The match between Monaco and PSG was once a great derby of the French Ligue 1. Now it represents yet another solid challenge for the Saints, and nothing more than that. However, the team from Paris still holds a grudge over their rivals from the south, with Monaco being the only side in France who interrupted Saints’ title domination in the last eight years. That is why they like to trash Les Monégasques and make up for that frustrating 2016/17 season.
Monaco (+425) is oscillating a lot, as usual. After opening the year with winning 13 of possible 18 points, haven’t won three straight, before putting two victories in a row before the international break. They are simply elusive for the punters all across the globe.
However, Monaco has certain patterns when talking about efficiency, as 7 of their 10 Ligue 1 games saw over 2.5 goals, the same number as for both teams to score.
When playing at Stade Louis II, this side is unbeatable so far, with three wins recorded and two draws. Pretty much all of these events were exciting and with lots of goals; four of five ended with either over 2.5 scores or with both teams to score. Overall, Les Monégasques want to play open and appealing football, even if that sometimes hurts their ambitions.
PSG (-195) tops the standings, reaching the full speed following a bit slower start. The Saints have wight wins and two losses in the last 10 matches, being defeated in the UCL against Manchester United and RB Leipzig.
But if we study their matches in the domestic championship, we can see that the champs haven’t allowed a single goal in the previous five encounters, eight in the past nine.
PSG has one road defeat in the Ligue 1, and that happened early one, against Lens, 1-0. After that, Tomas Tuchel’s guys won five straight with a goal difference of 14-0.
Aleksandr Golovin won’t be available for this match, the same as Benjamin Lecomte. The situation surrounding Wissam Ben Yedder is still not clear, as he caught the COVID-19 infection, but at the moment, his status is unknown.
Kylian Mbappe should be ready to play, the same as Neymar. But PSG has numerous other problems, with Moise Kean, Pablo Sarabia, Julian Draxler, Mauro Icardi, and Idrissa Gueye out of the picture.
Head to Head Matches
We haven’t seen PSG losing in the past 12 head-to-head games, with the Saints posting 10 wins and two draws. Monaco’s previous four contests all ended with PSG recording a triumph, with the note that they scored four goals on three occasions. The most recent was in January 2020, 1-4.
PSG is the absolute favorite in this match. Even without several of their players from the first lineup, they will still win pretty easilly. Our primary suggestion here would be to bet on PSG’s win by at least a two-goal margin. The odds will double your stake +100.
For those who want to be more courageous, PSG to score twice in the first half is the right choice, with the odds at +155.
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