Newcastle vs PSG Preview 04/10
We are now into match week 2 of this seasons UEFA Champions League campaign. In today’s preview, we’ll discuss one of the key fixtures in what has been labelled the ‘Group of Death’ by football fans and pundits alike. Read on to find out everything you need to know ahead of Newcastle vs PSG, including team news, injuries, suspensions, and where to watch the live on TV in the UK.
|Match:||Newcastle vs PSG|
|Kick-off:||20:00, Wednesday 4th October|
|Arena:||St. James’ Park|
|Broadcast:||TNT Sports 1 & Ultimate|
These two clubs are both financial superpowers in the modern world of football, and that is precisely the narrative ahead of kick-off. Despite this, Newcastle are still new to the scene, whereas PSG have been around the block for a number of years, albeit without lifting the holy grail of European football just yet. So, what can we expect from this game? Newcastle are arguably in better form, but could a PSG side with a plethora of attacking talent be too much for them on the night?
Squads: Newcastle vs PSG
Below are the current squads for Newcastle vs PSG, together with suspensions and injuries.
|Goalkeepers:||Nick Pope, Martin Dubravka, Loris Karius|
|Defenders:||Mark Gillespie, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Targett, Lewis Hall, Dan Burn, Paul Dummett, Tino Livramento, Kieran Trippier, Emil Krafth, Javier Manquillo|
|Midfielders:||Bruno Guimarae, Sandro Tonali, Sean Longstaff, Lewis Miley, Matt Ritchie, Elliot Anderson|
|Attackers:||Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Jacob Murphy, Alexander Isak, Callum Wilson|
|Injuries:||Joelinton, Joe Willock, Sven Botman, Harvey Barnes|
|Goalkeepers:||Gianluigi Donnarumma, Arnau Tenas, Keylor Navas, Alexandre Letellier|
|Defenders:||Marquinhos, Milan Skriniar, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Achraf Hakimi, Nordi Mukiele|
|Midfielders:||Manuel Ugarte, Danilo Pereira, Vitinha, Fabian Ruiz, Carlos Soler, Warren Zaiire-Emery, Cher Ndour, Ethan Mbappe, Kang-in Lee|
|Attackers:||Ousmane Dembele, Bradley Barcola, Kylian Mbappe, Randal Kolo Muani, Goncalo Ramos, Hugo Ekitike|
|Injuries:||Sergio Rico, Nuno Mendes, Marcos Asensio|
Statistics for Newcastle vs PSG
It is undeniable that PSG are the more experienced and stronger of the two sides. That being said, they have had a mixed bag of results so far this season, winning just three out of their first seven in the league, placing them in fifth. In Europe, however, they have three points on the board and sit top of the group after comfortably seeing off Dortmund on MD1.
Newcastle, on the other hand, have seen a massive upturn in results in recent weeks. Since coming away with a point against AC Milan on MD1, they have torn apart Sheffield United by eight goals to nil, knocked treble winning Manchester City out of the EFL Cup, and eased past Burnley in a 2-0 victory at home.
All things considered, this is a tough one to call despite Newcastle’s inexperience in the competition. Mbappe will be raring to go and is already on seven goals this season, whilst Isak and Wilson are joint top scorers for Newcastle with four each. This could be one of those nights where the drowning atmosphere from the home support might just get Newcastle over the line. Either way, it has all the ingredients for a thrilling affair.
Form & Latest Results
Newcastle’s Recent Results
|16/09: Newcastle vs Brentford||1-0 WIN|
|19/09: Milan vs Newcastle||0-0 DRAW|
|24/09: Sheffield vs Newcastle||0-8 WIN|
|27/09: Newcastle vs Man City||1-0 WIN|
|30/09: Newcastle vs Burnley||2-0 WIN|
PSG’s Recent Results
|03/09: Lyon vs PSG||1-4 WIN|
|15/09: PSG vs Nice||2-3 WIN|
|19/09: PSG vs Dortmund||2-0 WIN|
|24/09: PSG vs Marseille||4-0 WIN|
|30/09: Clermont Foot vs PSG||0-0 DRAW|
The game kicks off at 20:00 UK time.
You can watch the game live on TV on TNT Sports 2.