PSG Feminine vs. Bordeaux: D1 Arkema MD1 preview

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The D1Arkema, the Women's French League, is finally back, and Paris Saint-Germain are set to begin their campaign in an attempt to win their second-ever title.

It's well known that Lyon are considered the favourites to win the League again, but fans of PSG will hope that this year will finally be their time to celebrate an achievement.

Of course, supporters have expressed their reservations ahead of the new season due to the club's lack of influential recruitment after the various players who decided to leave, and their performance against Lyon last week for the Trophees Des Championnes didn't give much hope either.

PSG Predicted Line-Up

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Katarzyna Kiedrzynek

Defenders: Karchaoui, De Almeida, Le Guilly, Calligaris

Midfielders: Jean-Francois, Geyoro (C), Groenen

Forwards: Baltimore, Vangsgaard, Martens

Despite using a 3-5-2 system all Summer, a change could be made by Gerard Precheur in order to bag the first three points of the League.

Confusion still remains around who will be the first goalkeeper for the season, as both Constance Picaud and Katarzyna Kiedrzynek have the potential to do so. Picaud shared the task with Sarah Bouhaddi all of last year, but Kiedrzynek has given some decent displays during the pre-season.

Also during the pre-season, Jade Le Guilly was given a chance to become a starter for the club due to the absence of her teammates, but she has found herself still being picked despite the return of those players who were unavailable.

PSG vs Bordeaux last five matches

21/22 : PSG 1-0 Bordeaux (D1Arkema)

21/22 : Bordeaux 1-5 PSG (D1Arkema)

22/23 : Bordeaux 0-3 PSG (D1Arkema)

22/23 : Bordeaux 0-0 PSG, 4-5 penalties win for PSG (French Cup QF)

22/23 : PSG 1-0 Bordeaux (D1Arkema)

PSG Post Prediction

Bordeaux 1-2 PSG

PSG should get their three points here, but it will be a challenging game for them. Bordeaux aren't the easiest team to play, and Paris are still trying to find their rhythm after such a big shake-up in personnel; therefore, there is the expectation that it will take them some time to get fully started.

PSG will play Bordeaux on Sunday, the 17th, September. This match will be the final game of the first matchday, and PSG will surely hope to get their name on the top of the table.