Preview: PSG – Anderlecht

during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC Anderlecht and Paris Saint-Germain at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on October 18, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

PSG are at the top of Group B, with maximum of points after three rounds, while Anderlecht are bottom, with no points.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

This round 4 Champions League (CL) clash pits top against bottom. PSG are coasting along with maximum points and have scored 12 goals without reply, while Anderlecht are almost the polar opposite, having lost all 3 games and conceded 10 without once finding the back of the net.

The reverse fixture in round 3 saw PSG demolish Anderlecht 4-0 in Belgium, with Neymar and Edison Cavani among the goalscorers. Between them, these two players have hit a staggering 25 goals in all competitions this season.

Anderlecht normally look for some solace in their home league, but this season they sit a distant fifth in the table, 9 points off their rivals, Club Brugge.

There’s no such worries for PSG in Ligue 1, as they sit 4 points clear at the top with 9 wins and 2 draws in their 11 games in their attempt to regain their Ligue 1 crown. They are also scoring on average 3.09 goals a game, while conceding just 0.73 per game.

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PSG’s record against Belgian clubs stands at P9, W4, D4, L1. Anderlecht have played 23 games against French sides, with a record of W7, D10, L6.

Anderlecht have a miserable record away in the CL and haven’t won a group stage (or onwards) tie since beating Real Betis 1-0 in Dec ’05. PSG have lost just once at home in their last 44 European games.

 

Missing players

PSG: H. Ben Arfa (injury), T. Motta (injury)

Anderlecht: A. Najar (knee injury), E. Sowah Adjei (abdominal strain), M. Bruno (doubtful), U. Spajic (doubtful).

 

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