Lionel Messi and the rest of PSG will be in Saudi Arabia this week for the Riyadh Season Cup 2023, where they will face an All-Star XI from Al Nassr and Al Hilal.
The French champions have a packed domestic and Champions League calendar coming up, so they will likely start a mixture of first-team stars and younger players.
The match itself isn’t the main attraction; the probable final encounter between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is. Ronaldo, a Portuguese player, will be making his debut after signing a new contract to play in Saudi Arabia.
The match’s kickoff time, live streams, TV networks, starting lineups, and betting odds are all included here.
The PSG vs. Al Nassr / Al Hilal All-Stars match has a kickoff time of
On Thursday, January 19, at 8 p.m. local time, the King Fahd International Stadium will host the opening match of the Riyadh Season Cup 2023.
See how that translates to local time in some of the world’s most important countries below: View the live stream or tune in to the TV station to watch PSG take on Al Nassr/Al Hilal.
The game will be broadcast live in many countries on beIN Sports, but it will also be available for streaming on other platforms. PSG’s networks and Facebook Watch will be broadcasting the matches for Australian fans.
In Canada, the match will be on beIN, and fuboTV Canada will carry the live stream. The match will not be aired in India, but it will be available to watch online via PSG’s platforms including Facebook Watch.
Viewers in the United Kingdom can tune in to the game via PSG’s YouTube account, PSG TV, or Facebook Watch. In the United States, you can catch this game on fuboTV or tune in on one of the several beIN Sports channels. Lineups for PSG and Al Nassr/Al Hilal
Ronaldo, Talisca, and Matheus Pereira are all favorites to start for the home team in the Al Nassr/Al Hilal All-Star XI, with David Ospina sitting this one out due to injury.
The expected starting XI (3-4-3) for Al Nassr/Al Hilal: Al-Haydar, Al-Khaibari, Gustavo, Pereira, Talisca, Ronaldo, Marega, Alawjami, Gonzalez, Alamri, Al-Maiouf (GK), Alawjami
Social media photographs have suggested Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Sergio Ramos are all on PSG’s roster, but the club has yet to officially announce their roster. Nordi Mukiele (hamstring), Marco Verratti (quad), and Lucas Lavallee are the only three players who did not make the trip (hamstring).
This is the predicted starting lineup for PSG (3-4-3): Danilo, Marquinhos, Ramos, Bernat, Ruiz, Zaire-Emery, Hakimi, Messi, Ekitike, Mbappe, Navas (GK).
Prediction and odds for PSG vs. Al Nassr/Al Hilal
Although it’s hard to make predictions for such an out-of-the-ordinary matchup, the feeling is that PSG will easily win in the Middle East. There is a chance that Ronaldo will be humiliated in his first game if the reigning Ligue 1 winners get into their groove early.
I think PSG will win 3-1.