Sports Mole previews Thursday’s Women’s Champions League clash between Vllaznia Women and Paris Saint-Germain Women, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Paris Saint Germain Women will continue their Women’s Champions League campaign with an away game against Vllaznia Women Thursday.
The French side will be looking for another impressive performance after beating Vllaznia 5-0 when the two sides met in Paris just two weeks ago.
After progressing through the qualifying rounds, Vllaznia were presented with a tough group when they were drawn alongside Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid.
They started the group stage with a 2-0 loss to the Spanish side but their last two European outings have been lost by bigger scores.
Chelsea cruised to an 8-0 win over Vllaznia on matchday two before the Albanian champions were dismissed by PSG.
Since losing 5-0 in Paris, Vllaznia has scored 12 goals in two league matches to maintain their 100% record in the Albanian Women’s National Championship.
Vllaznia produced a display of combat to keep Real Madrid just two goals away in their only home group game this season, and they will look to frustrate their opponents on Thursday.
Meanwhile, PSG are currently in impressive form and they will look to extend their unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions on Thursday.
Despite a string of positive results, PSG still have work to do if they want to qualify for the Champions League Round of 16.
With four points to their name, they currently sit in second place with just one goal difference separating them from third-placed Real Madrid.
After losing to Chelsea and playing a goalless draw with Real Madrid, Gerard PrecheurThe team won 5-0 against Vllaznia thanks to strikes from Grace Geyoro, ramona bachman, Sandy Baltimore, Magnaba Folquet as well as a Mathilde Gjergji own goal.
The result took PSG to four straight wins in all competitions, and after beating local rivals Paris FC 1-0 at the weekend, they will be confident of securing another win on Thursday.
Vllaznia Women’s Champions League form:
Female form of Vllaznia (all competitions):
Paris Saint-Germain Women’s Champions League form:
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Kaylin Williams-Mosier will feature in the hosts’ goal, and she is expected to be protected by the centre-back duo of Sara Maliqi and Gjergji.
After coming on at half-time in the loss to PSG, maja saranovic could be included in Vllaznia’s starting lineup.
Jehona Shala may have the lonely task of leading the line as Vllaznia look to score their first goal in the Champions League group stage.
As for visitors, they cannot use the services of Marie Antoinette Katotowho is a long-term absentee.
Laurina Fazer has returned from a stint on the sidelines to feature as a late substitute against Paris FC, and is expected to be on the bench again as PSG manage their comeback.
Lieke Martens was an unused substitute for Sunday’s league win but the Netherlands international could be brought into the front line on Wednesday.
Possible starting composition of Vllaznia Women:
Williams-Mosier; Saranovic, Gjergji, Maliqi, Gjini; Ramadani, Berisha, Franja, Cavanaugh, Doci; Shala
Possible starting line-up of Paris Saint-Germain Women:
Bouhaddi; Lawrence, Ilestedt, De Almeida, Karchaoui; Jean-Francois, Geyoro, Hamraoui; Baltimore, Martens, Diani
We say: Vllaznia Women 0-4 Paris Saint-Germain Women
Although Vllaznia have the home advantage in their favor for Wednesday’s game, we believe they will find it difficult to compete against a high quality PSG side, and as a result we believe the visitors will be heading for a another victory.
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