from Paris appears this way in 4th place on the list of favourites, ahead of giants like Real Madrid, Bayern München or Atlético de Madrid.
And imagining an attacking trio formed by Cavani, Neymar and Mbappé, with the help of other talented players such as Mauro Icardi or Angel Di María sort of scares any opponent that is aware of the dangers that partnership can cause.
We’ll see how Thomas Tuchel will deal with so much talent at his disposal, but for now, everything seems to be on track for a strong season from PSG.