This Sunday, as part of the 4th day of Ligue 1 2021-2022, Paris Saint-Germain (1st) will face Reims (12th) at Stade Auguste Delaune (kick off at 8:45 p.m., broadcast on Amazon Prime ). The referee of the meeting has been chosen, it will be François Letexier (32 years old).
The man with the whistle will be assisted by Cyril Mugnier and Mehdi Rahmouni. As for the role of 4th referee, it will be occupied by Benjamin Lepaysant. And video assistance will be provided by Benoît Bastien and Hicham Zakrani.
With Mr. Letexier on the whistle, we can expect that the yellow cards will be distributed rather quickly during the meeting. Indeed, while the national average per game is 3.68 (standard deviation of 0.33), the referee on Sunday gave 3.85 yellows per game on average throughout his career in Ligue 1 ( Transfermarkt figures ) . A rather high figure, even if it is not “shocking” either. There is just the idea that players have to be careful.
The man with the whistle is still not particularly severe, since he has a more “normal” tendency to distribute direct red cards. Indeed, Wattelier is 0.16 exclusion per game in his career while the national average per game is also 0.17 (standard deviation of 0.06). He therefore does not take out the boxes anyhow, normally.
Letexier is relatively logically the type to exclude a player after his first yellow card, since he gave the same player a second warning 0.12 times per game on average. Which is much higher than the national average, which stands at 0.08 (standard deviation of 0.04). This follows its trend with the yellows at first, so there is no particular leniency afterwards. Finally, as regards the penalties, the man with the whistle on Sunday is one of those who whistle a lot with 0.39 penalties whistled per match on average, while in Ligue 1 the average is 0.33 (standard deviation 0.10).