PSG vs. RC Lens: How and where to watch, preview, lineups and prediction

PSG is preparing for the third matchday of Ligue 1, in which they will face RC Lens. Can those led by Luis Enrique finally give away a victory to their fans?
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This Saturday, August 26, PSG receives RC Lens in the Parc des Princes, on the occasion of MD3 of Ligue 1. The only two French clubs that will play the 2023-2024 edition of the UEFA Champions League face each other, in a game marked by what for many will be Kylian Mbappe's last game with the Parisian team.

Although the player himself has declared on multiple occasions his intention to stay in Paris this season, the rumors and theories surrounding his future have not stopped since then, and the international press expects some kind of announcement from Mbappe before or after this game. What is certain is that those led by Luis Enrique will seek to certify their first victory of the season against the second place in Ligue 1 2022-2023.

Where and how to watch PSG vs. RC Lens live?

There are multiple options to enjoy this game, and you will be able to see the team trained by Luis Enrique on TV and on digital streaming services. Everything will depend on your location.

  • United States: beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, fuboTV.
  • Canada: beIN SPORTS Canada, fuboTV Canada.
  • UK: TNT Sports 1.
  • Spain: Eurosport, Eurosport App.
  • Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Argentina: ESPNStar+.

Match details

  • Kick-off time:  19:00 GMT, 15:00 ET, 12:00 PT.
  • City: Paris.
  • Stadium: Parc des Princes.
  • Date: Saturday, August 26.

PSG Post Prediction

PSG 2-0 RC Lens.

PSG vs. RC Lens Head-to-Head Record (Last 5 games)

  • PSG: 2 wins
  • RC Lens: 1 wins
  • Draws: 2

Last 5 matches played by PSG and RC Lens

  • RC Lens: DDLLD

PSG's situation

PSG will have to deal with the loss due to injury of Kang-In Lee who seemed destined to occupy a position in the Parisian midfield according to the latest indiscretions in the French press. However, after being introduced in the second half of the last match against Toulouse (1-1), Luis Enrique will surely have the advantage of fielding Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele as starters, which could boost Paris' offensive plot.

As we explained at the beginning of this article, there is an expectation that Kylian Mbappe could make an announcement about his future closer to the end or start of this match. Nothing has been confirmed, but it will surely be an additional reason to keep an eye on this PSG vs. Lens.

RC Lens' situation

RC Lens will be the only team accompanying PSG this season in the UEFA Champions League. After losing very important pieces in their system such as Seko Fofana or Lois Openda, the northern team has strengthened itself in several lines, highlighting above all the recent incorporation of Elye Wahi, in exchange for 35 million euros. The young attacker was the object of desire for clubs in the Premier League, Bundesliga, and even PSG itself. We'll see if they have what it takes to complicate life for the Parisians.

PSG and RC Lens predicted lineups

PSG's predicted starting XI vs. RC Lens: Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez – Zaire-Emery, Ugarte, Vitinha – Dembele, Ramos, Mbappe.

RC Lens' predicted starting XI vs. PSG: Samba – Frankowski, Gradit, Danso, Medina, Machado – Samed, Diouf – Thomasson, Fulgini, Wahi.

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