Paredes ready for title decider

03 April 2021 00:24:41 GMTPlus10

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes has described his side's clash with Lille this weekend as "crucial for the run-in in the league" and anticipates a tight affair at the Parc des Princes.

PSG ran out 3-0 winners at home to Lille in the French Cup round of 16 last month but it is expected to be a much closer match when the sides reconvene in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Going into the game both sides are level on 63 points after the same number of games at the top of France's elite division with PSG currently ahead on goal difference.

As a result, the match in the capital has been labeled as a potential title decider in Ligue 1 with PSG looking to win their eighth title in nine seasons and Lille hoping to finish top for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign.

And former Roma talent Paredes, who joined PSG from Zenit St Petersburg for an initial €40 million in 2019, is fully aware of the challenge in-form Lille pose this weekend.

Speaking to PSG TV, he said: "Of course it's going to be a difficult game.

"We're going to face a team that plays good football, who can defend well and get good results away from home. It'll be a game between two leaders and we'll have to prepare ourselves well.

"We'll approach it like we do every other game, but we know it's a very important match and crucial for the run-in in the league."

PSG are 1.66 to beat Lille, who are 5.25 to win with the draw 3.80.

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