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Paris Saint-Germain welcome OGC Nice to Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 on Wednesday with Lille OSC's title-winning coach Christophe Galtier now leading the visitors. Les Aiglons are third and can close the gap on Mauricio Pochettino's men with a win but the gap between the two is already 14 points with Stade Rennais currently sandwiched between the two. 

Neymar is out for the next six to eight weeks with ankle damage while Lionel Messi has shaken off gastroenteritis to make the squad. The Argentine is also expected to parade his latest Ballon d'Or during the match.

Here is how you can watch the match and what to know:

Viewing information

  • Date: Wednesday, Dec. 1 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: Parc des Princes -- Paris, France
  • TV: beIN Sports USA
  • Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
  • Odds: PSG -250; Draw +450; Nice +600 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Team news

PSG: Neymar is out for the next six to eight weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage in the 3-1 win away at AS Saint-Etienne over the weekend. Messi and Leandro Paredes had gastroenteritis symptoms, but make the cut. Sergio Ramos, who debuted last weekend, will not make his home bow this midweek as he is rested.

Nice: Galtier's squad are relatively injury-free for the moment with only Robson Bambu and Evann Guessand missing. Youcef Atal is back for the trip to Paris.

Storylines

PSG: With five wins from their last six and four consecutive, Les Parisiens are in good form results-wise and currently hold a 12-point lead over Rennes in second. However, slipping into second in UEFA Champions League Group A after losing to Manchester City (catch all the Champions League action on Paramount+) was a bit of a blemish while the team remains locked in an unattractive style of play which makes them vulnerable in every game.

Nice: With three wins from their last six but two losses from their last three, Galtier's side are showing the sort of inconsistencies you come to expect from a squad given a summer facelift to turn them into title challengers. Although that push will seemingly have to wait until at least next campaign, the Frenchman is turning this team into a formidable force already.

Prediction

The hosts should be able to take these points and Neymar's absence gives Messi and Kylian Mbappe a chance to gel in attack. However, Amine Gouiri and Andy Delort have the quality in attack to punish the Parisien defense with a combined 15 league goals.

Pick: PSG 2-1 Nice.